[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 2-1-1994 by Ord. No. 1729-94. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to comply with current statutory prescriptions under N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6a which establishes the Public Works Department and the position of Public Works Manager. This action is required and will supersede such prior positions as Superintendent of Streets and Utilities. This enactment requires the Principal Public Works Manager to be certified by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs.
There shall be established in the City a Public Works Department which shall have the responsibility for the care and maintenance of streets, roads, avenues, public buildings and places, water and waste water, solid waste, motor vehicles and similar items related to the physical plant and infrastructure of the City of Woodbury.
The Principal Public Works Manager shall be the chief executive officer of the Public Works Department.
The Principal Public Works Manager shall be appointed by the City Council for a term of three years and until his or her successor has been appointed. A vacancy may be filled in the manner prescribed by N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6g.
The Principal Public Works Manager must possess a current public works manager certificate issued by the State of New Jersey Division of Local Government Services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6a.
In the event of vacancy, a person may serve as temporary Principal Public Works Manager without possessing such certification for a period not exceeding two consecutive one year terms.
Removal or disciplinary action against the Principal Public Works Manager may occur only as prescribed by N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6h.
The Principal Public Works Manager, in addition to the powers and duties specifically granted to him or her by the Mayor and Council under any established rules and regulations, shall have the general power and duty to:
Administer the work of the Public Works Department.
Keep and preserve all records pertaining to the Department with the exception of those records which are assigned to the custody of the City Clerk/Administrator.
Receive and preserve as public records all papers, reports and other documents required to be filed with the Department.
Prescribe, under the direction of the City Clerk/Administrator and with his or her consent, the organization of the Department and the duties of his or her subordinates and assistants.
Administer all state laws, local ordinances and rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of the Department.
Recommend to the City Council reasonable rules and regulations for the efficient operation of the Department and its functions.
Invoke any legal, equitable and special remedy for the enforcement of the laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the several Departmental operations.
With the consent and approval of the City Clerk/Administrator, employ such aide(s), assistants and Departmental employees as the needs of the Department may from time to time require, upon such terms and at such compensation as the City Clerk/Administrator prescribes.
It shall be the duty of the Principal Public Works Manager to conduct the several operations under his or her control and management strictly within the budget appropriations allocated to each of such functions, provided that the expenditures of the Department may exceed the budget appropriations allocated to each of such functions whenever the City Council shall so direct within its statutory authority.