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    Department of Engineering
    City Hall, Room 401
    Syracuse, NY 13202

    Mary E. Robison, P.E., City Engineer

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  • The Engineering Department provides engineering services and support for all city departments. The Department reviews and approves private projects that are on or related to city owned property, assists City Officials with the planning, review, and implementation of City projects and private ventures that require City of Syracuse involvement.  
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    Small Cell Wireless Facilities Aesthetic Design Standards
    Pursuant to FCC Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and FCC Order18-133, effective January 14, 2019, wireless service providers and wireless infrastructure providers are permitted to locate small wireless facilities in the public right-of-way. These networks of low-powered micro antennas provide cellular and data coverage to supplement the provider’s macro-cellular network. New small cell installations will improve the providers’ ability to meet current and future consumer cellular and data needs. 

    The City of Syracuse Small Wireless Facilities Aesthetic Design Standards have been developed by the City to ensure that the design, appearance, and other features of small wireless facilities are compatible with nearby land uses; to prevent the intangible public harm of unsightly or out-of-character deployments; to ensure vehicular and pedestrian traffic safety and coordinate various uses in the right-of-way; and to protect the integrity of historic, cultural, and scenic resources and citizens’ quality of life.  The document establishes design and aesthetic requirements that all small wireless facilities installed within the ROW must meet prior to installation within Syracuse boundaries.  Small wireless facilities installed within the ROW are bound to these design standards.
    For more information, please contact:  Mary Robison, P.E., City Engineer, at (315) 448-8200 or

    The City’s  2021-2022 Final Annual Report, prepared in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) is now available for review and comment. The SPDES General Permit requires that the City develop, implement and enforce a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City’s stormwater sewer system to the maximum extent possible. The annual report describes the activities completed during the annual report period ending March 9, 2022 and evaluates the progress in achieving measurable goals identified in the City’s SWMP for each of the six minimum control measures outlined in the SPDES General Permit and summarizes new goals planned for the coming year.

    For more information, please contact: John Kivlehan, Division Engineer, at (315) 448-8205 or
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