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Township of Spring Garden, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Spring Garden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Department work rules — See Ch. 37, Art. I.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 270.
[Adopted 8-21-1974 by Ord. No. 7-74 (Ch. 1, Part 5, of the 1994 Code)]
A forty-hour workweek is hereby established for all hourly employees of the Township Public Works Department.
[Amended 12-14-1994 by Ord. No. 94-5]
Time and halftime shall be paid to all employees for any time worked in excess of 40 hours in any one week.
[Adopted 4-13-1988 by Ord. No. 223; amended 6-8-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-07[1] (Ch. 1, Part 2C, of the 1994 Code)]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance revised "Director of Public Works/Public Works Director" to "Public Works Supervisor" and "Plumbing Inspector" to "Building Code Official" in this article and throughout the Code.
The office of Public Works Supervisor is hereby created.
A. 
Qualifications. The Public Works Supervisor shall be a citizen of the United States in good health, a high school graduate with experience in supervision of employees and in all public works activities such as improving and repairing streets and roads, maintaining and repairing sanitary and storm sewer, maintaining parks, buildings, Township equipment and purchasing public works materials.
B. 
Appointment and removal. The Public Works Supervisor shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all members of the Board of Commissioners. The Public Works Supervisor shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, and he may be removed at any time by a majority vote of its members. At least 30 days before such removal is to be effective, the Board of Commissioners shall furnish the Township Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove the Public Works Supervisor or, in lieu thereof, the Board of Commissioners may remove him immediately upon tendering to him the pay due him up to and including 30 days after the effective date of removal.
C. 
Powers and duties.
(1) 
The Public Works Supervisor is a full-time administrative and supervisory position. The Public Works Supervisor shall be responsible for all public works in the Township and shall report to the Township Manager, who shall supervise the Public Works Supervisor.
(2) 
Monthly reports shall be prepared which shall be provided to the Board of Commissioners by the Public Works Supervisor.
(3) 
The Public Works Supervisor shall also coordinate his duties with other Township officials, including the Engineer, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Recreation Director, Building Code Official and Zoning Officer.
(4) 
The specific duties of the Public Works Supervisor shall be from time to time determined by the Township Manager, who shall obtain the approval of the Board of Commissioners. Subject to amendment or change by resolution of the Board of Commissioners, the powers and duties of the Public Works Supervisor shall include the following:
(a) 
He shall coordinate all public works maintenance and construction functions and shall assist in preparation of proposals for contract work.
(b) 
He shall confer with the Township Manager on operational budgetary, personnel, equipment, materials and work program needs.
(c) 
He shall coordinate all projects related to site improvements and construction within public rights-of-way with the Township Engineer or Zoning Officer and private contractors and utilities.
(d) 
He shall supervise the work of crew foremen, crewmen and equipment operators and temporary help in street maintenance and construction, street cleaning, leaf removal, snow and ice control, sanitary and stormwater sewer systems maintenance and construction, and the maintenance of parks, municipal buildings and grounds and equipment.
(e) 
He shall inspect work in progress to assure conformance with instructions and plans and shall make and adjust work assignments.
(f) 
He shall maintain time, materials, risk management and maintenance records, and prepare monthly work status reports.
(g) 
He shall perform or assist in performing the more difficult or skilled tasks that may be required to be accomplished.
(h) 
He may operate heavy equipment or any other equipment used in the normal work of the public works section of the Township when necessary.
(i) 
He shall assist the Township Manager in preparing and tracking the general fund and state liquid fuels fund budgets.
(j) 
He shall develop preliminary annual street, sanitary and storm sewer, parks and building maintenance schedules.
(k) 
He shall answer public inquiries and give information to the public relative to public works projects and activities.
(l) 
He shall train employees in work methods, safety and proper operation of equipment and tools.
(m) 
He shall perform such other related duties as from time to time may be designated to him by the Township Manager.
The salary of the Public Works Supervisor shall be fixed by the Board of Commissioners and may be changed from time to time at the discretion of the Board. The Board of Commissioners may provide for health insurance and such other fringe benefits as it may deem appropriate. Such fringe benefits, together with designated paid annual vacations and holiday benefits, shall from time to time be produced in writing and approved by resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
The Commissioners may determine that the Public Works Supervisor be required to give a bond. Should this occur, as a condition of employment the Public Works Supervisor shall qualify for the bond, which shall be paid for by the Township.