WHAT IT IS: The 2012 budget for the city of Newton’s department of public works, engineering division. The department oversees all infrastructure development in Newton, including roads, drainage improvements, water lines, sewer lines and city-owned buildings. Building inspection staff administer and enforce building codes within Newton (and North Newton and Walton, per a contract).
DIVISION STATS: In 2012, the department will perform an estimated: - 1,200 environmental inspections - 1,100 building inspections (commercial) - 900 building inspections (residential)
BY THE NUMBERS: Here are a few of the line items from the engineering division’s 2012 budget: - $382,335 — Personal services (the department has 10 full-time and one part-time staff members). - $8,000 — Commodities and supplies. - $6,380 — Vehicle operating.
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