The Engineering Department for the City of Morristown shoulders responsibility for land development, construction, and maintenance support activities throughout the City.
Department personnel include the City Engineer, a registered PE, the Storm Water Project Manager, two Engineering Technicians, and support staff. Parallel with the City Engineer is the Office of Wastewater Operations which is responsible for oversight of the contractor operated wastewater treatment plant and collection system, including industrial pretreatment. Aiding the Wastewater Coordinator is one Engineering Technicians and support staff.
Engineering design and construction of city facilities is done in-house by the Engineering Department or through various consultants. These projects include major and minor street improvements, sewer and drainage extensions and replacements, traffic control, groundwater remediation, recreational facilities and various structures including airplane hangars, concession and storage buildings, and the City Center.
The Engineering Department reviews all construction site plans for new subdivisions, businesses, and municipal construction for compliance with city regulations, standards and ordinances. Additionally, the Engineering Department shoulders responsibility for permitting and inspection under the City’s State Stormwater Permit, administers the Storm Water Impact Fee, and mans the Storm Water Hotline and e-mail account.
More information about the City’s Stormwater Program, including requirements for new development and redevelopment, can be found on its website.
The department communicates and coordinates with various state and federal agencies including EPA, TDOT and TDEC. The City Engineer serves as staff for the Morristown Planning Commission, the Industrial Board, and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
MS4 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
PE Professional Engineer
TDOT Tennessee Department of Transportation
TDEC Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
- Plans Submittals
- Land Disturbance (Required for most land disturbing activities)
- Work in the City Right-of-Way