The Town Engineering Department serves the Town by providing professional services in the form of planning, design, project management, construction inspection and oversight.
The Town Engineer is responsible for planning and budgeting most of the capital improvement projects such as annual road resurfacing programs, sidewalk and curb reconstruction, drainage improvements and facility upgrades. The Department prepares cost estimates, plans specifications and contract documents for the majority of the Town's public work bids. Many times during the course of construction, the Engineer may serve as a liaison for the Town providing information to residents, property owners, and utility members affected by the work.
The Engineering Department plays an integral role in providing technical assistance and support to the Town's Administrative, Building, and Highway Departments. The Town Engineer attends all of the monthly Planning Board meetings and handles the review of all of the permit applications for Fresh Water Wetlands, Site Plan, Land Subdivision, and Special Use.
All Erosion and Sediment Control permit applications are submitted to and reviewed by the Town Engineer. Once a permit is issued, the Department monitors constructive activity and provides all of the necessary inspections and oversight to ensure that project goals are achieved and specification compliance is met.
The Engineer Department stores and maintains the majority of the Town's mapping such as topography, sewer, and drainage systems. Availability for map research and viewing can be scheduled by contacting the Department. Mapping is primarily archived in paper form however some maps are available digitally in GIS format.
The Engineer often interacts with the community and is available to offer information and advice should a resident, property, owner, or contractor need assistance.