Engineering

The Engineering & Utilities Department includes the engineering, water and stormwater utilities, and building divisions of the town. The department manages the planning, design, construction, and operations of the water supply and distribution systems, the stormwater utility, and transportation facilities for the town.

Engineering Division
The Engineering Division reviews proposed developments to ensure they comply with standards for all of these areas. Development agreements for public infrastructure improvements associated with new development are coordinated by engineering. This also includes the inspection and acceptance of public improvements by the town.

Building Division
The Building Division is responsible for the building permit and inspection activities for all commercial, industrial, and residential projects within the town. The application, interpretation, and enforcement of the adopted building codes are coordinated through this division.

Right of way permits for construction in town-owned rights of way are handled by the Building Division.

Pavement Management Program
Staff conducts a complete visual pavement assessment every three years and utilizes the IWORQs Pavement Management System to determine the remaining service life of the Transportation System. From this information, staff determines the most cost effective maintenance treatment for the roadways with the lowest remaining service life and issues a yearly contract for the Pavement Maintenance Project based on the provided budget. Typically utilized treatments include crack seal, patching, chip seal, overlays and replacement.

Additional Responsibilities
The Engineering and Utilities Department represents the town in planning for regional transportation and water resource needs. The department also manages Bulrush Wetland Park along Highway 52 that is available for public access and as an educational resource for the community.