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Town Engineer

Crane setting beams in the Boston Neck Bridge

Boston Neck Bridge

Responsibilities

  • Works on improvement projects to roads, drainage systems, bridges, parking lots
  • Advises Town agencies on projects
  • Coordinates with outside consultants working on large improvement projects
  • Coordinates with State personnel on projects involving their facilities or related to grant funds
  • Works with surveyors on maps or easement plans required for Town projects
  • Advises the Planning and Zoning Commission on all proposed subdivisions and site plans including design reviews during the application process
  • Advises the Conservation Commission on drainage impacts on wetlands for large development proposals during the application process
  • Oversees field inspection during construction and performance bond process
  • Works on grant administration activities on engineering projects
  • Develops and upgrades Town maps
  • Presents new roads for acceptance to the Board of Selectmen and upgrades Town and non-Town road lists
  • Supervises pavement management program and implements improvement projects under the program
  • Responds to road and drainage complaints

Stormwater Management Program

In response to Connecticut DEEP requirements, in 2004 the Town Engineering Department obtained a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit, developed a Stormwater Management Plan and subsequently submitted annual reports summarizing activities undertaken in conformance with the plan. The Stormwater Management Plan indicated best management practices for the following six required minimum control measures:

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Involvement/Participation
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment
  6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping

While the initial duration of the MS4 Permit was 2004 - 2009, the program continued in its initial form until DEEP developed revisions to increase program requirements by 2017. In response, the Town, working with a consultant, obtained a new permit registration and Stormwater Management Plan by April 2017. The expanded scope of the new requirements requires the Town to continue using the consulting firm to plan and coordinate activities through the 2017-2022 permit period.