The City of Berea Engineering Department is responsible for the design and construction of all public improvement projects in the city. This includes work within public right-of-ways and on other city properties. The department also performs plan reviews, inspections, and approvals for improvements installed in new residential and commercial developments which will be dedicated to the city. The improvements include traffic plans, pavements, waterlines, sewers, grading, and other drainage structures.
The department maintains digital address, zoning, and infrastructure maps for the city. These maps provide valuable information to property owners, builders, and developers. Maps are continually updated and information can be obtained by contacting the Engineering Department.
The Engineer also approves site plans for new residential, commercial, and industrial properties. This includes ensuring that plans are in accordance with the city’s storm water regulations. With the assistance of the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the City Engineer and Director of Public Service administer the city’s Storm Water Management Plan and submit a yearly report to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).
The Engineer coordinates with multiple public agencies on behalf of the city. These agencies include ODOT, the County Engineer’s Office, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), and the EPA.
The Engineering Department staff is available to answer questions from the general public. Questions concerning public construction projects, private development project, drainage issues, underground utilities, and other technical subjects should be directed to the Engineering Department.