Town of Mamakating, NY
Sullivan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mamakating 11-12-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to authority of Chapter 365 of the Laws of 1976, which added a new Subparagraph (3) to Paragraph d of Subdivision 1 of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, authorizing towns to adopt a local law which may amend or supersede any provision of the Town Law in relation to the property, affairs or government of the Town or in relation to any of the other enumerated subject matters in § 10, unless there is a state legislative restriction on such amendment or supersession or it is inconsistent with the New York State Constitution.
A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Mamakating does hereby create and establish a Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water and the position of Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water.
B. 
Powers and duties.
(1) 
The Town of Mamakating Department of Buildings, Grounds Parks and Water shall oversee all Town buildings, grounds, water districts, recreation areas and parks and such other areas assigned by the Town Board.
(2) 
The Town of Mamakating Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall be responsible for oversight of all Town buildings, grounds, water districts, recreation areas and parks, and such other areas assigned by the Town Board, and shall be responsible for the direct supervision of Department staff and outside contractors employed in accordance with the Town's procurement policies to fill the Department's assignments. The Director's immediate supervisor will be the Town Supervisor on behalf of the Town Board.
Section 23 of the Town Law is hereby amended and superseded in its application to the Town of Mamakating to provide that the Director of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water, at the time of his/her appointment and through his/her term of office, need not be an elector in the Town so long as he or she is a resident of the Counties of Sullivan or Orange of the State of New York.
A. 
The Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall have the following minimum qualifications:
(1) 
A bachelor's degree in a related field with four years' work experience in the field, two years of such work to be in a management position; or
(2) 
Possession of an associate's degree (or a comparable number of credits) in a related field with four years' work experience in the field, four years of such work to be in a management position; or
(3) 
Eight years' work experience in a related field, four years of such work to be in a management position.
B. 
Required knowledge, skills and abilities. The Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall:
(1) 
Be knowledgeable of buildings, grounds and landscaping maintenance;
(2) 
Have a working knowledge of rules and regulations related to fire and safety codes, OSHA, environmental impact and the like;
(3) 
Have the ability to promote, plan and organize related activities;
(4) 
Have the ability to supervise the work of staff and oversee the work of independent contractors;
(5) 
Have the ability to organize a department, prepare reports related to its activities, operate a budget and be proficient in Microsoft Office or similar computer programs as are necessary to perform the work prescribed;
(6) 
Prepare budget recommendations for the Town Supervisor and Town Board;
(7) 
Oversee and approve budget revenues and expenditures;
(8) 
Requisition materials, equipment and supplies;
(9) 
Prepare daily and weekly assignments for staff and supervise their performance, and
(10) 
Oversee the maintenance of equipment and grounds.
The Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall be appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Mamakating.
A. 
The term of office of the Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall be three years. The terms for the appointed Director of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall commence on the first day of January 2003, and each three years thereafter.
B. 
Vacancy. In the event of a vacancy, the Town Board of the Town of Mamakating shall appoint a temporary Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water to complete the balance of the term.
The position of appointed Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall be in the classified service.
Compensation of the Director of the Department of Buildings, Grounds, Parks and Water shall be fixed in accordance with § 27 of the Town Law.