The city's new director of engineering gave Reynoldsburg City Council a list of goals and objectives Monday for the recently created department.

The city's new director of engineering gave Reynoldsburg City Council a list of goals and objectives Monday for the recently created department.

Jim Miller said his work plan for fiscal year 2008 includes the coordination of the Rosehill Road project, water tower and sanitary sewer bid packages, and identifying storm water projects for fiscal year 2009.

He said the work plan also calls for the creation of a five-year capital improvement plan, which is currently in the making.

"Our goal is to produce high quality projects, on schedule and within budget," he said.

He said he also wants to work closely with Pam Boratyn, the city's new safety/service director.

Miller said the department's business plan for fiscal year 2009 includes identifying opportunities to minimize outside expenditures on engineering services. He also wants the department to facilitate in-house projects and increase the level of service to residents and businesses.

He said he plans to streamline policies and procedures to accommodate development.

Miller said the list he gave council is a "living" document designed to lay a foundation for the department. He said the department must establish accurate project scopes and estimates, design for the economy while maintaining high standards and clarity, and administer contracts with efficient and effective procedures.

He said the engineering department's vision statement emphasizes customer service, which can be accomplished through teamwork, with each individual contributing technical, management and leadership skills.

Council President William Hills said he appreciated the work Miller has put into providing a mission and vision statement and documenting it as an outline for the new department to follow.

Miller was hired March 25 as the city's first full-time director of engineering after council approved creating Reynoldsburg's first department of engineering.

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