Municipal Engineering

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Charter Township of Oxford
Oxford, Michigan
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Sharpe Engineering has been the Professional
Engineering Consultant for Oxford Township since May 2011.  Our past knowledge and experience paired with the company’s specific emphasis on cost-effective solutions were key to Oxford Township awarding Sharpe Engineering the contract. Some of the specific engineering services provided include:

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  • Review conceptual, site plan, and engineering drawing submittals for new developments

  • Design safety path network expansions.  Topographical survey, easement preparation, conceptual planning, construction administration, and inspection services are also provided

  • Design public water distribution and sanitary sewer system expansions

  • Perform soil erosion plan reviews and inspections

  • Review residential plot plans for conformance with Township engineering standards

  • Assist with Township cemeteries including roadway improvements, irrigation upgrades, and grave layouts

  • Meet with Township residents regarding civil related issues involving their property

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Paving
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  • Prepare cost estimates and scoping plans to assist Township with fund allocation

  • Provide strip topographic survey and detailed engineering plans for proposed improvements

  • Prepare contract documents and manage contractor bidding phase

  • Coordinate with Road Commission for Oakland County on tri-party funded projects

  • Provide full-time inspection of construction activities

  • Assist Township in preparation of payment estimates and contract execution

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Infrastructure Design

  • Prepare cost estimates and scoping plans to assist Township with fund allocation

  • Provide topographic survey and detailed engineering plans for proposed improvements

  • Prepare and secure public utility easements necessary for construction

  • Obtain required Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, and Great Lakes Water Authority permits

  • Prepare contract documents and manage contractor bidding phase

  • Provide full-time inspection of construction activities

  • Coordinate utility testing with permitting agencies and assist with project closeout

  • Assist Township in preparation of payment estimates and contract execution

Safety Paths/Boardwalks

  • Prepare cost estimates and scoping plans to assist Township with fund allocation

  • Provide strip topographic survey and detailed engineering plans for proposed improvements

  • Coordinate with residents to obtain required easements and/or right-of-way to facilitate safety path construction

  • Obtain required Road Commission for Oakland County, Michigan Department of Transportation, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality permits

  • Prepare contract documents and manage contractor bidding phase

  • Provide full-time inspection of construction activities

  • Assist Township in preparation of payment estimates and contract execution

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Lyon Downtown
Development Authority
New Hudson, Michigan

 

 

As the primary contact for the Lyon Township DDA from 2002-2009, Jim Sharpe coordinated the engineering activities on behalf of the DDA and was the civil engineer of record for many engineering projects. Some significant engineering elements included:



  • Provided conceptual design and development of the Township's "Ring Road" which was created to stimulate economic growth with the downtown area​

  • Created two miles of roadway design with four Roundabouts and associated site utility improvements.

  • Designed Lyon Township streetscape in conjunction with the MDOT

  • Designed 36" diameter Six Points Relief sewer as part of a FEMA grant​

  • Designed and administered the West Grand River Roundabout Project

  • Prepared construction drawings for the water main, storm sewer, and roadway improvements for the Northeast portion of Lyon Center Drive (Ring Road)

Additional Experience
  • Lyon Township DDA: Jim was the associate responsible for the design and project management of several municipal projects in Lyon Township, including: ​

    • The West Pontiac Trail project which included 3 miles of Water Main and 1 mile of Sanitary Force Main with Pump Station​

    • The Southwest Water Main SAD, Design for 3.5 miles of 16-inch Water Main and appurtenances

    • Martindale Road which included water main and the construction of RCOC Road​

  • City of Ferndale: Jim was one of lead design engineers and project managers for a $40 million City roads and infrastructure rehabilitation program, which included the installation and repairs of several miles of water main, roadways, and trenchless CIPP sewer and manhole improvements.
  • Lyon Township Consultant: Jim was responsible for the design and construction administration for several infrastructure projects, including:

    • ​The water main and sanitary sewer project along Pontiac Trail Road, which consisted of 10,000 feet of 16" water main and a pressurized sanitary sewer system complete with pumping station

    • The 10 Mile Road Water Main Project consisting of 6,800 feet of 16" water main and the connection of two portions of the Township's water system to create a looped setup

    • Plans for road widening projects along 10 Mile Road consisting of storm drainage, curb and gutter, and new asphalt pavement​

    • 1,800 feet of water main and associated paved roadway improvements

  • Commerce Township: Jim was the design engineer and project manager for several water main projects which included several miles of water main design and a DWSD meter pit and PRV.​

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