Duties of the Erie County Engineer

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John D. Farschman, P.E., P.S., Erie County Engineer

  • Provide leadership and direction to an office staff, an equipment maintenance force and our field forces.
  • Maintain approximately 139.979 miles of county roads and associated roadway drainage systems within nine townships, 138 bridges, approximately 655 culverts, and additionally including snow and ice removal.
  • Review subdivision plans, prepare construction plans (roadway, bridges and culverts), and perform inspections to ensure compliance with applicable State, County and Federal regulations and specifications.
  • Design and construct and/or contract roadway and drainage structures and provide similar engineering services for each of the townships.
  • Pursue and obtain State and Federal funding for County highway and bridge projects to maximize and stretch the use of our tax dollars.
  • Maintain approximately 50 miles of petitioned County open ditches and 47.2 miles of drainage pipe (closed ditches) and approximately 1,320 feet of dike.
  • Staff and administer operations of the County Tax Mapping Office.
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