Town of Dedham, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dedham as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 12, Sec. 10, of the 1996 By-laws; amended 11-18-2013 STM by Art. 16]
There shall be a Department of Public Works responsible for the performance of all on-going public works operations of the Town.
[Amended 11-17-2014 ATM by Art. 18]
The Department of Public Works shall be under the direct control and supervision of a Director of Public Works who shall be appointed by and who shall be responsible to the Town Manager. The Director of Public Works shall serve for an indefinite term. The Director of Public Works shall be a person especially fitted by education, experience and training to perform the duties of said office. The Director of Public Works shall be responsible for the supervision and coordination of all activities of the Department of Public Works in accordance with state statutes, Town by-laws, administrative code and rules and regulations.
[Amended 11-17-2014 ATM by Art. 18]
The Board of Selectmen, acting through the Town Manager, shall be responsible for the overall supervision of the Department of Public Works and for the establishment of priorities and policies to govern the operation of the department. The Board of Selectmen shall establish and set the fees or charges for all services provided by the Department of Public Works.
[Adopted as Ch. 12, Sec. 11, of the 1996 By-laws; amended 11-18-2013 STM by Art. 16]
There shall be a Department of Infrastructure Engineering responsible for the engineering, construction, development and oversight of the improvement, reconstruction and repair of the capital infrastructure of the Town, including without limitation roads and bridges, drainage and sewers.
[Amended 11-17-2014 ATM by Art. 18]
The Department of Infrastructure Engineering shall be under the direct control and supervision of a Director, who shall be appointed by and who shall be responsible to the Town Manager. The Director shall serve for an indefinite term. The Director shall possess the appropriate education, skills and credentials to lead the department and to perform the duties of said office. The Director shall be responsible for the supervision and coordination of all activities of the department in accordance with state statutes, Town by-laws, administrative code and rules and regulations and shall be responsible for hiring all employees of the department, subject only to final approval by the Town Manager.