What We Do
County of Elgin Administration Building
450 Sunset Drive
St Thomas Ontario N5R 5V1
Phone: 519-631-1460 Ext. 4
Engineering Services is responsible for all engineering and administration for:
- 700 kilometres of County roads
- 137structures(greater than 3 metre span)
- hundreds of smaller culverts,
- kilometres of road drains and safety infrastructure.
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|Peter Dutchak, Deputy Director Engineering Servicesemail@example.com|
|Kevin Englehart, Quality Assurance Supervisor / Emergency Management Cofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Carter, Manager of Corporate Facilities||
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|Susan Galloway, Land Division Secretary-Treasurerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Becky Higgs, Administrative Assistantemail@example.com|
- Bridge and culvert inspections
- Capital planning, needs studies and budgeting
- Tender package creation for: road reconstruction, bridge rehabilitation, asphalt, gravel, cold-in-place recycling, high float, drainage works, etc.
- Survey, design and plan creation for: road construction, bridge rehabilitations, culvert extensions and other major maintenance projects
- Erosion monitoring and miscellaneous surveying
Administrative Duties include:
- County Council reports and requests
- Address and respond to public concerns
- Contract inspection and administration for all tendered projects
- Traffic studies
- Safety devices inventories and inspections
- Advisory speed postings
- Municipal drains
- Permits - Road Occupancy/ Oversize / Overweight Moving Permits (Single and Annual)
- Accident reports and insurance claim investigations
- Approvals, comments, inspections, filing and follow-up of reports, applications, permits and requests (i.e. land division and severances, bridge weight by-laws, agreement drains, Legal drawings, road closures, parades, environmental assessments, land titles, sub-divisions, planning issues, zoning, minor variances, municipality requests, etc.
- Monitor municipality's maintenance of County Roads to ensure compliance with the County Road Service Standards on a quarterly basis
- Chair monthly meetings with the lower-tier Road Superintendents to co-ordinate work, share resources and discuss future planning and needs and report to County Council
- Responsible for day to day operation of the 72,400 square foot County Administration Building and grounds including: lease negotiations for 13 current tenants, parking allotment, concerns, requests, maintenance and repairs
- Also responsible for repairs and capital improvements for the White's Station Garage and the Elgin County Health Unit
Frequently Asked Questions
The Elgin County County Administration Building is located at 450 Sunset Drive in St. Thomas. This Art Deco style building was constructed in 1939 and housed the Nurse's residence for the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. The building was purchased by the County of Elgin in 1985.
For information on leasing office space, please contact Engineering Services Department (Phone:519-631-1460) Ext. 4.
Q. When is maintenance work going to be done on the county road I live on (e.g. Fixing pot holes, snow plowing, damaged mailboxes, etc.)?
Any concerns regarding the portion of the highway west of Talbotville please contact our office. County of Elgin Engineering Services 519-631-1460 ext. 4
Ministry of Transportation(London District Office) 519-873-4200