The city's Engineering Department provides the following services:
Review and permitting for all land development maps and plans
Processing of agreements with developers required to install public improvements as a condition of approval of their project
Review of plans and specifications for the installation of public improvements
Observation of all private development grading and public improvement construction
Oversight of design and construction of public works projects funded by the city
Coordination with other cities and regional agencies regarding new regional projects that may be of benefit to the city
Oversight of the Landscape and Lighting Maintenance Districts (L&LMD), which maintains street lights, traffic signals, and storm water quality improvements in some locations of the city
Encroachment Permits are
issued for any construction in the public right-of-way. Grading Permits
are required for any grading or stockpiles on private property.
On January 29, 2010 the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
(SARWQCB) issued a 4th-term area wide National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Permit (MS4 Permit) to the City of Menifee and all Permittees.The Santa
Ana MS4 Permit is for the portion of the Santa Ana River watershed
located within Riverside County (Order No. R8-2010-0033, NPDES Permit No. CAS618033).
The City of Menifee storm water programs are designed to ensure
compliance with this permit. All design submittals and construction
projects are required to conform to the permit requirements. All
projects are to install Best Management Practices (BMPs) in compliance
with the 2010 SARWQCB permit.
Landscape Lighting and Maintenance District (L&LMD) The
1972 Act permits the formation of L&LMD No. 89-1-C, and annexation
to said district, to finance the installation, maintenance, and
servicing of landscaping, trails, fencing, irrigation, streetlights,
traffic signals, bridge lights, graffiti abatement, bio-swales, and
fossil filters through annual assessments on real property within the
district. The annual assessment for each zone in the L&LMD No.
89-1-C is based on the estimated specific benefit to each parcel,
Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) or acre and not on property valuation.