Engineering

Right-of-Way Management

Pursuant to the Public Utility Right-of-Way Management Ordinance (PURM) approved by the St. Joseph City Council on April 28, 2003, and under the rule making process provided for in Section 25-90 of St. Joseph City Code, the Department of Public Works & Transportation hereby establishes the Administrative Rule for Bulk Permitting. View the Administrative Rule for Bulk Permits Public Utility Right-of-way Management Ordinance (PDF) (Version 1.0 - July 1, 2003).

The City Council finds that the enactment of a Public Utility Right-of-Way Management Ordinance will have a beneficial impact on all of the citizens of the city. View the Public Utility Right-of-Way Management Ordinance (PDF).

Civil Engineering Standards

In 2001, the City of St. Joseph adopted the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association's Standard Specifications, Drawings, and Design Guidance Documents as its design standard for the Department of Public Works & Transportation. This action was taken to provide a more widely recognized engineering standard to guide the design of infrastructure within the city. The standard covers items from roadway design, pavement design, storm water, sanitary sewer, and erosion control, and can be found through the American Public Works Association Kansas City Metro Chapter

Concrete Specifications

The city has adopted a new concrete design mix specification to be used for virtually all of the projects being designed and managed by the division and by many other projects in the Public Works Department. View the Concrete Specifications (PDF).  Contact the ngineering or the Street Maintenance Division for more information and applicability.

Construction Observation

View the Construction Observation Manual (PDF). This manual shall be used as a general guideline for duties and responsibilities of construction observers performing services for the City of St. Joseph. Duties and responsibilities of construction observers will vary depending on the type of construction project and funding source.

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