Construction in Red Oak starts within the Public Works Department as they review new private, residential, commercial and industrial developments.
Reviews plats and plans for the construction of water, wastewater, streets & drainage systems and site improvements
Meets with developers to streamline the review and approval process
Coordinates with Development Services to ensure that developments are built according to City standards
The Public Works Department is responsible for planning and budgeting most of the capital improvement projects such as annual road resurfacing programs, sidewalk and curb reconstruction, drainage improvements and facility upgrades. The Department prepares cost estimates, plans specifications and contract documents for the majority of the City’s public work bids.
The City of Red Oak references the design and engineering specifications and manuals for the Construction of Public Improvements.
The purpose of this procedure is to outline established rules and procedures governing the rental, appropriate usage, return requirements, and costs associated with the rental of a fire hydrant meter from the Department of Public Works.
Right-of-Way (ROW) is the City-owned strip of land from the edge of the street back about 3 to 10 feet. Its purpose is to allow the city to build and maintain the street, curb and gutter, storm sewers and possibly underground utilities.
The City of Red Oak adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 5.38 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $-40.57.