Engineering is contained within its own department, but is headquartered and runs out of the Municipal Services Center located on Hollis Street. It's prime responsibility is the review, permitting and inspection of all private development projects (non City initiated) to insure compliance with all City specifications and requirements. These projects involve the public infrastructure and include street construction, traffic control, storm drainage, construction and repair of water lines and sewer facilities. The department supervises the design and construction of capital improvement projects and construction inspection of these projects.
Specific activities include assistance in planning and zoning functions, review of public works plans, street and drainage design, flood plain mapping and management, water distribution and wastewater collection design, and special projects. The engineering department is also responsible for the coordination and management of the City Storm Water Utility Program.