The cities of Collinsville, Edwardsville and Highland identified a need to supplement their public works department staff and provide them with additional technical expertise. Oates Associates was hired to provide a full range of review services for design and construction of private land development projects in these communities. The services are performed under a continuing service agreement, with work orders issued for each development project. Oates Associates reviews drainage and detention designs on developer prepared plans for conformance with local and state regulations and proper function. Both commercial and residential developments are reviewed under these contracts.