Office of the City Engineer

Lagnesh Varshney, P.E., Acting City Engineer

pwe logo transLagnesh VarshneyThe  City Engineer, implements and administers the provisions in the City's Code of Ordinances and state/federal regulations relating to flood plain management, street cuts and storm water quality. The City Engineer is also responsible for the issuance of paving and utility construction permits, approving plats and overseeing Plan Review. Additionally, the City Engineer is responsible for making engineering decisions, in accordance with the city’s standard contract documents and providing resolution or mediation to disputes emerging from City contracts.


The Office of the City Engineer is divided into five Sections:

Engineering Services Section

Kathlie Bulloch , P.E., Managing Engineer (Utilities)

Richard Smith, P.E., PTOE, Managing Engineer (ROW, Traffic)

Residential Sidewalk
Pipeline Permits
Monitoring Well & Soil Boring Permits

Construction Services Section

Lagnesh Varshney, P.E., Managing Engineer 


Flood Plain Management Section

Jamila Johnson, P.E., CFM, Managing Engineer 

  • Flood Plain Management
  • Flood Plain Development Permits and Inspection


Engineering Standards Section

Vacant, Senior Project Manager

  • Approved Products & Product Approval Committee
  • Maintenance of Standard Specifications and Details
  • Maintenance of Design Guidelines
  • Clearinghouse for changes to Standards, Guidelines and Procedures
  • Web availability of Standards, Guidelines and Procedures


Administrative Support Section

Gloria Chenault, Administration Specialist 

  • Administrative support for Office of City Engineer

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