The County Engineer (Secondary Roads Department) is responsible for construction and maintenance of the Secondary Road System in Clay County.


  Clay County, Iowa - Engineer

Duties of the Engineer's Office:

Surveys and plan all road work, tiling, culvert and bridge construction and to certify that such improvements have been made in accordance with the plans and specifications provided for the work

Inspects the construction of all roads and bridge work to see that all contracts are executed in accordance with the terms thereof and according to specifications of Iowa Department of Transportation

Certifies to County Auditor, payroll for road work

Approves bills drawn on road fund

Reports to Board of Supervisors all plans and specifications of road, bridge and culvert work

Reports annually to county and state all expenditures on road funds
Supervises all work done for improvements of the county road system

No one is eligible for this office who does not hold a license to practice civil engineering in the State of Iowa with a license issued by the Iowa State Board of Engineering Examiners.

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Address of
Engineer's office:
Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th St.
Spencer, Iowa 51301

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number:
(712) 262-2825

FAX Number:
(712) 262-4114

Office holder name:
William Rabenberg
Appointed in 2017, bond $2,000

Employees in
Engineer's Office:
Drainage Technician
Aaron Rutter

Assistant to County Engineer/Roads
Mark Thompson

Engineer Technician II
Jeff Wiemann

Office Manager
Pam Doran

Engineer's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Engineer's office

Engineer's Links:
Iowa County
Engineers Association

Other Related Links:
Iowa Department
of Transportation

Iowa One Call
(call before you dig)


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