City of Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Vineland 11-25-1997 by Ord. No. 97-87 (Ch. 103 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Department of Administration — See Ch. 5.
Board of Recreation Commissioners — See Ch. 146.
Residency requirements — See Ch. 151.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 157.
Utilities — See Ch. 687.
There is hereby established in the government of the City of Vineland a Department which shall be known as the "Department of Public Works."
[Amended 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-14; 1-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2007-106; 7-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-45]
Within the Department of Public Works shall be allocated and assigned the Division of Engineering and the Division of Public Works. Within the Division of Public Works shall be allocated and assigned the subdivisions of Streets, Roads and Sanitation, Street Marking and Traffic Signs, Public Property, Recreation, Solid Waste Management, Equipment Maintenance and Vehicle Fuel Facility, and the subdivision of Tree Cultivation and Maintenance. Within the Division of Engineering shall be allocated and assigned subdivisions of Engineering and Planning.
There is hereby assigned and transferred to said Department all the subordinate officers and employees in the City of Vineland holding their offices and positions under tenure of office under any law of this state or Title 11A (Civil Service) of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey and now exercising and performing any of the functions, powers and duties as heretofore. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect or impair the tenure of office, civil service or pension rights of any of the officers and employees transferred to said Department.
There is hereby transferred and assigned to said Department all of the property, books, papers and records relating to any of the offices and other governmental agencies hereinabove allocated and assigned to said Department, except such books, papers and records as are now required by law or the ordinances of the City of Vineland to be kept in the office of some other officer or department of the City government.
[Amended 7-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-45]
A. 
There is hereby created the office of Director of Department of Public Works. The Director shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Vineland with the advice and consent of City Council of the City of Vineland, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:69A-32, and shall serve only during the term of office of the Mayor appointing him or her and until the appointment and qualification of his/her successor and shall be subject to removal as provided by law. Vacancies in the office of Director shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment but for the unexpired term only.
B. 
Salary. The Director shall receive an annual salary, to be paid in the same manner as other department heads and officers of the City of Vineland. The current salary is set forth in Chapter 157, Salaries and Compensation. The position of Director of the Department of Public Works shall be considered a part-time position.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
Qualifications. The Director shall also possess a general knowledge of road networks, drainage systems, street marking and traffic control devices and heavy equipment maintenance. The Director shall also possess a general knowledge of the public buildings and grounds, parks and parking lots in the City of Vineland and shall possess good public relation skills, good organizational skills and experience with human resources program planning and budgeting.
D. 
Powers and duties of Director. The Director shall have general administrative authority over the Department of Public Works. In addition to the functions, powers and duties that are hereby or may hereafter be conferred and imposed upon him by law and the ordinances of the City, the Director shall:
(1) 
Approve the appointment of the subordinate officers and employees of the Division of Engineering with the advice and consent of the City Engineer.
(2) 
Approve the appointment of subordinate officers and employees of the Division of Public Works with the advice and consent of the Superintendent of Public Works.
(3) 
Approve or disapprove payrolls, bills and claims chargeable to the Department appropriation.
(4) 
Provide such informational reports on the work of the Department as may from time to time be required by the Mayor.
(5) 
Establish policies and procedures for the administration of divisional activities.
(6) 
Be responsible for all financial and budgetary matters of the Department.
(7) 
Perform such other duties as directed by the Mayor.
[Amended 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-14; 1-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2007-106]
A. 
Superintendent of Public Works. There is hereby created the position of Superintendent of Public Works pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6a et seq. The Superintendent of Public Works shall be the supervisor of the Division of Public Works and shall be directly responsible to advise the Director of Public Works and other municipal elected officials and employees in the proper compliance and administration of various laws, regulations, technical practices, operations and management techniques with regards to the Division of Public Works and related activities conducted by the municipality.
B. 
