Raymond A. Huber, P.E., P.S., Wood County Engineer.
The Ohio Revised Code establishes the duties of the County Engineer. They include:
- maintenance and construction of county roadways;
- maintenance, reconstruction, and inspection of county bridges;
- engineering advisor to Township Trustees;
- tax map drafting services; and
- maintenance of petitioned and assessed county ditches.
The Office of the County Engineer is an elected position with a four-year term. For more details on the responsibilities of the County Engineer select About Us.
The County Engineer is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of approximately 600 miles of petitioned and assessed county ditches. Good ditch maintenance is necessary for the proper drainage of Wood County's 617 square miles.
The County Engineer is responsible for the maintenance, repair, widening and resurfacing of 242 miles of county highway. He also serves as an engineering advisor to the Township Trustees for the maintenance, widening and repair of township roads.
The County Engineer is responsible for the maintenance, repair and reconstruction of 443 bridges and approximately 2500 culverts on both the county and township highway systems. He performs annual inspections and evaluations of the condition of each bridge.
Environmental concerns are addressed in a Stormwater Management Plan established for Lake/ Middleton/ Perrysburg Townships, and Wood County. This program instructs Wood County Citizens on how they can help keep their pollutants out of our ditches, streams, and drinking water. Approximately 12 square miles of northern Wood County have been designated as a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and must have a fully implemented Stormwater Management Plan by May of 2008.