WHAT's New In Engineering:
The Box Elder Engineering Division in cooperation with the Pennington County is working on a planning grant to obtain the funds to prepare a BUILD grant. Should the City be awarded this grant, it will move the City one step closer to applying for the BUILD grant which would allow reconstruction of Radar Hill Road and the 14/16 HWY.
The formal Box Elder Engineering Department is a recent addition to City staffing. Previously, duties of the department were performed by the Public Works Director and private consultants hired by the City. The City’s continued growth and increase in activity levels made it necessary to split these duties from the Public Works Director. This change will also decrease the amount of outside consultant expense the City incurs each year.
The Engineering Department reviews new development plans for conformance with City regulations, prepares plans and specification, and administers contracts for annual maintenance projects, assists the Public Works Maintenance crews in developing and performing annual maintenance projects, assists the Planning and Zoning Department with updates to ordinances and planning documents, coordinates inspection activities with Public Works staff to ensure new developments meet City standards, and provide technical support for all City departments and City Council.
Staff working on plan for pave connector road between Creekside and Prairie View Subdivision.
Bob has been in the engineering field for the past forty years, in both private and public sector. Bob has been with the City of Box Elder since 2016 and comes to us with an engineering degree from the South Dakota School of Mines.