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Engineering/Capital Improvement


The Engineering Department provides engineering services to improve and maintain the city's infrastructure and facilities — efficiently utilizing the available financial and staffing resources.  Some examples of these services are project planning, engineering, traffic operations, project management, operational support for civil and architectural services.

Project planning includes the design of roadways, traffic signal systems, storm drains, water lines, and sanitary sewer lines.  Smaller projects are designed in-house.  The design of larger civil and architectural projects are done by qualified engineering firms, selected per procurement protocol.

Engineering services include the daily management and operation of the city's traffic signals, street lights and other traffic control devices. The Engineering Department also provides technical support to any City department.

Project management includes the daily supervision of construction activities, the testing needed to ensure compliance with the plans and specifications and City Design Standards.  Administration of the projects is to provide adequate documentation and proper audit tracking.

The Engineering Department is also responsible for Flood Plain inquiries and similar matters. The City of Roswell's Flood Plain Manager is Jim Thomas.

The architectural design and construction management of these types of project is assigned to Construction Manager, Kevin Dillon.

The Public Works Specifications Ordinance number 05-01 provides specifications of work done in or on public rights-of-way.  The link below is a copy of the ordinance.   

"Public Works Specifications 02-25-2005.pdf"


Louis Najar
City Engineer

Jim Thomas
Flood Plain Manager

Kevin Dillon
Construction Manager


FEMA Flood Information


The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a Federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding.  Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and the Federal Government that states, if a community will adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance to reduce future flood risks to new construction in Special Flood Hazard Areas, the Federal Government will make flood insurance available within the community as a financial protection against flood losses.  Below are several links to helpful websites that are full of information about FEMA's programs and the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency  (link is www.fema.gov/)
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program (link is www.fema.gov/business/nfip/)
NFIP - Flood Smart (link is www.floodsmart.gov)
FEMA -Map Service Center (link is www.msc.fema.gov/)

The City of Roswell came into the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on January 19, 1982 with the publishing of the City's first Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and the corresponding Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  Copies of these documents and all revisions to them are available for viewing in the City Engineering Department located on the second floor at 415 N. Richardson Avenue. 


The link below is to the City's Drainage & Flood Control Ordinance.

"Drainage and Flood Control Ordinance 09-06.pdf"


FEMA recently approved a new updated Elevation Certificate with an expiration date of July 31, 2015.  There is a "Phase -in" period for use of the revised Elevation Certificate, until August 1, 2013 - the current form or the revised form will be accepted.  Elevations certified after that date must be on the revised form with the expiration date of July 31, 2015. The download link below is in PDF format.  It is a PDF form that can be completed and printed on a computer.


Link to "Elevation Certificate 2012-2015"


FEMA is going Digital, the link below is a document from FEMA explaining the move to digital maps:


Link to "FEMA Moving to digital flood hazard information.pdf"


FEMA has created the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL), this digital data is quite useful.  The link below will open the instructions on how to use the NFHL in Google Earth.  You can go to the Map Service Center's web page at https://mcs.fema.gov to check for an updated version.

Link to "FEMA NFHL KMZ version 2.4 Google Earth instructions.pdf


The 5 files below are the letters to the City of Roswell and to Chaves County concerning the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) that the City of Roswell and Chaves County submitted in 2004, to correct the mapping errors to the flood plains that Hondo River would produce in the 1% rain event.  The sixth file is the March 23, 2012 LOMR Panel 1370D, which shows dramatic changes to the flood plains from the Hondo River. 

The 6 files below are the currently effective September 25, 2009 FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.




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