The Engineering Division provides design and construction management for capital construction projects. The Division reviews plans, issues permits for subdivisions and work within the public right-of-way, and maintains the City's infrastructure.
Our Current Capital Improvement Program:
In 2007, Rockford voters approved a 5-Year Sales Tax Referendum to help fund improvements to the City’s infrastructure, which includes roads, watersheds, parkway trees, detention basins, dams, and bridges. The referendum, which added 1% Infrastructure Sales Tax on a items purchased within the city (except for groceries, medicines, and titled vehicles), was adopted as a “pay-as-you-go” method of payment replacing the pre-existing use of general obligation bond (GOB) funds... Full Article Here
.Volume of Work We Have Completed:
Tremendous strides have been made in the City’s Capital Improvement Program [CIP] since it began utilizing funding from the sales tax referendum passed in 2007. As a result of the five-year sunset clause set on the sales tax referendum, voters will have the ability on April 5, 2011 to decide whether to continue with this program or explore other funding options... Full Article Here