WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Engineering Department would be dissolved under a reorganization plan being considered today by the county commissioners.
The proposal, which would divide county engineering into two new departments, would make the hierarchy of the Department of Public Works more consistent with the way the department already functions, according to Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III.
"For all intents and purposes, it operates this way now and has for several years. By separating the disciplines, we are just clearing up some of the authority lines to reflect that," Kroboth said.
Under the plan, the engineering department would be split into Public Works-Capital Projects and Public Works-Land Development.
Capital Projects would handle development, design and construction of items in the county's capital improvement program.
The Land Review Department would be responsible for reviewing and monitoring private development projects.
Each department would have its own staff, budget and deputy director who would report to the director of Public Works.