Statement of Function
The County Engineering Division provides survey, design, engineering, permitting, bidding, inspection and project management services for improvements and maintenance to roadways, parks, buildings and drainage systems in Indian River County. The division oversees and administers private development permitting according to the Land Development Regulations of the County and provides engineering services for other projects and departments. Some specific duties involve identifying and establishing boundaries of County-owned properties; furnishing details as to topography and unique features of properties that may affect future improvements and locating underground utilities. Additional functions include performing residential plan reviews, issuing right-of-way permits for residences and site plans, and performing right-of-way and utility inspections.
2018/2019 Goals and Objectives
- Provide effective planning and implementation of services, policies, and regulations through
efficient use of facilities and personnel while providing a safe, convenient and efficient
transportation, -parks and stormwater management system available to all and at a minimum
detriment to the environment.
- Provide development review services that meet the desired time frame established in the land
- Develop and obtain approval of Land Development Section Engineering Standards and Details
incorporating the latest principles and policies to best serve the development community and
update the Land Development Regulations to establish as standards.
- Develop and obtain approval for residential grading standards and details. Incorporate as an update
in the Land Development Regulations.
- Continue to increase the efficiency of operations through the use of computer, communications
equipment and software to help provide engineering services to other departments (i.e. Parks,
Recreation and Utilities).
- Continue to shift the document and record keeping process to an Electronic Data Management
System which will allow for the increased efficiency in data sharing between County
Staff/Consultants/Contractors, ensure our compliance with Sunshine Law requirements, improve
our ability to rapidly respond to public information requests, and minimize the resources and staff
time required for the record data retrieval processes.
- Continue to upgrade the Engineering Divisions computer and IT systems in order to increase staff
productivity and facilitate a continued shift towards an electronic data-based environment.
- Continue the transfer of the Engineering Division's and Public Works Department's historical
records system into an electronic format in order to reduce the resources required to create &
maintain records and minimize the physical space required for storage and ensure the survivability
of IRC historical record data.
- Increase the number and quality of projects finished by the design and survey sections, recognizing
that the complexity of projects will affect the number completed.
- Continue to pursue needed right-of-way acquisition through the most cost-effective means
- Continue compiling & assessing inventory for updating and implementing ADA Transition Plan.