About Your County Engineer:
Chris Bauserman has served as the County Engineer
in Delaware County, since February of 1996. Prior to this, he served as
Chief Deputy Engineer for 7 years. He worked previously as a project
engineer in the construction and private consulting engineering industry.
He holds a Bachelor
of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University.
Chris is active in local transportation issues serving as an officer
with of the County Engineers Association of Ohio and just recently
completed his term as the President of the
National Association of
the County Engineer:
The Delaware County Engineer's Office provides
many important services for the citizens of Delaware County, including
maintaining over 330 miles of roads, over 370 bridges and thousands of culverts,
streams and ditches in the public right-of-way.
The County Engineer is an elected
official, serving terms of four years. The office prepares construction
plans, specifications and estimates for improvements to all county roads.
The County Engineer also serves as engineering advisor to all townships in the
county, assisting them with township road improvements and maintenance.
The office inspects and maintains all bridges on township and county roads and
maintains traffic signals on county roads that intersect other county or
The Engineer's Office oversees new commercial and
residential construction projects in unincorporated areas for conformance to
public street construction standards as well as grading and erosion control
requirements. The office also inspects work done by utilities in the
public road right-of-way to ensure the safety of the residents and motorists of
Ohio law requires the County Engineer to be both a
registered professional engineer and professional surveyor. In addition to
the engineering responsibilities of the office, the County Engineer oversees the
county Map Department which maintains the county tax maps, reviews surveys for
property transfers and creates subdivision lot numbers and street addresses.