Quality of Services

Infrastructure

Update Engineering Standards and City Code Framework

Due: December 2025

Principle: Enforcing the federal Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water, and Endangered Species Act through best practices. Providing computer-aided drafting, design services, special analysis, GIS application, and enterprise system integration while maintaining or replacing infrastructure and accommodating new construction projects.

Description

STANDARDS: a technical standard is an established norm or requirement. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes and practices. The documents are prepared by a professional group or committee which are believed to be good and proper engineering practices and which contain mandatory requirements.

CODES: a code is a set of rules and specifications or systematic procedures for design, fabrication, installation and inspection methods prepared in such a manner that it can be adopted by legal jurisdiction. Codes can be approved by local, state or federal governments and can carry the force of law. The main purpose of codes is to protect the public by setting up the minimum acceptable level of safety for buildings, products and processes.

Significance

The Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements was adopted by the City and was made effective on January 12, 2016. 

The standards and city code framework apply to all infrastructure and construction work within City limits. All improvements, repairs and new developments are required to adhere to approved construction standards which have been approved by City Council.  

The engineering standards and City codes are used by developers, construction managers, engineers, and other parties who design, build, and/or construct projects in the City. 

It is important that the City's engineering standards and City codes are continuously updated to meet regulatory requirements and other known standards. As engineering practices change and improve, it is necessary for the City to ensure its engineering standards and codes reflect the changes. 

Analysis

The project focusing on updating the engineering standards and city code framework is moving forward through the work of dedicated committees. The semi-final review of the standards and codes will be complete by March, 2021.

Usage of City Hall Campus

Due: December 2021

Principle: Offers services focused on safe and environmentally-efficient City facilities and fleet vehicles to ensure the most efficient and maximum usage of valued assets.

City Hall Campus - Description

In order to support City services, additional space will be needed to accommodate the needs of employees. Currently, City Hall is near capacity; the Annex is fully occupied, and other City facilities are at or near capacity.  

The purpose of this study will be to evaluate the entire City Hall campus, including the Post Office facility, to develop a proposed use of the City Hall campus space.  

When complete, the Public Works Facilities Team will present the comprehensive study to City Council and the Leadership Team.

City Hall Campus - Significance

With City Hall campus facilities nearly fully occupied, it is necessary to plan and prepare for how City offices and facilities will expand to accommodate future growth. 

By planning now, City teams can understand how to best utilize space; what role the current Post Office property can play in future plans, and allow for the exploration of various options for campus layout and use.  

City Hall Campus - Analysis

The team is requesting to extend the end date of this strategic result to 12/2022. The reason for this extension is to provide adequate time to analyze how COVID 19 has impacted current usage of the City Hall campus. 

Moving forward in 2021 and 2022, the team may determine that some team members can continue to work efficiently from a home location. Understanding this information is a critical component needed to adequatly assess future usage of the City Hall campus.