Administration and Engineering 

Overview


The Administration and Engineering Division is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and staff.

Administration Division


The Administration Division manages functions such as human resources, approval of purchases/procurement, priority of work, annual goal setting, and overall strategic planning for the department. Administration interprets existing city policies and guides the development of new policies to effectively implement the directions of the City Manager and the City Council. Administration supports all divisions of the department including assembling, approving and controlling the departmental budget; all personnel actions, processing departmental contracts and invoices, and managing dissemination of public information and education activities. Administration is also responsible for developing and implementing electronic systems for data and information management and developing and implementing departmental procedures.

Engineering Division


The Engineering Division is involved in the management, design, construction, and review of all projects containing public infrastructure involving City right-of-way and parks. This division is involved in the long-range planning of infrastructure improvements, plan review for development projects received from the Community Development Department, coordination with utilities, and negotiation of easements. The engineering division also administers the Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair program. This program involves assessing, preparing specifications, soliciting bidders and overseeing the repair of sewer laterals from residential units of six (6) units or less.

Street Lighting

University City houses over 4,000 street lights.  Approximately 750 of these lights are owned and maintained by University City Public Works department; the remaining lights are owned and maintained by Ameren Missouri.  98% of residential lights are Ameren lights.

If the streetlight has a tag as shown below, this is street light identification number.  Ameren Missouri assigns a letter and a number to the pole to identify the location of the street light.  If the ID plate starts with a “U” followed by numbers, this is an Ameren Missouri owned and maintained street light.  Only Ameren Missouri can repair or replace the light fixture and/or the pole.

If the number on the ID plate starts with a “Z” it is privately owned by the property owner.  The account for lighting is issued to the private property owners who requested to have the light installed.

How to Report a Street Light Out:

Report the light out to Ameren by calling: (314) 342-1000

With this information ready:

Address - where the light is out
Location - what side of street
Street Light Identification # - i.e. U306 as shown above (If no tag, report as much identifying location as possible)
Your Name and Phone # - in case of questions
Issue - what is wrong with the street light (light is flashing on/off, totally out, damaged)
How - if the street light was damaged by an accident, please include that information

If this is an emergency, call the Ameren Construction Hotline: (866) 992-6619

If the street light is not an Ameren light, it may be a University City owned light.
University City owned lights may be pedestrian lighting along Olive or Delmar, lighting located in parks or walkways, municipal parking lot lighting, and a few other locations.

Please report city-owned light out to the Department of Public Works at (314) 505-8560. Please provide the following information:

Address - where the light is out
Location - what side of street
Street Light Identification – Any specific identifying information that you can provide

Your Name and Phone # - in case of questions
Issue - what is wrong with the street light (light is flashing on/off, totally out, damaged)
How - if the street light was damaged by an accident, please include that information
 

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Contact the Administration and Engineering Division


Sinan Alpaslan, Director of Public Works and Parks
Ph: (314) 505-8560