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Mission
Maintain complete and accessible engineering records, design and construct robust public improvements, and partner with the private sector to preserve the quality of life and promote the economic vigor of the community.

Roads and Utilities
The city owns and maintains the street, water, sewer, and storm drainage systems. The engineering division makes sure these systems are built properly in the first place. The City Engineer establishes standards for construction methods and materials. Before the city issues a permit for the work, our engineers examine the construction plans and specifications to ensure they meet city standards. During construction, the public works inspector ensures the work proceeds according to the approved plans and specifications. The engineering division plans and schedules the city’s major public works construction projects. They prepare cost estimates and secure funding from the City budget and/or grants. The engineering division either designs the project in-house, or selects a design consultant and oversees the consultant’s work. When the project is planned, funded, and designed, the engineering division manages the construction.

Right-of-Way
City property that is dedicated to transportation and/or utilities is called right-of-way. To protect our transportation and utility systems, work in the right-of-way is prohibited without a permit. The engineering division reviews permit applications, issues permit approvals, and inspects the work to ensure it complies with permit requirements.

Traffic Engineering
The engineering division provides traffic engineering and traffic safety expertise and conducts quarterly meetings of the Traffic Safety Committee.

CIVIL ENGINEERS
Eric Shjarback  (360) 299-1980
Matt Reynolds  (360) 299-1951

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) COORDINATOR
Robert Hoxie GISP (360) 299-1988

LICENSED LAND SURVEYOR
Fred Buckenmeyer, Public Works Director (360) 293-1919

ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS
Gunnar Christiansen  (360) 299-1989
Steve Lange (360) 661-3468
Jeff Beltramini (360) 661-3462

PUBLIC WORKS INSPECTOR
Justin Symonds (360) 299-1972

OFFICE HOURS, LOCATION AND MAILING ADDRESS
Office Hours: M - F  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Municipal Building, 904 6th Street, 3rd Floor, corner of 6th St and Q Ave
Mailing address: PO Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221-0547
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