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The Engineering Department's mission is to vigorously defend the best interests of the citizens of the City of Newnan in all aspects of civil engineering and infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance.   The benefits of staff civil engineering services are widespread and can be broken down into the following general categories of responsibility:

1) Reviewing development plans and associated hydrology studies.  All development within the City limits is designed by registered professional engineers and is reviewed by the engineering department for compliance with City standards and good engineering practice. The City ordinance requires that development design critiera comply with the latest editions of the Georgia Storm Water Management Manual (Blue Book), A policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (AASHTO), Manual for Erosion and Sedimentation Control in Georgia (Green Book), and unless otherwise specifically addressed the  lastest Standard Specification of the Georiga Department of Transportation.  See City Documents for review checklist and blank forms.

2) Inspecting new development prior to a Certificate of Occupancy and/or acceptance of City Streets and Infrastructure.  Site construction work is checked for compliance with the approved plans and for quality workmanship. 

3) Enforcing the Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control, Storm Water Management and other Environmental Ordinances.  Prior to issuance of any Land Disturbing Activity permit, a site must be inspected to ensure all erosion control and storm water protection measures have been properly installed.  During construction, sites are visited periodically to ensure that these measures are being maintained and are working as they were intended.  Engineering staff also respond to citizen complaints dealing with environmental concerns both erosion control and storm water related. 

4) Design and management of civil construction projects within the City.   In-house design of culvert replacements, intersection improvements, and street improvements is common, while larger projects are generally designed by consulting engineers.  Some amount of project management is required from the City on all projects, and the engineering department is often charged with this responsibility.

Michael Klahr | City Engineer
25 LaGrange St
Newnan, Georgia 30263
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Phone:  770-253-8433 ext 225
Fax:  770-254-2361