Public Works Administration

Ken Cook
Public Works Director
kcook@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5177
 

Cindy Maynard
Administrative Assistant
cmaynard@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5177


Engineering

Jeff Harrington, P.E.
City Engineer
jharrington@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173


Misty Moore
Engineering Secretary
mmoore@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173


Nathan Crater, P.E.
Assistant City Engineer
ncrater@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173
 

Cindy Moore, P.E.
City Support Engineer
cmoore@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173

Dean Zeisbrich 
Senior Engineering Technician 
dzeisbrich@astoria.or.us
503-338-5173

Steve Ruggles 
Senior Engineering Technician 
sruggles@astoria.or.us
503-338-5173

Shelley Kirby 
Senior GIS Specialist
skirby@astoria.or.us 
503-338-5173


Operations

Ken Nelson
Public Works Superintendent
knelson@astoria.or.us  
503-325-3524


Jim Hatcher
Public Works Assistant Superintendent
jhatcher@astoria.or.us  
503-325-3524


Stacy Sundquist
Administrative Assistant
ssundquist@astoria.or.us  
503-325-3524
         

FAQs

Q. Who do I talk to about utility billing information?
A. For any questions regarding utility billing please call the Utilities Clerk at (503)338-5172.
Q. Is my house connected to City sewer and water?
A. You can find out if your house is connected to City sewer and/or water by calling Engineering Dept. at (503)338-5173 and providing your street address.
Q. Who is responsible for repair of the sewer line?
A. Property owners are responsible for their side sewer (the sewer that runs from the street or alley to the house), while the City is responsible for the main line sewer that runs down the center of the street or alley. A permit is required in order to do work on a side sewer. Property owners can perform their own work on any part of the sewer line that is on their property, but the portion located in the City right-of-way must be repaired by a contractor who is bonded to work in the right-of-way. For more information on repairing a side sewer or to obtain a permit to work on one, contact the Engineering Dept. at (503)338-5173.
Q. Who is responsible for repairing my sidewalk?
A. The sidewalk adjacent to a property is the property owner's responsibility. Contact the Engineering Dept. at (503)338-5173 for more information.
Q. Can I remove a tree in the right -of-way in front of my house? Do I need a permit?
A. Removal of trees located in the right-of-way must be approved by the City prior to removal. The Engineering Department coordinates the requests with a professional arborist to determine if the removal of the tree is the best action to take. This work does require a permit and must be performed by a contractor bonded to work in the City right-of-way. If a property owner is removing a tree on their private property, a permit is not required as long as the tree remains on private property during the course of it's removal. For more information, contact the Engineering Dept. at (503)338-5173.
Q. How do I find my property lines? Who do I talk to about a property line dispute?
A. The Engineering department can give you an approximate measurement from the curb to your front property line. To find your side property lines, a measurement can be obtained from the closest side street. This is an approximate measurement. Call The Engineering Dept. at (503)338-5173 for more information. The only way to find out exactly where the property lines are is to have a survey done. Property line disputes between neighbors are a civil matter in which the City is not involved. Property owners need to contact a private attorney to resolve disputes.
Q. What is a street vacation? How do I get a street vacation?
A. A street vacation is when an unused or unneeded street, alley or other public right-of-way becomes private property. The adjoining property owners can file a petition with the Engineering Department to consider vacating a street. After reviewing the request, a recommdation is submitted to the City Council for approval. For more information call Cindy at (503)338-5173.

Public Works Administration

Ken Cook
Public Works Director
kcook@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5177
 

Cindy Maynard
Administrative Assistant
cmaynard@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5177


Engineering

Jeff Harrington, P.E.
City Engineer
jharrington@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173


Misty Moore
Engineering Secretary
mmoore@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173


Nathan Crater, P.E.
Assistant City Engineer
ncrater@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173
 

Cindy Moore, P.E.
City Support Engineer
cmoore@astoria.or.us  
503-338-5173

Dean Zeisbrich 
Senior Engineering Technician 
dzeisbrich@astoria.or.us
503-338-5173

Steve Ruggles 
Senior Engineering Technician 
sruggles@astoria.or.us
503-338-5173

Shelley Kirby 
Senior GIS Specialist
skirby@astoria.or.us 
503-338-5173


Operations

Ken Nelson
Public Works Superintendent
knelson@astoria.or.us  
503-325-3524


Jim Hatcher
Public Works Assistant Superintendent
jhatcher@astoria.or.us  
503-325-3524


Stacy Sundquist
Administrative Assistant
ssundquist@astoria.or.us  
503-325-3524