Public Works Commission

Meetings


The Commission meets not less than quarterly at the call of the Chairman.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are prepared before each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members

The Public Works Commission consists of 2 members from each ward and up to 2 at-large members. All members have equal voting rights. All terms are 2-year, renewable terms.


  • Alderman Ryan Mortland (Chairman), Ward 3
  • George Tarlas (Regular Member), Ward 1
  • Robert Wunderlich (Regular Member), Ward 1
  • David A. Hough (Regular Member), Ward 2
  • Robert Tuckett (Regular Member), Ward 2
     
  • Hermann Metz (Regular Member), Ward 3
  • Thomas Pelikan (Regular Member), Ward 3
  • Tony Chao (At-Large Member), Ward 3
  • Andrew Browne (Regular Member), Ward 4


Responsibilities


1. To make recommendations to and advise the Board of Aldermen on the construction, acceptance or otherwise needed improvements of infrastructure relating to such matters as streets, roads, sound walls, sidewalks, storm sewers, drains, street lights, plantings in the public right-of-way and all public improvements. 

2. To request that the Director of Public Works assign a consulting engineer to: 

a. Review and inspect individual projects within the City affected by stormwater runoff or retention and describe the existing conditions; 
b. Suggest solutions to stormwater problems; and
c. Estimate the cost of the proposed solutions. 

3. To request that the Director of Public Works assign a consulting engineer to: 

a. Review and inspect individual projects within the City including streets, roads, sound walls and other public improvements, which are to be constructed by private person or contractor under the review of and/or under contract by the City; 
b. Suggest solutions to problems related to streets, roads, sound walls and other public works improvements problems; and
c. Estimate the cost of the proposed solutions. 

4. To review the reports of any such engineer and to prioritize control or retention problem areas according to established City guidelines. 

5. To review the reports of any such engineer and to prioritize proposed solutions to problems relating to existing streets, roads, sound walls and other public works improvements problems. 

6. To make recommendations to the City, St. Louis County, State of Missouri and the Metropolitan Sewer District for correction of any existing streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements problems or prevention of problems for future streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements based upon the engineer's report. 

7. To inspect and review corrective and preventative actions taken with respect to streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements. 

8. To seek the advice or assistance of the Metropolitan Sewer District, consulting engineers or any other person or agency with respect to evaluation or correction of streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements problems. 

9. To establish any subcommittee as may be appropriate to assist this Commission and to recommend to the Board of Aldermen on said duties. 

10. To make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on such matters as sanitary sewers, sewage, disposal of waste, trash haulers, regulation of restaurants, animals and public health matters. 

11. To make recommendations regarding the application of building codes, plan review and inspection policies of the City. 

12. To make recommendations regarding the implementation of the Trails Master Plan, as set forth in Section 125.310 of the Municipal Code, in addition to other sidewalk, trail and/or infrastructure projects as needed. 

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