Physical Development

Physical Development Staff

Physical Development Director

Marc Nevinski

Administrative Assistant

Sue Schwalbe

Golden Valley's Physical Development Department includes the divisions
of Engineering, Public Works Maintenance (Streets, Parks, Utilities, Vehicle Maintenance) Planning, and Inspections. The Department consists of 52 full-
time employees and 8-10 temporary/seasonal employees.

Physical Development is responsible for planning and economic development; managing and maintaining the City's infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, trails, parks, and sanitary sewer, water, and storm sewer systems), vehicles, and buildings; civil engineering and traffic engineering; and building inspections.

Economic Development

Economic Development Staff

Physical Development Director
Marc Nevinski

Engineering

Physical Development- Engineering Staff

City Engineer
Jeff Oliver
Engineers
RJ Kakach
Engineering Technician
Brian Dahlberg



Brennan Johnson
GIS Technician
Heather Hegi
Public Works Specialist
Eric Eckman
Water Resources Technician
Tom Hoffman
Administrative Assistant
Claire Huisman

Engineering is responsible for contract management, design, and oversight of the City’s construction and maintenance projects and City facilities associated with private development; mapping, surveying, and infrastructure management; right-of-way management, including coordination with private utility companies; storm water and wetland management; water quality programming; and traffic and transportation engineering. Staff includes a city engineer, one engineering technician, a public works specialist, three engineers, and a GIS technician.

Inspections

Physical Development-Inspections Staff

 
Interim Building Official
Joe Kauth
Building Inspectors
Dan Anderson



Roger McCabe
Inspections Administrative Assistants
Shannon Dietrich



Jeanne McManus

The Inspections Division provides services to ensure that residential and non-residential buildings are constructed and maintained in accordance with state and local building and fire codes and in ways that uphold national standards for public health, safety, welfare, and basic livability. Such standards help preserve and enhance investments for property owners and maintain community vitality and integrity.

 

Planning

Physical Development-Planning Staff

Planning Manager
Jason Zimmerman
Associate Planner/Grant Writer
Emily Goellner
Planning Administrative Assistant
Lisa Wittman

The Planning Division provides day to day zoning administration, reviews plans and applications for new developments, and coordinates implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan. For economic development activities, Planning provides staff services for the City's Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA).

Public Works Maintenance

Physical Development- Public Works Maintenance Staff

Public Works Maintenance Manager
Bert Tracy
Park Maintenance Supervisor
Al Lundstrom
Street Maintenance Supervisor
Tim Kieffer
Utilities Supervisor
Joe Hansen
Vehicle Maintenance Foreman
Steve Loomis
Maintenance Administrative Assistant
Erin Nielsen

Park Maintenance

Park Maintenance is responsible for maintaining City parks, including skating rinks and open space (but not including Brookview Golf Course), forestry, and managing public buildings. Staff includes a supervisor, crew leader, and five maintenance workers, and an assistant forester.

Street Maintenance

Street Maintenance is responsible for maintaining City streets, including snow plowing, seal coating, and patching as well as waste and recycling programs. Staff includes a supervisor, crew leader, and eight maintenance workers.

Utilities Maintenance

Utilities Maintenance is responsible for operating and maintaining the City's utilities, including the water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems. Staff includes a supervisor, two crew leaders, seven maintenance workers.

Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle Maintenance is responsible for repair and maintenance of all City vehicles and equipment. Staff includes a foreman and two mechanics.

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