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Department Responsibilities and Functions

    • Coordinates the design and construction of the city’s capital improvement projects and various other programs including road resurfacing, bridge and culvert replacements, stormwater management program, handicap ramp implementation, storm and sanitary sewer upgrades, sidewalk program and ditch cleaning
    • Works closely with City Council and other City Departments on site plan reviews, drainage permits, zoning change requests, property splits, petitions and assessments
    • Serve you, the public, in meeting your needs regarding the public infrastructure and the various services provided by the divisions noted above
    • Responsible for all maintenance and improvement projects involving infrastructure (roads, bridges, culverts, traffic signs and signals, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, ditches, waterlines, utilities andetc.) within the public right of way and on city-owned properties

    Please feel free to contact the Department of Public Service if you have any questions or comments.

    Engineering Forms

    Standards & Permits

    Design Standards - General Requirements per Codified Ordinances of the City Oregon
    Our Codes are edited and prepared for publication by the Walter H. Drane Company and the website is maintained by the Conway Greene Co. Click here to open the main search page then type in the Chapter Number or a word in the Quick Search box at the top of the page. Listed below are many of the chapters, for your reference, relating to our Zoning Codes.

    Drainage Standards
    • 1177.06 STORM SEWERS
      • (a) Storm sewers shall be designed to flow just full for the five (5) year intensity-duration-frequency storm using the Rational Method. The minimum pavement gutter elevations shall be at or above the hydraulic grade line for a ten (10) year frequency storm. For the ten (10) year hydraulic gradient checks, minimum starting point elevation, when a proposed storm drainage system outlets into a nearby stream or ditch, shall be based on the twenty (20) year high water elevation as per “Comprehensive Ditch Plan”, the approved storm sewer and ditch survey for the City. If information is unavailable the high water elevation shall be determined by following sound engineering principles subject to approval by the Director of Public Service.
      • (b) All structures within a new street right of way shall be designed to adequately handle the storm drainage of the proposed improvement as determined by the Director of Public Service.
      • (c) All site development involving one (1) acre or more of property, shall be required to include on-site stormwater detention/retention per the City’s current Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). The minimum detention volume for the site shall be equivalent to the storage volume produced from a twenty-five (25) year frequency (post-developed) storm inflow with an allowable discharge of a five (5) year frequency (pre-developed) storm outflow. The stormwater detention calculations for the site shall be submitted with the site grading plans and shall be subject to approval by the Director of Public Service.
      • (d) All stormwater collection systems shall be designed to include, but not be limited to, stormwater treatment for the removal of sediment. The type of stormwater treatment shall be in accordance to the applicable best management practice(s) (BMPs) as listed in the City’s current SWMP. All construction and maintenance of stormwater collection system shall be in accordance to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Permit No.: OHC000002, or most current permit update. All construction details, involving stormwater treatment and maintenance, shall be shown on the Erosion Control Plan for the site, which shall be submitted with the site grading plans subject to review and approval from the Director of Public Service. All developers or property owners shall maintain any post-construction structural BMPs according to the maintenance requirements of said BMP. All post- construction structural BMPs will be inventoried and subject to inspection by the Department of Public Service. Failure to properly maintain the BMP will result in penalties according to subsection (f) hereof.
      • (e) Notification of Violation; Time Limit. Any person found to be violating any provisions of subsection (d) hereof shall be served by the City with a written notice, stating the nature of the violation, sent by first class mail to the person apparently guilty of the violation. This notice shall be deemed sufficient, in the event of violation, if sent to the address of that person as shown on the Lucas County tax records or water account records. The notice shall, in all cases, set forth a time limit during which all noted violations shall cease and be abated, and appropriate corrective action taken, and if the violator shall not thus comply, the provisions of the following paragraph shall then apply.
      • (f) Violation Beyond Time Limit; Penalty. Any person who continues any violation beyond the time limit provided for in subsection (d) hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree and shall be punished as provided in Section 501.99 of the General Offenses Code. (Ord. 014-2006. Passed 3-13-06.)
    • 1177.02 GRADING
      • (a) All lots shall be graded so that all stormwater shall drain therefrom.
      • (b) The proposed storm sewer system shall then be evaluated for a storm hydraulic grade line based on a ten year storm frequency. (Ord. 175-1995. Passed 9-25-95.)
    • Site Drainage Permit
    • Sample Small Site Drainage Plan Requirements
    Traffic Count Information

    The City of Oregon Department of Public Service conducts traffic counts every two to three years to measure traffic volumes on selected streets. The information is typically collected

    mechanically using tubes laid across the roadway over a minimum of a 24-hour period. This information is available from the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments traffic count database system. To access this information select the below link, select LUCAS for the County, Select OREGON for the Community, and select the a roadway from the Located on Item from the menu.

    TMACOG Traffic Count Database System (TCDS)

    In addition, the City also conducts Intersection Turning Movement Counts at locations chosen on an as needed basis. The Intersection Turning Movement Counts provide detailed information about traffic flow and traffic needs at intersections and are conducted by field investigators typically over a minimum of an 8-hour period. Contact the Department of Public Service to check into the availability of this information for a specific location.

    TMACOG Traffic Flow Maps

    For more information concerning Traffic Count Information contact us at 419-698-7047.

    Paul Roman

    Paul Roman

    Director of Public Service

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    Rodney Shultz

    Rodney Shultz

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