Town of Newington, CT
Hartford County
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All positions enumerated in this article, including but not limited to, the Town Clerk, the Town Planner, the Superintendent of Highways, the Town Engineer, the Tree Warden, the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, the Building Official, the Director of Human Services, the Director of Senior and Disabled Center Services, the Chief of Police, the Director of Finance, the Revenue Collector, the Assessor, the Purchasing Agent and all other employees who are employed pursuant to Article VII of this Charter shall be appointed and may be removed by the Manager in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of this Charter. Any positions added to Article VII of this Charter subsequent to the adoption of this section shall also be appointed and may be removed by the Manager in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of this Charter, and where applicable, by Connecticut General Statutes. Any positions, departments, agencies and/or offices created by the Council subsequent to the adoption of this section shall also be appointed and may be removed by the Manager in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of this Charter.
The Town Clerk shall have the powers and duties conferred or imposed by law on town clerks generally and shall have such other powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager. The Town Clerk shall have such deputies, clerks, and other assistants to be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of this Charter. All fees collected by the Town Clerk shall be paid into the Town treasury.
There shall be a Town Planner with professional qualifications for the position. The Town Planner shall be the administrative officer for the Town Plan and Zoning Commission until the Council shall determine otherwise. The Town Planner shall have such powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
There shall be a Highway Department consisting of the Superintendent of Highways and such other employees as the Council may determine. The Highway Department shall have such powers and duties as are inherent in a Highway Department relating to the construction, maintenance and repair of Town streets and shall perform such other duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
There shall be an Engineering Department consisting of the Town Engineer and such other employees as the Council may determine. The Engineering Department shall have such powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
There shall be a Tree Warden who shall have all the powers and duties that are or may be conferred upon tree wardens by the Connecticut General Statutes, the Council or the Manager.
There shall be a Department of Parks and Recreation consisting of a Superintendent and such other employees as the Council may determine, and shall have such powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
There shall be a Department of Building Inspection consisting of the Building Official and such other employees as the Council may determine. The Building Official shall be the administrative officer of the Zoning Board of Appeals until the Council shall determine otherwise. The Building Official shall enforce the provisions and perform the duties of the Building Code and Zoning Regulations and shall have such powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
There shall be a Department of Human Services consisting of the Director of Human Services and such other employees as the Council may determine. The Department of Human Services shall administer and coordinate all forms of public assistance, social and youth services, except those which the Council determines shall be administered by other commissions, boards or agencies. The Director of Human Services shall supervise the Department and shall have such powers and duties as conferred by the Connecticut General Statutes and shall have such additional powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
There shall be a Department of Senior and Disabled Center Services consisting of the Director of Senior and Disabled Center Services and such other employees as the Council may determine. The Director of Senior and Disabled Center Services shall supervise the Department and shall have such powers and duties as conferred by the Connecticut General Statutes and shall have such additional powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager. The Director of Senior and Disabled Center Services shall be responsible for the overall administration of a senior and disabled citizens center and the programs, services and staff provided at or by the Department of Senior and Disabled Center Services. The Director of Senior and Disabled Center Services shall be the Town's municipal agent for elderly persons.
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There shall be a Department of Police. The Manager shall be the Director of the Department of Police until the Council shall determine otherwise and shall be the traffic authority as defined in the Connecticut General Statutes.
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The Department of Police shall consist of the Chief of Police and such other officers and employees of such rank and grades as the Council may determine. The Department of Police shall be responsible for: the preservation of the public peace; prevention of crime; apprehension of criminals; regulation of traffic; protection of rights of persons and property; and enforcement of laws of the State, the ordinances of the Town and all rules and regulations made in accordance therewith.
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All police officers of the Department shall have the same powers and duties with respect to the service of criminal process and enforcement of criminal laws as are vested in police officers by the Connecticut General Statutes. The duties of Dog Warden as provided in the Connecticut General Statutes shall be under the jurisdiction of the Department of Police. The Chief of Police shall appoint and may remove the Dog Warden in accordance with the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Chief of Police shall be the executive officer of the Department of Police; with the approval of the Manager he/she shall appoint and may remove, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of Article IX of this Charter, all other officers and employees of the Department and make rules and regulations concerning the operation of the Department and the discipline and the conduct of all officers and employees thereof.
There shall be a Department of Finance consisting of the Director of Finance, the Revenue Collector, the Assessor and such other employees as the Council may determine. The Department of Finance shall be responsible for the keeping of accounts and financial records, for the assessment and collection of taxes, special assessments and other revenues and for the administration of the financial affairs of the Town, and shall have such other powers and duties relating to finance as may be prescribed by the Council.
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Director of Finance. The Director of Finance shall have direct supervision over the Department of Finance. The Director of Finance shall have such powers and duties as conferred by the Connecticut General Statutes and shall have such additional powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager. The Director of Finance shall also serve as the Town Treasurer as prescribed by the Connecticut General Statutes.
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Revenue Collector. The Revenue Collector shall have such powers and duties as conferred by the Connecticut General Statutes and shall have such additional powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
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Assessor. The Assessor shall have such powers and duties as conferred by the Connecticut General Statutes and shall have such additional powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.
All supplies, materials, equipment and services required by all commissions, boards, departments and offices of the Town, except the Board of Education, and except the Library Board with respect to the purchase of books and other materials peculiar to libraries, shall be purchased by the Purchasing Agent. The Board of Education and the Library Board may avail themselves of the Purchasing Agent's services in purchasing any commodity or service. The Purchasing Agent shall have such additional powers and duties that are prescribed by the Council or by the Manager.