BEATRICE – Nearly $2 million of projects per year go through the Beatrice City Engineering Department, working on design with other departments in the city.
:21 “sometimes less”
Elected officials Monday night got a presentation about the work of the department, from City Engineer James Burroughs. Engineering touches a lot of areas……street work, utilities, trails and special projects. The three-person department also does survey and G-I-S work.
Duties of the office include flood plain management.
:20 “approved it”
One of the newer areas of regulation is handling storm water, for which the city has a permit allowing discharge of storm water into receiving bodies of water.
:26 “illegal discharge”
Burroughs described the G-I-S work the department has done, used every day to map flood plain and floodway, along with utility system locations.
:17 “this system”
One item soon to come before the mayor and city council is the proposed one-and-six-year street plan, in which engineering works with the street department to identify projects that are priorities. Burroughs and City Street Department Superintendent Jason Moore collaborate.
:07 “well, so far”
Recently, city engineering purchased new plotting and scanning equipment, at a cost of about $19,000…used for mapping work and creating plans.