Engineering Services Director
John Peters – [email protected]
Mariluz Diaz – [email protected]
Karlene Amos – [email protected]
A key component of Engineering Services is to confirm that all public and private projects in Orange City meet the minimum engineering standards adopted by Orange City to ensure that all critical infrastructure such as water, sewer, reclaimed water, stormwater, roadways, sidewalks, lighting, erosion control and site improvements guarantee the health, safety, and welfare of the public. In addition, we want to minimize the long-term cost to the public.
Capital Improvement Program
Orange City maintains a robust Capital Improvement Program that is reviewed by the City Council on an annual basis. Engineering Services is responsible for the managing these projects from Preliminary Design, final design, permitting, bidding services, bid award, project management, and project close out. If the project will have public impacts, we will keep the public informed throughout the process either through electronic means (Social-Media, Emails, Web Site) or Public Meetings.
A Project Manager is assigned to each capital project and Private Site Plans / Subdivisions to manage the project from inception through project closeout. A key component of this element is managing the financial elements of the project to ensure that the project stays on budget and public fund expenditures are fully documented for accountability.
The Project Inspector is responsible for ensuring full compliance with the approved plans and specifications on both Capital Improvement Projects and Private Site Plans / Subdivisions. When needed, the inspector authorizes field changes needed based on unexpected field conditions that must be resolved. At the end of the project, the Project Inspector works with the Project Manager to close out the project before authorizing the project to be accepted by Orange City.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services
The City’s GIS Division primary focus is on developing and maintaining critical spatial layers, mapping applications, and other data resources for the City of Orange City and the community it serves.
This information is critical for maintenance decisions, capital improvement development, and improving service to the community at large. GIS is critical to the provision of timely and cost-effective service to the residents of Orange City.
What is GIS?
GIS is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps different types of spatial data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). GIS helps users to understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. This type of system is used in almost every industry today.
People: People use GIS to answer specific data-related questions. People collect data, develop procedures, identify research questions, and define analysis tasks to run in GIS.
Data: There are two main GIS types: vector data and raster data.
– Vector data includes spatial features (points, lines, and polygons) and attributes about that data (descriptive information).
– Raster data are stored electronic images (e.g., pictures taken as an aerial photograph or satellite images).
Analysis is the process of using spatial data to answer questions.
Hardware: Computers use to run GIS software.
Software: Use of software such as ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, or QGIS. (Source: ESRI)