Development Review Section:
The Engineering and Construction programs develop, maintain and improve county roads and utilities through acquisition and management of right of way, design, and construction of roadway, drainage and utility systems. Programming of future improvements and engineering studies as needed to provide quality customer service and maximize the effects of funds available. The program utilizes a "cradle to grave" concept, whereby the project team stays with the project and manages its projects completely through the construction phase.
Services (What We Do):
Management of construction contracts, contract administration, design of projects, and coordination of professional engineering consultant designs assures project compliance with environmental requirements and coordination of design and construction activities. The program also provides construction inspection to ensure construction is in compliance with design and specifications and that the quality of construction projects meets county requirements. The inspection staff maintains project documentation in accordance with funding source requirements. Other services provided are materials testing of construction work, coordination of projects with utility companies, assistance in development of capital improvement plans, and engineering assistance to other county departments.
The Development Review (DR) program in the Technical Services Department is responsible for the review and enforcement of a wide variety of private development actions that affect the County Public Works Division (PWD) or the general public. Actions consist of reviewing Building, Planning, Zoning and Environmental Health Department permits and platting actions. These permits generally consist of building permits, zoning permits, fence permits, zone changes, special use permits, and or platting actions. The DR group reviews these permits for compliance with PWD ordinances such as the drainage, flood plain, street standards and excavation ordinances requests for construction in County Rights-of-Way of County property are also reviewed by the DR program staff.