Re-elected as Erie County Engineer on November 3, 2020. Term begins January 4, 2021.
Jack has been the Erie County Engineer from 1997 to the present. His previous employment includes: Senior Project Manager – Barton Malow Construction Services 1990-1996, Vice President Construction – Feick Contractors 1986-1989, Construction Engineer – Bechtel Civil 1983-1985, Senior Project Manager – Bay Constuction 1965-1981 and Project Engineer – J.A. Jones Construction Co. 1961-1964.
As the county engineer, Jack’s duties include:
- Provide leadership and direction to an office staff, and equipment maintenance force and our field forces.
- Maintain approximately 139.979 miles of county roads and associated roadway drainage systems within nine townships, 138 bridges, approximately 655 culverts, and additionally including snow and ice removal.
- Review subdivision plans, prepare construction plans (roadway, bridges and culverts), and perform inspections to ensure compliance with applicable State, County and Federal regulations and specifications.
- Design and construct and/or contract roadway and drainage structures and provide similar engineering services for each of the townships.
- Pursue and obtain State and Federal funding for County highway and bridge projects to maximize and stretch the use of our tax dollars.
- Maintain approximately 50 miles of petitioned County open ditches and 47.2 miles of drainage pipe (closed ditches) and approximately 1,320 feet of dike.
- Staff and administer operations of the County Tax Mapping Office.
John ‘Jack’ D. Farschman
2700 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Website: Erie County Engineer