Public Works Department

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide and maintain the infrastructure of the City of Coos Bay while protecting the health and welfare of the City residents, businesses, and visitors. We are here to provide quality services, within available resources, to our customers in a timely and effcient manner, as well as to support economic growth and development with the unity and trust of highly qualified and skilled personnel.

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Jim {last_name} - Director Photo Jim Hossley

Jim started in the Public Works profession in 1990.  He joined the City of Coos Bay in October 2005.

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  • Q:

    × What is my property zoned?

    Zoning (as of September 2012) is shown on this Zoning Map. Zoning definitions and descriptions are described in the Development Code, Title 17 of the Coos Bay Municipal Code.

    For additional information, please contact the Planning Division of the Community Development Department at 541-269-8918. Allowed uses on a property are based on the zoning designation.

  • Q:

    × Who is responsible for the maintenance and repair of my sewer lateral?

    The owner of a building connected to the wastewater system is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the private lateral and any appurtenances, including the connection to the collection line. The owner shall keep the private lateral in good condition and repair and shall replace, at the owner’s expense, any portions which, in the opinion of the director, have become unfit for further use because of damage to or disintegration of the private line.

  • Q:

    × Are property boundary lines shown on GIS maps accurate?

    The property boundary lines shown on GIS maps are within a few feet of the actual boundary, but are not exactly accurate due to the nature of GIS. The property boundary lines generated in GIS are intended to be a graphical representation only and are by no means an official survey or legal interpretation thereof. The City of Coos Bay provides this data in good faith and makes no warranties, guarantees or representations of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the content, accuracy, completeness or reliability of this data.

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Current Request for Bids, Proposals and/or Qualifications from the City of Coos Bay

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The Engineering Division provides engineering services for the City's public improvement projects.  These projects are primairly related to wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.  The Division also provides engineering review of plans for private improvements within public right-of-way or that impact public right-of-way.

Development Provisions for Public & Private Infrastructure

Part 1 - Procedural Requirements
Part 1A - Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program
Part 2 - Design Standards
Part 3 - Construction Specifications
Part 4 - Standard Details

Wastewater Master Plans

Collection System Master Plan - Volume A
Collection System Master Plan - Volume B - System Mapping
Collection System Master Plan - Volume B - Proposed Improvements

Stormwater Master Plans

Collection System Master Plan - Volume A
Appendix A
Collection System Master Plan - Volume B - System Mapping
Collection System Master Plan - Limited Area - 2004

Guidelines for Illegal and Legal Discharges and Private Lateral Regulations

Letter to Industry


Jennifer Wirsing, PE
Wastewater Project Administrator
Phone (541) 269-1181 x 2247
Fax       (541) 269-8916

Jessica Spann
Engineering Services Coordinator
Phone (541) 269-1181 x 2221
Fax       (541) 269-8916

Aaron Real
Engineering Technician
Phone (541) 269-1181 x 2249
Fax       (541) 269-8916


Creating, maintaining and delivering accurate, up to date geographic information resources for the City of Coos Bay staff and its citizens.

What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. It is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates database operations and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and spatial analysis benefits offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public and private enterprises for explaining events, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies.

GIS Services

GIS Services administers the development, maintenance and analysis of all enterprise-wide geospatial features and datasets for the City. Other responsibilities include thematic map production, GPS data collection/integration and installation/maintenance of all GIS software on the City's network.


Zoning Map

Comprehensive Plan Map

Urban Renewal Districts Map

Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan Map

Street Map


Kevin Neff
GIS Coordinator
541-269-1181 x 2258


The Operations Division is part of the Public Works Department and is responsible for the maintenance of the public infrastructure. Services provided by this division include; the repair of City streets, sidewalks, storm water, street sweeping, tree service, public drainage facilities, mowing of City's property, installation of traffic control devices, traffic signals, traffic markings, fleet management and facility management. Operations Division also oversees project management and contract management of  large infrastructure and facilitiy projects, which includes securing outside resources such as grants to assist both the department and other shareholders in acheiving the City's goals.


"To operate and maintain the City’s infrastructure by providing quality service to our customers through dedicated and reliable employees who share the responsibility for advancing common community values. To foster a higher quality of life, we recognize the past, and plan for the future, through the wise use of community resources and ongoing development and support of City personnel."


Randy Dixon
Operations Administrator
(541) 269-1181, ext 2201

Plans, schedules & Documents:

Streets Task Force Recommendations

Coos Bay Transportation System Plan

Empire Blvd. Project 

Street Grading Schedule Map