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About Our Department

Department Hours

Our office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

 Phone:  715-839-4934
 Fax:  715-552-7288

Physical Location

2020 Prairie Lane, #102 is our temporary location (just north of the North Crossing) while renovations of City Hall take place.

The anticipated completion date for City Hall renovations is Summer 2019. (We would then return to our permanent location at 203 S. Farwell Street in downtown Eau Claire.)

Mailing Address

City of Eau Claire Engineering Department
PO Box 5148
Eau Claire, WI 54702-5148

Department Responsibilities

Design, survey, construction & inspection of municipal infrastructure including streets, sanitary sewer, water, storm water, bridges, trails, parks, plazas, and buildings as outlined in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

Dave Solberg, PE, Engineering Director - City Engineer

Tim Pluth, PE, Deputy City Engineer (CIP Program)

Leah Ness, PE, PTOE, Deputy City Engineer (Development & Technical Services)

Glenn Swanson, PLS, City Surveyor

Todd Bohrer, Parking Administrator


Department Functions 

Prepare and administer the special assessment program.
Maintain official engineering records and maps.
Oversee and maintain the emergency warning system, geographic information systems (GIS) program and parking operations.
Provide engineering assistance to other city departments and coordinate contracted consulting engineering services as needed.


Department Objectives

Infrastructure Construction
Plan, design, inspect and administer infrastructure construction projects and provide technical assistance on infrastructure to other city departments and the public.
Planning Assistance
Provide planning assistance for subdivisions, commercial, and industrial developments and future street and utility needs.
Development Agreements
Prepare and monitor development agreements for installation of utilities and streets in new developments.
Special Assessment Program
Record, compute, and coordinate the special assessment program.
Pavement Management System
Update and maintain the pavement management system.
Flood Protection
Monitor and coordinate flood protection.
Land Parcel & City Infrastructure Information
Provide city property owners, developers, internal operating departments, and visitors with accurate information on land parcels and city infrastructure in a cost-efficient manner and facilitate community development and public infrastructure improvements.
Emergency Warning Sirens
Assure that all emergency warning sirens are in good operating condition and ready for use; conduct monthly operating tests.
Technical Support
Provide technical support to the Community Development & Community Services departments.