The Engineering Department reviews the design process and inspection of all public works and utility projects. Such projects include, but are not limited to storm sewers, streets and sidewalks. In general, the Engineering Department provides support services to all Borough departments from preliminary layout to final completion, construction inspection services and guidance for proposed internal development. The Engineering Department maintains a record of all assets within the public right-of-way.
Sidewalk and Curb Construction — The Engineering Department is responsible for managing the Curb and Sidewalk Ordinance. This includes the issuance of all permits, the inspection of all installations, and the management of installations when private property owners fail to comply with Borough Council directives. Further, the Engineering Department is involved in Borough installation of ADA-accessible curb ramps as a part of the Borough’s Community Development Block Grant Program.
Street Improvement Projects — The Engineering Department will recommend street reconstruction projects, produce specifications and monitor construction activities. Projects conducted with federal or state grants, managed as local projects, fall under the supervision of the Engineering Department.
Planning and Zoning — The Engineering Department coordinates review and approval of subdivision and land development plans to include fee collection, review and analysis, meeting facilitation and document recordation. The Department provides technical assistance regarding the Comprehensive Plan and other planning-related issues.