Engineering and Environmental Services
The Department of Engineering and Environmental Services includes the divisions of Capital Project Delivery, Environmental Services, Engineering Permits, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Property Management.
Capital Project Delivery
The Capital Project Delivery division oversees the design and construction activity of capital projects which typically include roadway, drainage, water and sewer projects. This division provides plan review and site observation on private development projects when the infrastructure is donated to the City. The engineers of this division also provide general consulting services to other departments as needed.
The Engineering Permits division administers the following permits: floodplain, stormwater detention, right-of-way encroachments, small wireless facilities and facility. The division manages the City’s Community Rating System program and issues addresses.
The GIS division creates updates and maintains City’s GIS layers, educates other city departments in the use of GIS technology, creates custom applications for other departments, and acts as a GIS liaison between IT and other city departments.
The Property Management division is charged with overseeing the city’s adjudicated property program, acquiring parcels to support capital project work, preparing ordinances for closure/abandonment of right-of-way, preparing ordinances for annexations, and working closely with Community Development in identifying and surveying proposed areas for revitalization in the targeted neighborhoods.
The Environmental Services division monitors and provides guidance on environmental and related regulatory matters affecting city operations with primary focus on water, sewer & public works issues. Staff administers the Cross Lake watershed protection program and oversees protection of the lake from pollution. They also oversee the city’s industrial pretreatment, storm water, noise/odor management and energy efficiency programs in addition to environmental initiatives such as the city’s Brownfields program and air quality improvement initiatives.