Salary. The Superintendent of Public Works shall receive an annual salary to be paid in the same manner as salaries of all other City employees with a salary range as set forth in Ordinance No. 8 and amendments thereto. The position of Superintendent of Public Works shall be considered full-time.
C. 
Qualifications. The Superintendent of Public Works shall be a certified public works manager, as defined by N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6(g). The Superintendent of Public Works shall also be subject to the residency requirements of municipal Ordinance No. 94-09, Chapter 151 of the Code of the City of Vineland. The Superintendent of Public Works shall also possess a thorough knowledge of road networks, drainage systems, street marking and traffic control devices, heavy equipment maintenance and operation and local public contracts law. The Superintendent of Public Works shall also have the ability to efficiently organize and schedule work to give clear assignments and instructions to groups and individuals, to prepare suitable reports and to keep needed records and files.
D. 
Powers and duties of the Superintendent of Public Works. The Superintendent of Public Works shall, in addition to the functions, powers and duties that are hereby or may hereafter be conferred and imposed upon him/her by law and the ordinances of the City of Vineland, pursuant to the policies adopted by the Director:
(1) 
Direct the operation of the Division of Public Works, including the activities of the staff, and coordinate all the work and activities of the aforesaid subdivisions.
(2) 
Report, at least monthly, to the Director in such form as shall be prescribed by the Director on the operation of the Department during the preceding month and make such other reports as may be requested by the Director.
(3) 
Assist in executing plans for the effective utilization of available funds, personnel, equipment, materials and supplies.
(4) 
Organize and develop suitable work programs for the varied functions of the Division.
(5) 
Give suitable assignments and instructions to individuals and groups and supervise their work.
(6) 
Make investigations of complaints and take proper action to see that needed repairs are made with a minimum delay.
(7) 
Inspect and check work in progress or completed to see that proper procedures are followed.
(8) 
Keep needed records and files and prepare suitable reports.
(9) 
Prepare and obtain approval and implement a capital improvement program for the City's infrastructure in coordination with the City Engineer, the Planning Board of Adjustment and the Business Administrator related to the Division of Public Works and its subdivisions.
(10) 
Prepare and assist in the preparation of loan and grant applications to state and federal government agencies for City projects and inform the Director of Public Works, the Mayor and City Council of all available financial aid.
(11) 
Provide technical assistance, labor and equipment to other divisions within the Department as expeditiously as possible based upon the priority of the assistance needed by the other divisions.
[Amended 1-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2007-106]
A. 
Subdivision established. Within the Division of Public Works there shall be a Subdivision of Streets, Roads and Sanitation.
B. 
Functions of the Subdivision. Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works, the Subdivision of Streets, Roads and Sanitation shall:
(1) 
Maintain and repair all City streets and roads, culverts and drains.
(2) 
Undertake and administer road construction projects and road surfacing and resurfacing projects which are to be performed by Division personnel.
(3) 
Provide for the cleaning of streets, roads, City-owned and City-leased parking lots, culverts and drains.
(4) 
Clear snow and ice from the streets and City-owned and City-leased parking lots and provide any other street services as may be necessary for the safe and efficient operation of traffic.
(5) 
Assign appropriate and trained operators and equipment to provide regular and periodic inspections of the drainage system and to clear the drainage system of any obstructions to provide for proper drainage of road surface water to ensure safe passage over the municipality's road network.
(6) 
Enforce the provisions of Vineland Code Chapter 320, Drainage Systems.
(7) 
Provide for compliance with federal, state and any other regulations pertaining to stormwater discharge.
(8) 
Collect leaves gathered and deposited by private owners on or along the public streets in the manner set forth in rules and regulations established by the City Engineer and on file with the City Clerk.
(9) 
Be responsible for the control of obnoxious growths, trash and debris on vacant City-owned properties.
(10) 
Where directed by the City Engineer, the Director of Health or their designees, in accordance with established policies and procedures, provide for the cutting of brush and hedges or the removal of obnoxious growths, trash and debris on privately owned properties at the expense of the owner.
