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.


Get To Know

Jim {last_name} - Director Photo Jim Hossley
Director

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

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Contact
541-269-8918

Most Requested Forms

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FAQs

  • 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:

    × Do I need a permit to remove a tree from my property?

    You do not need a permit or permission to remove a tree on your own property. However, if the tree is in the public right-of-way, such as next to the street or sidewalk, you do approval from the Tree Board prior to removal. You may also need a right-of-way permit. Contact the Public Works Department at 541-269-8918 for additional information.

  • Q:

    × Do I need a permit for a new sewer connection or a repair to an existing sewer connection?

    Yes. A Sewer Connection Permit is required for a new connection or a repair of an existing connection to the sewer, including both sanitary sewer and storm sewer connections.

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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.

design standards & Details

Engineering Design Standards
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

Engineering Staff

Jennifer Wirsing, PE
Wastewater Project Administrator
Phone  541-269-1181 x 2247
Fax      541-269-8916
jwirsing@coosbay.org

Jessica Spann
Engineering Services Coordinator
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2221
Fax     541-269-8916
jspann@coosbay.org

Greg Hamblet
Engineering Technician
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2249
Fax     541-269-8916
ghamblet@coosbay.org

Rishia Mitchell
Contracts Administration Specialist
Phone  541-269-1181 x 2224
Fax       541-269-8916
rmitchell@coosbay.org

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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 is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of all enterprise GIS data utilized by the City. Additional responsibilities include map production, geospatial analysis, GPS data collection/processing, software/hardware configuration and web map publication.

External Links

Oregon Spatial Data Library

ODOT GIS FTP site

ORMAP

Contact

Kevin Neff
GIS Coordinator
541-269-1181 x 2258
kneff@coosbay.org

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The City of Coos Bay provides GIS maps for its citizens and staff to view and search for a variety of data. The maps are available through interactive web-based applications or as downloadable files.

Online Interactive Maps - Select the link below to access the City's web-based mapping applications.

Coos Bay Maps

 

Standard Maps - The following City maps are avaiable for download in Adobe® pdf format.

Zoning Map

Comprehensive Plan Map

Urban Renewal Districts Map

Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan Map

Street Map

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The Operations Division 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 facility projects, which includes securing outside resources such as grants to assist both the department and other shareholders in achieving the City's goals.

Randy Dixon
Operations Administrator
(541) 269-1181, ext 2201
rdixon@coosbay.org
 

Plans, schedules & Documents:

Streets Task Force Recommendations

Coos Bay Transportation System Plan

Empire Blvd. Project 

Street Grading Schedule Map

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