The department is responsible for the design and administration of capital projects including construction or reconstruction of roads, bridges and culverts, sidewalks, storm sewers, survey and inspection activities for department and corporate needs, project management and engineering services relating to the promotion of safe and efficient movement of people and goods, parking lot operations and street lighting.
Engineering Services is responsible for the Town’s Asset Management and Tangible Capital Assets. It maintains an inventory of infrastructure (digital and spatial) to assist with long-term capital planning including recommending preventive maintenance programs, prioritizing capital programs and monitoring activities that relate to the acquisition, maintenance and renewal of infrastructure, and assessing condition of infrastructure to determine the most cost effective alternatives (i.e. replacement, rehabilitation, maintenance) to achieve sustainable infrastructure management.
Engineering Services is responsible for the review and approval of all proposed subdivision plans to ensure conformance to Town Standards and that proper drainage standards are met, site plans and municipal consents (approval for utility locations). Staff reviews and comments on applications for Official Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Consents, Minor Variances and By-Law changes or amendments.
Staff provides locate services for storm sewers through requests for locates from Ontario One Call. By issuing Municipal Consents through Engineering Services for all utilities located within the municipal right-of-way the Town ensures that its responsibility for the management of the right-of-way is intact.
Through an agreement with the County of Oxford we provide design and administration for the construction or re-construction of sanitary sewers, watermain and roads owned by the County.
Engineering Services in co-operation with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority continues to monitor water levels in the creeks and streams and monitors rain gauges to ensure that our Stormwater Management Strategy is current.
130 Oxford St., 2nd Floor
Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5