Engineering Services

Business Office: 248 Main Street, Soledad, CA 93960
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 156, Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: (831) 223-5180
Fax: (831) 678-3965
E-mail Donald T. Wilcox, P.E., Public Works Director
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: Public Works inspections should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
To schedule a Public Works inspection, please call (831) 223-5180.

NameTitleEmailPhone

Donald Wilcox

Public Works Director

Email

(831) 223-5173

Jeanette Barbosa-Boykin

Customer Service Utility Billing Technician

Email

(831) 223-5170

Hilda Ramirez

Administrative Secretary

Email

(831) 223-5180

Frank Trevino

Public Works Supervisor

Email

(831) 223-5181

Anthony Karl

Public Works Manager

Email

(831) 223-5190

Blanca Rios

Laboratory Analyst

Email

(831) 223-5176

Gamaliel Romero

Water Supervisor

Email

(831) 223-5184

Our Services

The Engineering Services Division’s goal is to provide quality engineering, construction, and inspection services that enhance the safety and environment of the community.  The division strives to conduct business in an ethical manner that promotes excellent customer service, communication, integrity, and efficiency.

This Division is responsible for:

  • Administration of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which include streets, traffic control devices, street lighting, park development and city facilities.
  • Administration of the City’s Special Benefit Assessment Districts.
  • Administration of the City’s traffic, flood control, street lighting and traffic signal facilities.
  • Engineering and construction inspection activities relating to current development and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
  • Ensuring compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain requirements.
  • Review of private sector development projects in the City.
  • Site design, document preparation, construction management and inspection of all Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects.
  • Technical guidance to ensure project compliance with City codes, ordinances and policies.

The Engineering Services Division has the following three sections:

  • Development Engineering
  • Inspection Services
  • Street Maintenance

General Plan

Standards and Plans

City Maps

Development Engineering

This section of the Engineering Services Division works closely with other City departments from the initial concept plan submittal to the permit issuance stage. The Development Engineering section is responsible for:

  • Plan review of private development projects including residence (single and multi-family), commercial and industrial.
  • Review of project construction plans and supporting hydrology/hydraulic studies, soil reports, retaining wall calculations, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and water quality technical reports.
  • Review of subdivision and parcel maps, easements, street dedications, boundary adjustments and maintenance agreements.
  • Setting development conditions on private projects.
  • Maintaining record drawings of grading plans, street improvement plans, and final maps.
  • Issuance of grading, street improvement, minor construction and encroachment permits.
  • Assigning new street names.
  • Administration of the City’s Special Benefit Assessment Districts (Diamond Ridge Phase 1, Orchard Villas/Miravale II and Rancho San Vincente.
  • Technical guidance to ensure project compliance with City codes, ordinances and policies as well as ensuring compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain requirements.
  • FEMA Floodplain administration.

Our Engineering Handouts and Forms section provides helpful engineering information. Additional information may be found in the City’s Subdivision Ordinance (Title 19), Grading Ordinance (Title 17, Chapter 17.32) and Flood Damage Prevention Overlay Zone (Title 20, Chapter 20.76) located in the City’s Municipal Code.

If you have any other development related questions, please contact our Public Works Director, Donald T. Wilcox, at (831) 223-5173 or Donald.Wilcox@cityofsoledad.com.

Inspection Services

Public Works inspections should be scheduled at least 48-hours in advance. To schedule an inspection with the Public Works Department, please contact Donald T. Wilcox, P.E., Public Works Director at (831) 223-5173 or Donald.Wilcox@cityofsoledad.com.

This section of the Engineering Services Division works closely with other City departments, primarily the Community and Economic Development Department by providing technical support and plan checking services. The Inspection Services Engineering section is responsible for:

  • Plan review of private development projects including residence (single and multi-family), commercial and industrial.
  • Review of project construction plans and supporting hydrology/hydraulic studies, soil reports, retaining wall calculations, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and water quality technical reports.
  • Review of subdivision and parcel maps, easements, street dedications, boundary adjustments and maintenance agreements.
  • Setting development conditions on private projects.
  • Maintaining record drawings of grading plans, street improvement plans, and final maps.
  • Issuance of grading, street improvement, minor construction and encroachment permits.
  • Technical guidance to ensure project compliance with City codes, ordinances and policies as well as ensuring compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain requirements.

Our Engineering Handouts and Forms section provides helpful engineering information. If you have any other questions about the inspection services provided by the Engineering Services Division, please contact our Public Works Director, Donald T. Wilcox, at (831) 223-5173 or Donald.Wilcox@cityofsoledad.com.

Street Maintenance

Street maintenance is an important section of the Engineering Services Division and is a coordinated effort with the Maintenance Staff in the Public Works Department.  Responsibilities include:

  • Pothole patching
  • Paving and grading of unimproved streets and alleys
  • Curb and gutter
  • Curb ramps
  • Street sweeping

Please help us maintain our City streets by reporting potholes or contact us at (831) 223-5180 or publicworks@cityofsoledad.com to report any other street maintenance issues.

Engineering Handouts and Forms

The responsibility of using Soledad standards and/or obtaining appropriate permits is up to the contractor. Please consult professionals for engineering expertise and/or contact our Public Works Director, Donald T. Wilcox, at (831) 223-5173 oror Donald.Wilcox@cityofsoledad.com for additional information.