Functions of the Department The Engineering Department performs a variety of functions, including:
Engineering Records - Maintain and update drawings, plans and maps for water and sewer utilities, street work improvements, subdivisions and planning proposals.
Municipal Projects - Projects undertaken by the City as the developer, including street improvements, upgrading of water and sewer mains, etc. Engineering Department Staff co-ordinate these projects from the planning stage through to completion. The work is normally contracted out and a public tendering process is used to obtain the best price for construction.
Service Connections - Receive and process applications for water and sewer service connections to new or existing developments, prepare cost estimate and coordinates installation with the Building Inspection and Public Works Departments.
Civic Addresses - Maintain address map and assign civic addresses to new developments.
Public Utilities - Liaise with utility companies; process and issue permits for service installations on municipal streets.
Engineering Inspection - Undertake site inspections for subdivision development and manufactured home park development to ensure installation of water and sewer mains and services and construction of roads complies with municipal bylaw standards.
Public Enquiries - Provide information regarding water and sewer main locations, property boundaries, zoning enquiries, subdivision bylaw requirements and other issues related to the municipal infrastructure.