Wayne Martin | City Engineer
The City Engineer implements and administers the provisions in the City’s Code of Ordinances and state/federal regulations relating to street cuts and storm water quality.
The City Engineer is also responsible for the issuance of paving and utility construction permits, approving plans and overseeing Plan Review. Additionally, the City Engineer is responsible for making engineering decisions, in accordance with the city’s standard contract documents and providing resolution or mediation to disputes emerging from City contracts.
The City Engineer is also responsible for the following:
- Planning, design, bid document preparation, and construction administration for planned capital improvement projects, including improvements to existing streets, sidewalks, utilities, drainage, traffic signals, signage, and streetlights
- Reviewing civil site plans for residential and commercial building permit applications
- Permitting street excavation, driveway, sidewalk, lane closure, and cooling water discharges
- Environmental regulatory compliance for development projects, ongoing municipal operations, and local stormwater management
- Traffic safety planning and management City property and right-of-way management
- Horizontal and vertical survey control
- Serving as a repository for utility and roadway as-built drawings, technical reports, property plats, and right-of-way maps that date back several decades
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is responsible for maintaining sidewalks and curbs in the City?
Pursuant to Harrisburg City Ordinance 9-107 Sidewalk Construction and Maintenance, the “owners of the property abutting on any public highway of the City are required to construct, pave, curb, repave, and re-curb the sidewalks in front of and along such property and to keep the same in good repair, with cement, concrete, brick, stone blocks or other permanent paving materials satisfactory to the City Engineer…” Construction details and application can be found here. If you wish to speak with anyone further about sidewalk and curb construction in the City of Harrisburg, please contact the City Engineer office by dialing 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040.
Who is responsible for the repair of sewer laterals in the City?
Pursuant to Harrisburg City Ordinance 9-507.5 Repair of leaks or breaks, “it shall be the duty of the owners of occupants of all premises within the City to repair all leaks or breaks that may occur in the sanitary sewer or storm drain pipes connecting their respective premises with the City sewer mains within 72 hours after service of notice to do so by the Director DPW or a designee…” Capital Region Water is the designee and if you wish to speak with anyone further about sewer lateral repairs, please contact Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.
Who is responsible for the repair of water laterals in the City?
Pursuant to Harrisburg City Ordinance 9-701.4 Repair of leaks or breaks It shall be the duty of the owners or occupants of all premises within the City to repair all leaks or breaks that may occur in the water lateral lines which supply, have supplied, or are capable of supplying their respective premises within 72 hours after service of notice to do so by the Director of Public Works or a designee…” Capital Region Water is the designee and if you wish to speak with anyone further about water lateral repairs, please contact Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.