The BCEO Engineering
Department is a multi-disciplined group that initiates the project development process.
Our Planning Group is responsible for prioritizing short-range
and long-range construction projects. An important asset of this
group is the ability to search for and acquire local, state,
and federal funding sources so that additional projects can be
constructed while minimizing local dollars.
The Geographic Information
System (GIS) division uses digital mapping of Butler County for
the purpose of query, analysis, and generation of maps and reports.
Our surveyors attain topographic field data by utilizing GPS
equipment, performs construction layouts and any other surveying
needed for our projects.
The Design Group is
responsible for both in-house design and project management of
culverts, bridges, intersections, and any other roadway projects
on both the township and County system. Once plans are complete
they are given to our Right-of-Way Acquisition Group so that
appropriate work agreements and easements are obtained.
Additionally, the following
divisions fall under the Engineering Department:
The BCEO Traffic Division
is responsible for the engineering, design, installation, and
maintenance of all traffic control devices, including signals,
signage, and lane markings. Speed limits are also established
by this group, which conducts speed studies in some cases to
determine if a speed limit should be changed. Various traffic
studies are performed in the planning of future roadway projects
utilizing data that is collected and maintained by the office,
including traffic counts and accident data.
reviews construction drawings for proposed residential subdivisions
and commercial developments within the unincorporated areas of
Butler County. To ensure new development follows the mission
of the County Engineer's Office, two major components of the
plan get evaluated -- traffic and drainage.
For more information,
click on the Development Services page below.
GIS / Tax Map
/ Records / IT
The GIS / Tax Map Department
is responsible for providing a map to assist the County Auditor
in preparing taxes. Ohio law mandates that the County Engineer
create and organize the map of his/her community. This tax map
must be updated on a daily basis to reflect changes in property
ownership. This responsibility entails creating and maintaining
a detailed inventory of every parcel of land in the county. A
map must be drawn for every parcel of property in the county
and this map must be to scale. The County Auditor's office uses
this map as its official record for property tax purposes.
Per the Ohio Revised
Code (ORC), the County Engineer is responsible for maintaining
public records and certain items of historical data. This information
is made available to the general public.
One of the most critical
aspects of making sure that BCEO employees can do their jobs
falls under Information Services and Technology (IT), which is
responsible for acquiring and maintaining all computers, servers,
and communication equipment. The IT group operates under the
premise that changes in computer systems and planning should
be a dynamic process improving efficiency and services, reducing
costs, and providing the County with up-to-date management tools
to better serve the public. IT Office support services include
programming, personal computer hardware and software support,
records scanning, logistical support, and network services.
For more information,
click on the GIS / Tax Map page below.
For an employee
contact directory, go to Contact