[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 7-15-1987 as L.L. No. 9-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established the office of Village Engineer, which office shall receive direction and guidance from the Village Manager on engineering matters affecting the village.
The candidate must hold a valid New York State license as a professional engineer for not less than three years and shall have municipal experience together with a background in management and supervising of personnel. For purposes of this section, "municipal experience" shall mean working full-time for a municipality.
[Amended 8-4-1987 by L.L. No. 12-1987; 5-6-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
The Village Engineer shall render engineering services and advice to the Board of Trustees, the Village Manager, the Building Department, the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. He shall further review the streets of the village and proposed village construction. He shall also have such other and further duties as the Village Manager shall from time to time direct.
Nothing contained in this Chapter 34 shall be deemed to require the appointment of a Village Engineer.
The Village Manager shall appoint the Village Engineer in accordance with the provisions of § 3-5C of Chapter 3, Village Manager, of the Code of the Village of Port Chester. The Village Manager, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, shall fix his salary, term and other terms and conditions of employment.
Such appointment and the terms and conditions of employment shall be subject to the Civil Service Law of the State of New York and the rules and regulations of the Westchester County Department of Personnel.
In addition to the above, the Village Manager may, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, employ outside engineers if determined necessary.
[Added 10-5-2017 by L.L. No. 9-2016]
A general engineering permit shall be required of an applicant if, in the judgment of the Building Inspector, professional engineering services are required for an engineering review of a permit application that is not the current subject of a site plan approval as provided in § 345-23 of the Village Code.
The following activities are illustrative activities that would require a permit:
Retaining walls or sea walls that support a surcharge;
Any excavation of land that changes the topography or affects drainage in any manner;
Surface paving or other installation of impervious surface from pervious surface, other than incidental repairs;
The construction or reconstruction of any on-site drainage or stormwater structures or facilities; and
Any proposed activity that would change the level, height or drainage of stormwater runoff and/or drainage.
The applicant shall make application for a general engineering permit on a form provided by the Building Department, together with the payment of the requisite fee as provided for in Chapter 175 and all such construction drawings, plans, surveys and/or all documentation deemed necessary by the Building Inspector to undertake and complete the engineering review for said permit.