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Curtis Shonk, P.E. P.S.
City Engineer

Jeffrey Baird, P.E. P.S.
Assistant City Engineer

Our mission is to provide and coordinate the authorized city related engineering services, capital improvement projects, storm water coordination, and environmental assistance to contribute to the benefit of the residents, property owners, business concerns and visitors of the City of Lancaster.  For permitting see the Building Department page.
The Department of Engineering provides Civil Engineering assistance to the other City departments, builders, developers and the general public. The Department's activities can be divided into 5 main areas of responsibility, which include providing civil engineering assistance to other City departments, administering the City's capital improvement program managing of the City's environmental program and managing the Storm Water Program.

Civil Engineering Assistance

  • Prepare / review construction drawings
  • Assist in bidding and administering improvement projects
  • Assist in outside consultant selection
  • Assist in layout staking
  • Locate right-of-way and property lines
  • Maintain maps and GIS
  • Floodplain Management

Capital Improvement Program

  • Prepare / review construction drawings
  • Develop and update construction and material specifications
  • Develop and update standard drawings
  • Inspect and monitor infrastructure construction
  • Administer bidding process.