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.

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+Economic Development

Economic Development Staff

Physical Development Director
Marc Nevinski


Physical Development- Engineering Staff

City Engineer
Jeff Oliver
Assistant City Engineer
RJ Kakach
Engineering Technicians
Brian Dahlberg

Karen Moores
Development and Assets Supervisor
Eric Eckman
GIS Specialist
Heather Hegi
Environmental Specialist
Drew Chirpich
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.


Physical Development-Inspections Staff

Building Official
Dan Anderson
Building Inspectors
Bret Eggers

Brian Stemwedel
Inspections Administrative Assistants
Shannon Dietrich

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.




Physical Development-Planning Staff

Planning Manager
Jason Zimmerman
Myles Campbell
Planning Administrative Assistant

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
Tim Kieffer
Park Maintenance Supervisor
Al Lundstrom
Street and Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor
Marshall Beugen
Utilities Supervisor
Joe Hansen
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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