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About Our Department

Office Hours

Our office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Contact Information

Contact our office via phone at 715-839-4934 or fax at 715-552-7288.

Who are we?

The City of Eau Claire Engineering Department is responsible for the design, survey, construction and inspection of municipal infrastructure. This includes streets, sanitary sewer, water, storm water, bridges, trails, parks, plazas, and buildings as outlined in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

Dave Solberg, Engineering Director - City Engineer

John Genskow, Deputy City Engineer - Drainage & Development

Tim Pluth, Deputy City Engineer - Design & Construction

Leah Ness, City Transportation Engineer

Todd Bohrer, Parking Administrator

What do we do?

Engineering prepares and administers the special assessment program and maintains official engineering records and maps. Engineering also oversees and maintains the emergency warning system, the geographic information systems (GIS) program and parking operations. In addition, we provide engineering assistance to other city departments and coordinate contracted consulting engineering services as needed.

Engineering staff places much focus each day on the following department objectives.

Infrastructure Construction

Plan, design, inspect and administer infrastructure construction projects and provide technical assistance on infrastructure to other city departments and the public.

Planning Assistance

Provide planning assistance for subdivisions, commercial, and industrial developments and future street and utility needs.

Development Agreements

Prepare and monitor development agreements for installation of utilities and streets in new developments.

Special Assessment Program

Record, compute, and coordinate the special assessment program.

Pavement Management System

Update and maintain the pavement management system.

Flood Protection

Monitor and coordinate flood protection.

Land Parcel & City Infrastructure Information

Provide city property owners, developers, internal operating departments, and visitors with accurate information on land parcels and city infrastructure in a cost-efficient manner and facilitate community development and public infrastructure improvements.

Emergency Warning Sirens

Assure that all emergency warning sirens are in good operating condition and ready for use; conduct monthly operating tests.

Technical Support

Provide technical support to the Community Development & Community Services departments.