Public Works Engineering Division
The responsibilities of the Public Works Engineering Division can be split into two primary categories: development review/oversight and infrastructure management. Infrastructure management services include floodplain management, flooding assistance, traffic management and utility information.This division is staffed by full- and part-time employees under the direction of the Public Works Engineering Manager, James Bernahl.
Traffic congestion remains a top priority for residents of St. Charles, as evidenced by results of the Citizen Priority Survey. Although most of the congestion occurs on state and county routes, the City is concerned and involved in working with motorists and state and county agencies to resolve traffic problems.
Any observed problems with traffic signals in St. Charles should be reported to the Engineering Office. We will either dispatch our maintenance contractor or forward the concern to the appropriate state or county agency.
Problems, concerns or questions regarding signals or roadway conditions can be forwarded by phone, fax, in person or e-mail.
Utilities and Information
The Engineering Division maintains records of utility, drainage and street projects. Many times, these are in the form of the original subdivision and land development drawings. Any resident interested in utility, street or drainage information can contact the Engineering Office to see what is available. The general rule of thumb is that the older the subdivision/neighborhood, the more difficulty we will have finding reliable information. Requests can by made by phone, fax, in person or e-mail.