Municipal
Engineering

Horizon Engineering's ethical approach to business and its depth and expertise of professional staff sets the foundation for its Municipal Engineering services. We understand that the actions of municipal engineering consultants have a significant effect on a community’s citizens, its elected officials and municipal staff members. Accordingly, we strive at all times to act as an advocate for our municipal clients and all representatives of Horizon conduct themselves in a responsible, cooperative and business-like manner.

The efforts of our experienced staff of engineers, designers, construction inspectors, landscape architects, land surveyors and administrative personnel are coordinated in a team format to provide an appropriate response to the managerial, technical, and administrative needs of our municipal clients.

Horizon Engineering capitalizes upon the expertise and experience of our staff to tailor an effective response to the unique and specific needs of our individual municipal clients. We provide appropriate representation to ensure that day to day engineering support, capital improvement designs, engineering plan reviews and construction inspections are addressed in a timely and economically responsible manner. The following provides a sample of our municipal consulting services.

Municipal Support Services

  • • Municipal meeting representation
  • • Sewer and water authority representation
  • • Expert testimony
  • • Land planning and special studies
  • • Technical / advisory support to municipal government, staff, and committees
  • • Technical / advisory support for public bid offerings
  • • Regulatory agency compliance, permits, inspections and reporting
  • • Technical sub-consultant coordination

Subdivision and Land Development Reviews / Construction Support

  • • Engineering review of subdivision and land development plans
  • • Attendance at meetings as directed by Council and/or Municipal Manager
  • • Engineering inspections for the construction of a subdivision or construction of any land development project within the municipality. Scope of inspections shall include, but not be limited to, earthwork, drainage, road improvements, curb, sidewalk work, erosion control, and compliance with approved plans.
  • • Administration of escrow agreements for subdivision and land development projects on behalf of the Municipality

Capital Improvement Project Support

  • • Preparation of professionally certified design plans for capital improvement projects on an as needed basis
  • • Park & recreational facility planning and design including trails and supporting grants
  • • Infrastructure engineering, including sanitary and water system, storm sewer facilities, roadway improvement design, streetscapes and landscape architectural design
  • • Land Surveying in support of project design, easements, or condemnations
  • • Construction oversight and coordination

Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer Support

  • • Pennsylvania Labor and Industry approved third party agency for code enforcement
  • • Review and preparation of municipal ordinances and codes
  • • Processing of applications and assistance in determining and acquiring of fees
  • • Attendance and reporting associated with Pre-Bid/Pre-Construction meetings
  • • Perform plan reviews for completeness of information and compliance with current codes
  • • Performance and coordination of standard and special inspections, including residential and commercial building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical inspections
  • • Issuance and enforcement of violations