Borough of Collingswood, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY:[1] Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Board of Collingswood 8-3-2015 by Ord. No. 1573. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Chapter 61, Redevelopment Utility, adopted 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 1358, as amended, was repealed 6-5-2006 by Ord. No. 1402.
The following words shall have the meanings described wherever the same appears in this chapter, unless the context clearly denotes the contrary:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Collingswood, in the County of Camden, State of New Jersey.
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS
The Borough Commissioner duly appointed by the governing body from among its members and charged with the control, regulation and supervision of the Department.
DEPARTMENT
Department of Public Works of the Borough.
GOVERNING BODY
The Mayor and Commissioners of the Borough of Collingswood, in the County of Camden and State of New Jersey.
There is hereby created and established in the Borough a Department of Public Works, which consists of a Highway and Sewer Division and a Water Division, and each is to be supervised and administered by its respective Superintendent as designated by the governing body.
[Amended 5-31-2018 by Ord. No. 1638]
Each Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent shall be appointed by the governing body, and shall receive such salary as the governing body may determine from time to time and set forth in the Salary Ordinance.
The Superintendents and the Department shall be under the control and supervision of and responsible to the Commissioner of Public Works and perform such duties as the Commissioner of Public Works may from time to time designate.
[Amended 5-31-2018 by Ord. No. 1638]
A. 
The Highway and Sewer Superintendent shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) 
Supervise and direct all employees of the Highway and Sewer Division of the Department.
(2) 
Be responsible for the servicing of all requests and complaints of citizens involving Borough facilities, including but not limited to storm flooding, sewer failures and road damages.
(3) 
Supervise the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of all public streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters within the limits of the Borough and prevent interference with the public use thereof and further maintain reasonable standards of maintenance and repair of the same.
(4) 
Supervise the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of the sanitary and storm sewer systems within the limits of the Borough.
(5) 
Develop a comprehensive program for the removal of snow and leaves and direct removal of snow and leaves and cleaning of streets.
(6) 
Maintain all Borough-owned properties and recreational facilities.
(7) 
Arrange for the keeping of a correct record of the work and operations of the Highway and Sewer Division of the Department and at the end of each month shall prepare and present to the governing body at the next regular meeting a report of the work and operations of the Highway and Sewer Division of the Department for the preceding month.
(8) 
Perform such other duties as the governing body may from time to time request.
B. 
The Water Superintendent shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) 
Supervise and direct all employees of the Water Division of the Department.
(2) 
Be responsible for the servicing of all requests and complaints of citizens involving Borough facilities, including but not limited to storm flooding, sewer failures and road damages.
(3) 
Supervise the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of the water system within the limits of the Borough.
(4) 
Arrange for the keeping of a correct record of the work and operations of the Water Division of the Department and at the end of each month shall prepare and present to the governing body at the next regular meeting a report of the work and operations of the Water Division of the Department for the preceding month.
(5) 
Perform such other duties as the governing body may from time to time request.
C. 
The Assistant Water Superintendent shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) 
Under the direction of the licensed operator in charge, will help supervise the administration, management, and operation of the water treatment plant.
(2) 
Maintain liaison with other municipal units.
(3) 
Under the direction of the licensed operator in charge, supervises work to maintain the condition, operation, and effectiveness of the water treatment plant.
(4) 
Under the direction of the licensed operator in charge, supervises the construction, maintenance and repair of the water system.
(5) 
Perform such duties as the governing body may from time to time request.
A. 
The employees of the Highway and Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works shall consist of the Superintendent, Tree Crew Chief, Highway Crew Chief, Water/Sewer Utility Repair Crew Chief, and as many other employees as the governing body may deem necessary and by resolution from time to time appoint.
B. 
The employees of the Water Division of Public Works shall consist of the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Lead Water Operator, Treatment Plant Operator and as many other employees as the governing body deems necessary.
[Amended 5-31-2018 by Ord. No. 1638]
The Crew Chiefs of the Highway and Sewer Division of the Department shall assist the Highway and Sewer Superintendent in the administration and function of said Division and shall perform such duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the Superintendent in addition to ordinary work of the Division.
The Lead Water Treatment Plant Operator of the Water Division of the Department shall assist the Water Superintendent in the administration and function of said Division and shall perform such duties as may from time to time be assigned to him by the Superintendent in addition to ordinary work in the Division.
All employees of the Department shall be subject to and must comply with the provisions of the Borough ordinance establishing the personnel rules and regulations for Borough employees.
Any and all ordinances inconsistent with the terms of this chapter are hereby repealed to the extent of any such inconsistencies.
In the event that any clause, section, paragraph or sentence of this chapter is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the Borough Committee hereby declares its intent that the balance of the chapter not affected by said invalidity shall remain in full force and effect to the extent that it allows the Borough to meet the goals of the chapter.
This chapter shall take effect upon proper passage in accordance with the law.