Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 4-5-1983 by Ord. No. 3625 (Ch. 35 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Department of Public Works — See Ch. 113.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 207.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 237.
Soil removal — See Ch. 456.

§ 47-1 Department established.

There is hereby created and established for the Township of Union, in the County of Union, a Department of Engineering.

§ 47-2 Functions and responsibilities.

A. 
Under the supervision of the head of the Engineering Department and such deputies and supervisors as may be delegated, the Department of Engineering shall provide for the proper and efficient conduct of all engineering functions of the Township government and shall provide assistance and services, as may be required and needed, to all Township departments.
B. 
Said Department shall be charged with the responsibility of the operation of, but not limited thereby, the following services:
(1) 
Provide all staff engineering required by the Township.
(2) 
Prepare, maintain and preserve maps, charts and records of roads, utilities, public buildings, structures and all public facilities owned or operated by the Township.
(3) 
Prepare, review and approve specifications for public works contracts and certify satisfactory completion of work to authorize progress permits pursuant to the contract.
(4) 
Make such recommendations as may be required in connection with the applications made to the Union Township Planning Board.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Planning Board was created and established 1-22-1975, in accordance with the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. See Ch. 170, Land Development.
(5) 
Maintain the tax atlas and tax maps for the Tax Assessor's office in a current status and promptly record all changes of ownership.
(6) 
Conduct all investigations and make all surveys necessary for the preparation of preliminary designs, plans and specifications and making estimates of cost for all road, bridge, culvert and storm drain facility construction, reconstruction, major repair, replacement and improvements, including designs and specifications of material used.
(7) 
On approval of preliminary plans by all parties involved, prepare final plans, specifications and proposals for advertising to receive bids therefor.
(8) 
On receipt of bids therefor, prepare reports for awards of contracts or rejection of bids.
(9) 
Supervise project construction as per plans, specifications and contracts, including the use of proper materials.
(10) 
Comply with all state and/or federal requirements and perform all liaison work where state and/or federal funds are involved and obtain state and/or federal approvals where required.
(11) 
Provide and maintain surveys, maps, plans, specifications, operating records and files pertaining to all Township roads, bridges, sewers and storm drain facilities owned or operated by the Township.
(12) 
Provide surveyors and developers with records of Township road line and grade information.
(13) 
Prepare estimates for capital expenditure programs.

§ 47-3 Township Engineer.

A. 
The Department of Engineering shall be under the supervision and control of the Township Engineer, who shall be appointed in accordance with the statute in such case made and provided. Said Township Engineer shall be lawfully licensed under the laws of the State of New Jersey to practice professional engineering and land surveying and shall likewise possess a valid planner's license issued by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Planners. The Township Engineer shall be a degreed civil engineer with a professional engineer's license and shall be certified as a municipal engineer.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Included but not limited, eligibility requirements of the Township Engineer shall be a comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques required for planning, designing, directing and operating complex and diversified public projects; extensive knowledge of management science, administrative methods, procedures and techniques; a broad knowledge of municipal functions, emphasizing planning, zoning, land subdivision and development, public utilities, pertinent statutes, local ordinances and regulations; a broad knowledge of civil engineering theory and practice, especially pertaining to public works and improvements; a thorough knowledge of land surveying techniques and practices; the ability to initiate and develop technical studies and surveys and to prepare reports; the ability to direct, coordinate and supervise work of subordinates engaged in a variety of technical activities; the ability to interpret policy decisions and to advise appropriate local authorities in a clear, concise and direct manner on any matter concerning public works and improvements; and the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with associates, subordinates and the general public.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 35-4, Salary of Engineer, amended 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879, and former § 35-5, Appointments, which previously followed this section, were repealed 2-25-1997 by Ord. No. 4491.
C. 
The term of the Township Engineer shall commence January 1 of each year and terminate December 31 of each year.
[Added 2-8-2005 by Ord. No. 4859]

§ 47-4 Assistant Township Engineer.

[Amended 2-25-1997 by Ord. No. 4491]
A. 
There is hereby created the position of Assistant Township Engineer, who, under the direction of the Township Engineer, shall perform technical work related to planning, design, construction and maintenance of all municipal facilities, as well as other related work assigned by the Township Engineer.
B. 
Said Assistant Township Engineer shall hold a degree in civil engineering, issued upon graduation from a recognized college or university and/or a valid professional engineer's license and/or a valid land surveyor's license.
C. 
Said Assistant Township Engineer shall have a working knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques required for planning, designing, directing and operating diversified public projects; knowledge of administrative methods, procedures and techniques; a broad knowledge of municipal functions, emphasizing planning, zoning, land subdivision and development of public utilities, of pertinent statutes, local ordinances and regulations; a broad knowledge of civil engineering theory and practice, especially pertaining to public works and improvements; a thorough knowledge of land surveying techniques and practices; the ability to develop technical studies and surveys and to prepare reports; the ability to direct, coordinate and supervise work of subordinates engaged in a variety of technical activities; the ability to interpret policy decisions; and the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with associates, subordinates and the general public.

§ 47-5 Principal Engineering Aide.

A. 
There is hereby created the position of Principal Engineering Aide in the Department of Engineering, who, under the supervision of the head of the Engineering Department and such deputies and supervisors as may be delegated, has the responsibility to oversee the general operation of the Department of Engineering and Operations.
B. 
Said Principal Engineering Aide shall have knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques required for directing and supervising the general work performed by a Municipal Engineering Department; a knowledge of field and office techniques; a knowledge of municipal functions, ordinances and regulations; an ability to prepare reports and interpret policy decisions; an ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with associates, subordinates and the general public.

§ 47-6 Senior Draftsman.

A. 
There is hereby created the position of Senior Draftsman within the Department of Engineering of the Township of Union, in the County of Union.
B. 
Said Draftsman shall perform the following duties, i.e., routine drafting work involved in the preparation of drawings, maps, charts, graphs, sketches and plans; prepare clear, accurate and complete working plans and detailed drawings according to specified dimensions; make final sketches of proposed drawings, drawing of charts for representation of statistical data and drawing finished designs; maintain established relevant records and files and such other related work as may be directed. Said Draftsman shall be under the supervision and control of the Township Engineer, or such deputies and supervisors to whom he may be directed to report.