Physical Development Staff
Physical Development Director
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.
Physical Development- Engineering Staff
Public Works Specialist
Water Resources Technician
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
Chief Building Inspector
Inspections Administrative Assistants
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
Associate Planner/Grant Writer
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
Park Maintenance Supervisor
Street Maintenance Supervisor
Vehicle Maintenance Foreman
Maintenance Administrative Assistant
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 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 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 is responsible for repair and maintenance of all City vehicles and equipment. Staff includes a foreman and two mechanics.