121 S.W. Port St. Lucie, Blvd., Building B
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34984
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The Engineering Department, headed by the City Engineer, Patricia Roebling, P.E., is divided into 7 divisions. These include Engineering Operations, Survey & Mapping, NPDES, Traffic Operations, Regulatory Division, Inspection Division, and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP).
The Engineering Operations Division provides customer service, scheduling and coordination of all residential and commercial inspections. This division also provides administrative support to the other divisions; preparation of the overall department’s budget; financial tracking of all Capital Improvements and Records Management.
The Survey and Mapping Division is charged with all residential permitting and inspections. They review and issue residential permits; stake out the grade elevations of the swale and the culverts for the driveway prior to construction and perform the driveway and grading inspection during and at the close of construction. This division also handles all commercial stakeouts and inspections of the swale, liner and driveway culvert surrounding the entrances to commercial facilities. This division also provides for surveying of our Capital Improvement Projects as well as provides support to other city departments. Also provides plat review as required by Florida Statute and upkeep of the City’s vertical control Base Map.
Our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Division (NPDES) is responsible for the development and implementation of the Stormwater Management Program, a mandated program as part of the Clean Water Act. This division is charged with record keeping for the NPDES program, outreach to the public, construction site inspections and enforcement of NPDES requirements in Best Management Practices. We also do municipal employee training and illicit discharge detection and elimination. A new unfunded mandate from the Department of Environmental Protection is to monitor Total Maximum Daily Loads into the North Fork of the Saint Lucie River.
The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for design & installation assistance, maintenance, study, review, and operation of traffic control devices such as: roadway signs, traffic signals, street lighting, pedestrian lighting, school zone flashers and pavement markings on the roadways of Port St. Lucie.
Additional responsibilities include: assisting the Capital Improvement Program and Regulatory Division by reviewing the traffic operations aspect of transportation system planning projects. Enforcement of access management/control standards through the review and permitting of new developments. Evaluation and development of traffic calming initiatives and plans where warranted. Reviewing traffic studies and addressing complaints concerning traffic within the city and providing customer service to the public. Assistance with residential FPL Streetlighting Assessment Districts. Traffic Operations is also responsible for the maintenance of the city’s fiber optic program. This program assists in the synchronization of the traffic signals and allows staff to communicate remotely with the equipment in the field. It also assists with the monitoring of traffic patterns.
The Regulatory Division is the Engineering Department’s voting member on the Site Plan Review Committee. This division reviews proposed developments for compliance with city codes and standard engineering design principles. They also review transportation studies, drainage studies and developer agreements and recommend the necessary offsite roadway and drainage improvements to support the development. Commercial development permitting, resolution of construction related issues and acknowledgment of construction acceptance are provided by this division. The Regulatory Division staff also assists in supporting the Capital Improvements Division.
The Inspection Division is responsible for inspecting all of our Capital Improvement Projects, all planned development and commercial projects. This division also reviews, processes and inspects all excavation permits. The Inspection Division will go out after the warranty period of a project and conduct a walk-through of the project to verify that all improvements are still intact and functioning properly.
The Capital Improvement Projects Division is responsible for managing the planning, design, permitting and construction of capital roadway, stormwater and pedestrian improvements throughout the city. The division is also responsible for dealing with Federal, State and local agencies and permitting thru the same agencies. The division also provides intergovernmental coordination and public outreach. As part of the Public Outreach they conduct public information meetings.