Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 4-12-1983 by Ord. No. 3626 (Ch. 72 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreational areas — See Ch. 397.
Recreational facilities — See Ch. 415.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 434.
Solid waste; recycling — See Ch. 462.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 477.
Trees — See Ch. 516.

§ 113-1 Creation.

There is hereby created for the Township of Union in the County of Union a Department of Public Works.

§ 113-2 Functions and duties of Department.

A. 
Under the supervision of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works and such deputies and supervisors as may be appointed thereto, the Department of Public Works shall provide for the proper and efficient conduct of all public works functions of the Township of Union 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) 
Issue permits for curb cuts and maintain all records pertaining thereto and supervise the inspection of all curb construction.
(2) 
The maintenance and operation of the shade tree program of the Township.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 516, Trees.
(3) 
All matters relating to the maintenance of public streets and sidewalks.
(4) 
Supervision and control of all automotive equipment of the Department.
(5) 
Removal of snow.
(6) 
Cleaning of streets.
(7) 
Such other duties as may be delegated to said Department by the governing body or the Township Administrator.
(8) 
Supervise street openings and issue permits therefor.
(9) 
Maintain and repair all Township streets, bridges, culverts and drains.
(10) 
Construct and reconstruct, as directed, streets, roads, culverts and drains.
(11) 
Treat road surfaces and resurface streets and roads in accordance with directions received from the Township Administrator.
(12) 
Remove leaves from the streets of the Township.
(13) 
Maintain, repair and clean storm and sanitary sewers, lines and mains.
(14) 
Parks and playground maintenance.
(15) 
The operation, maintenance and repair of public buildings, excluding library, school buildings, police and fire buildings.
(16) 
The maintenance of Township-owned property and public grounds.

§ 113-3 Superintendent of Public Works; compensation.

A. 
There is hereby created the position of Superintendent of Public Works in the Department of Public Works, who has the responsibility to oversee the general operation of the Department of Public Works.
B. 
Said Superintendent of Public Works shall have a knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques required for directing and supervising the general work performed by a Municipal Public Works Department; a knowledge of field and office techniques and practices; a knowledge of administrative methods, procedures and 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.
C. 
The salary of the Superintendent of Public Works shall be as provided in Chapter 130, Salaries and Compensation, per annum, payable biweekly in the same manner as are other municipal employees.
[Amended 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879]

§ 113-4 Division of Solid Waste and Recycling. [1]

[Added 11-24-1987 by Ord. No. 3944[2]]
A. 
There is hereby created for the Township of Union in the County of Union within the Department of Public Works a Division of Solid Waste and Recycling.
B. 
Said Division shall be under the supervision of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works and such deputies and supervisors as may be appointed in connection therewith.
C. 
Said Division is required to conduct investigations in order to enforce codes, ordinances and policies relating to the collection, haulage and disposal of refuse, litter and solid waste. The Division is also required to conduct investigations and inquiries as to the collection, haulage and sale of recyclable materials which are collected within the Township of Union.
D. 
It shall be the responsibility of the Division to:
(1) 
Inspect and investigate practices and procedures related to refuse and recyclable containment, placement, disposal, separation of recyclables, etc.
(2) 
Inspect and report on compliance with the terms of the work contract and Township ordinances and policies.
(3) 
Investigate complaints regarding solid waste and/or recyclables and issue summonses for the violation thereof.
(4) 
Verify weight of all solid waste and recyclables removed from the Township and reconcile weight slips with monthly payment vouchers or, in the case of recyclables, reimbursement checks.
(5) 
Periodically inspect the equipment and vehicles being used by the contractor to ensure compliance with the contract and ordinances.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 462, Solid Waste; Recycling.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the appointment and salaries of certain employees.