Division Responsibilities

The Division of Engineering’s staff of professional engineers, engineering technicians, inspectors, and administrative staff are responsible for the design and construction of city-initiated public development projects. The Division also oversees bidding of City Projects and provides development review services and permitting.

Ensuring Important Requirements are Met

The Division ensures that requirements are met for:

  • Annual Sidewalk and Street Program
  • Drainage
  • Sewers
  • Street Lighting
  • Traffic Impacts
  • Water

News & Information


The Engineering Division will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Senior Center, 6428 Chambersburg Road, from 6:00pm - 7:00 pm to discuss the Water Main Replacement Project and staff will be available to answer questions. Letters are being sent out to the residents in the affected area with information and maps of the project. 


Energy Aggregation Update:

UPDATE 7/20/22:

City Council held a special meeting on 6/29/22 which can be viewed by clicking here.

Eligible residents and businesses who haven't locked into a contract with an energy supplier OR do not opt out will receive the rate of $0.0859/kWh through the City's electric aggregation program through Energy Harbor beginning with the September 2022 meter reading (October bill) through September 2025 (September bill). Residents will receive a letter with details on the program, how to opt out, and a FAQ sheet beginning the week of July 18th. See below for samples of what you will receive.

Comparing Your Own Rates

If you are not happy with AES's default rate or the aggregation rate obtained by the City, residents do have the option of comparing and locking in their own rate by visiting the following website:

Once you are on the website, follow these steps:

  • Click the Compare Offers Now button in the middle of the page.
  • Choose Electric or Natural Gas.
  • Choose Residential and then AES Ohio (DP&L) for electric or CenterPoint Energy (Vectren) for natural gas.
  • This will bring you to the Apples to ApplesComparison Rate Chart. It is usually best to choose a supplier that has zero early termination fees, no monthly fees, and a fixed rate. You will also want to check the length of the program, if desired and make sure there is no intro fee. You can use the filters in the red area on the left-hand side of the page to narrow your search (place zeros in the blanks under early termination fee and monthly fee and click on Filter Results).  
  • Once you have reviewed the suppliers and have decided on a rate, click on the red Sign Up button at the bottom of the box. This will then take you to that energy supplier’s website where you will need to enter your personal information, including your current utility account number.  You can also call the listed phone number to sign up through a representative.

Please contact Russ Bergman, City Engineer, with questions by email or by calling (937) 237-5816. 

Information on Energy Aggregation Scams

The Ohio Attorney General's office recently posted a notification regarding Energy Scams going around our great State. 


You can find information about the alert here…


 If you have any questions, email or call Energy Alliance at:



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Cincinnati, OH 45236