Public Works Engineering
General Engineering Standards
The City of Prescott, Public Works Department will be holding a series of informational meetings in the fall of 2015 in order to seek comments and input on the adoption of the "General Engineering Standards". The intent of the standards is to present clear and concise direction regarding technical requirements, policies, and processes to facilitate the design and construction of City Capital Projects and private development projects that include public improvements, such as water main, sewer main, drainage, streets, etc, which will be given to the City for long-term operation and maintenance. The meetings are open to the general public, contractors, developers and engineers doing business in the City of Prescott at the following locations:
- Monday, September 14, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Community Center, 1280 E Rosser St.
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library, Founders Room B, 215 E Goodwin St.
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the Prescott Police Department, Training Room, 222 S Marina St.
Comments or questions regarding the proposed General Engineering Standards are encouraged and appreciated by email or by calling 928-777-1130.
NEW FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS ARE COMING IN 2016
In April of 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued new preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the City of Prescott and portions of surrounding unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. FEMA initiated a 90-day comment/appeal period for the new maps in October by placing public announcements in the Prescott Courier newspaper. The City Public Works Department sent two postcard mailings to all residences impacted by the map changes, published 4 additional advertisements and held two public meetings to provide information and answer questions. The new floodplain maps are scheduled to become effective in October of 2016.
The map changes will affect each property differently. Some homes that were previously mapped as being within the floodplain may now be shown as being outside the floodplain. Other homes that were outside the floodplain may now be mapped inside the floodplain boundary. Other homes that were in the floodplain and will remain within the floodplain may experience a higher or lower Base Flood Elevation that could affect your flood insurance premiums.
If you received notification from the City but were unable to attend the public meetings, you can obtain more information about the changes by using the map link below or contacting the City. Property owners affected by the change are encouraged to learn how the changes will affect them and to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program for any structures that are within or adjacent to a floodplain.
The new preliminary flood maps are available for viewing at the following websites:
Comments or questions regarding the proposed map changes can be forwarded to Jeff Low or by calling the office of the City Floodplain Administrator at 928-777-1130.
Civil Engineering Standards Hierarchy of Precedence
- The City of Prescott General Engineering Requirements Manual (in progress/under construction)
- The City of Prescott's Standard Details and Specifications
- YAG 1998 Standards and Specifications
- The Uniform Standard Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction, as published by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG Specifications & Details) ,available on the web .
Statement of Intent with Regard to Digital Data
The City of Prescott is requiring digital CADD data for all submittals. It is the City's intent to use this base form data in-house to benefit the public by updating GIS models, City Survey Models, and As-Built Records with increased accuracy and efficiency. The City shall not release proprietary CADD format digital information in base form without the consent of the design engineer. The City shall have the right to release IMAGE files of plan set data to the public as public record information in the same way that hard copy plan files are released.
City of Prescott Detail Drawings
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Plan Review Checklists
- Drainage (pdf, 99.5 kb)
- Dry Utilities (pdf, 76.5 kb)
- Grading and Retaining Walls (pdf, 85.5 kb)
- Submittals and Record Drawings (pdf, 88.0 kb)
- Traffic and Transportation (pdf, 121.0 kb)
- Traffic and Transportation (pdf, 71.5 kb)
- Wastewater (pdf, 83.5 kb)
- Water (pdf, 80.0 kb)