The Public Works and Engineering Department is headed by James Gaertner, P.E., C.F.M. Mr. Gaertner has over 20 years in service to the public sector. He leads the department with the goal to provide quality services and infrastructure to help meet the needs of our unique and growing community. He is supported by Assistant director Jim Lockart, P.E., C.F.M.
This section of Public Works is headed by Ms. Eneida Ojeda, Business Operations Manager; She has over almost ten years of service with the City of Waxahachie. Ms. Ojeda manages the Administrative Secretary and Administrative Clerk who provide the best customer service and office support to all departments under Public Works.
The Construction Department part of Public Works focuses on the inspection of utilities infrastructure installation and ADA compliant sidewalk and road installation at new subdivisions or private development. Mr. Jim Lockart; PE, C.F.M., has over 20 years of expertise that includes working for the City of Richardson. He is supported by a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Inspector Supervisor and three (3) Inspectors.
The Engineering Department is committed to resident focus and good stewardship of the City’s resources. Some services they provide are Development Review, Floodplain Management and Capital Improvement Projects review and planning. The department is headed by the City Engineer; Mr. James Gaertner P.E., C.F.M. and he is supported by Macey Martinez, E.I.T.; and Sylvestre Traore E.I.T.
The Street Department are responsible for the maintenance and repair of City streets, signs, pavement markings, street sweeper, and drainage within the City’s Right of Way. They also maintain the City’s Right of Way and easements with daily mowing and vegetation control. The department also provide traffic control for special City events and festivals. The Street department also have the opportunity to perform small road improvements like asphalt overlays or concrete panel improvements. Matt Massey is the Street Operations Manager and has over 20 years of experience and supervises over thirty (30) employees.
Try Our New Citizen Self Service(CSS) Portal!
As we are encouraging citizens to conduct city business remotely through online and telephone communication, all online convenience fees associated with the use of our Citizen Self Service Portal are currently being waived. Thank you for helping do our part together to keep our community safe!
The City has a new online portal for electronic plan review and permits.
To enhance customer experience for submitting plans and obtaining permits some of the key features include the ability to:
- Submit Applications and Payments Electronically
- Schedule Inspections Online
- Track the Status of Permits in Real Time
- Submit Plans and Receive Comments Electronically
Use the Link below to access the online portal.
CSS Portal Resource Materials:
Citizen Self Service(CSS) Portal Flyer
CSS Portal FAQs
CSS Email Validation