|Land Survey Section|
|The Land Survey Section of the Engineering Division, under the direction of a licensed Professional Land Surveyor, provides surveying and mapping services for the City of Lacey. Responsibilities include (1) maintaining a horizontal and vertical control network for use by all parties involved with development and utility projects within Lacey’s Urban Growth Area, (2) providing survey services for design, construction and as-builts of City of Lacey construction projects, (3) property boundary surveys, (4) developing and maintaining accurate maps of utilities installed in the city’s Urban Growth Area, and (5) producing descriptions for easements, rights-of-way, and other land transactions involving the city.|
|The Transportation Section is staffed with four full time staff that are responsible for transportation planning, obtaining grant funding, street light timing and operation, and determining traffic mitigation on development projects.|
|Design and Construction Section|
|The Design and Construction Section is staffed with five full time staff who are responsible for design of various street and utility projects, pavement management and all inspection services during construction of city projects.|
|Development Review is part of the Public Works Engineering Services section. Development Review is responsible for coordinating the external needs of citizens, developers, engineers and surveyors with the internal needs of various sections of the City of Lacey's Public Works and Community Development departments. Every residential or commercial project that is privately funded is reviewed and inspected by members of the Development Review team.|
Water, sewer, storm drainage, street section, street lighting, erosion control and landscaping elements are all part of typical civil drawing plan reviews and inspections made by the Development Review section.
Also, Development Review members assist in the development process. Team members are responsible for researching and providing notes for each site where a development is proposed. If the project moves forward, formal conditions of approval are provided and finally, civil plans are reviewed to assure city standards and satisfied. After the plans are approved for construction, Development Review inspectors inspect each project to assure safety and city standards are incorporated into the construction of the project.
Development Review also provides estimates for connecting to utilities (water and sewer), processes and administers latecomer agreements, collects and reviews required development documents (right-of-way dedication, easements, stormwater maintenance agreements, power of attorney for annexation and stormwater facility summary forms). Development Review must also inspect all right-of-way access permits and provides inspection assistance for erosion control.
Throughout the process, Development Review has a goal to make the development process one that is an efficient and positive experience.