(11) 
Maintain the municipal landfill and composting facilities under the supervision of the City Engineer.
[Amended 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-14]
A. 
Subdivision established. Within the Division of Public Works, there shall be a Subdivision of Public Property.
B. 
There shall be created the position of Manager of Public Property.
C. 
Functions of the Subdivision. Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Public Property and the general supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works, the Subdivision of Public Property shall:
(1) 
Operate and maintain public buildings owned or leased by the City.
(2) 
Provide custodial and janitorial services for all City-owned and City-leased buildings.
(3) 
Maintain and landscape City grounds and parks, including parking lots owned or leased by the City.
(4) 
Maintain and landscape grounds surrounding City-owned or City-leased buildings.
(5) 
Provide equipment and facilities for parades and events and supervise post-parade event maintenance.
(6) 
Maintain public playground equipment and recreational facilities, including the preparation of sports fields and courts in coordination with the Recreation Division.
(7) 
Assist the Recreation Commission in the development of parks and playgrounds.
(8) 
Operate and maintain the municipality-owned trolley in accordance with the regulations governing the use of said trolley and its area of operation.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 103-9, Subdivision of Grounds, Parks and Municipal Trolley, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-14.
A. 
Subdivision established. Within the Division of Public Works, there shall be a Subdivision of Recreation.
B. 
Functions of the Subdivision. Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works, the Subdivision of Recreation shall, subject to the policies and rules of the Recreation Commission:
(1) 
Plan, promote, organize and administer comprehensive recreation programs and services for the community.
(2) 
Schedule the use of park and recreation facilities in coordination with the Recreation Commission and enforce the provisions of regulations of the City applicable thereto.
[Amended 8-28-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-51; 1-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2007-106; 5-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-26]
A. 
Subdivision established. Within the Division of Public Works there shall be a Subdivision of Solid Waste Management.
B. 
Functions of the Subdivision. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Solid Waste Management and the general supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works, the Subdivision of Solid Waste Management shall:
(1) 
Enforce the provisions of Chapter 620 of the Vineland City Code in accordance with established rules and regulations on file with the City Clerk and in accordance with the County of Cumberland Solid Waste Management Plan.
(2) 
Implement recycling programs and procedures established by the City of Vineland.
(3) 
Provide, operate and maintain facilities for collection and disposal of solid waste, including but not limited to licensed composting sites and postclosure maintenance of the municipal landfill.
(4) 
Prepare and assist in the preparation of loans and grant applications to state and federal government agencies for City projects and inform the Director of Public Works, the Mayor and City Council of all available financial aid.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 135-11, Subdivision of Equipment Maintenance and Vehicle Fueling Facility; § 135-12, Division of Engineering, as amended; and § 135-13, Subdivision of Planning, were repealed 10-24-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-71. For current provisions, see Ch. 5.
The following ordinances are hereby repealed:
A. 
Ordinance No. 22, adopted by the City Council of the City of Vineland on August 26, 1952 (1990 Vineland Code Chapter 91, Article I, City Engineer).
B. 
Ordinance No. 84-58, adopted December 26, 1984 (1990 Vineland Code Chapter 36, Division of Engineering).
C. 
Ordinance No. 84-33, adopted September 25, 1984 (1990 Vineland Code Chapter 126, Department of Streets and Roads).
D. 
Ordinance No. 93-37, adopted April 27, 1993 (1990 Vineland Code § 126-7.1, Division of Street Marking and Traffic Signs).
E. 
Ordinance No. 84-23, adopted June 28, 1984 (1990 Vineland Code Chapter 378, Recycling).
F. 
Ordinance No. 385, adopted June 27, 1961 (1990 Vineland Code Chapter 296, Landfills).
G. 
Ordinance No. 1044, adopted October 26, 1976 (1990 Vineland Code Chapter 102, Department of Public Buildings and Grounds).
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 103-14, Division of M unicipal Utilities, as amended 1-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2007-106, was repealed 7-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-45.