[R.O. 2008 §2-100; Ord. No. 1720 §1, 6-26-1995]
There is hereby established a Department of Public Works.
[R.O. 2008 §2-101; Ord. No. 1720 §1, 6-26-1995]
The Department of Public Works shall be responsible for construction and maintenance of all City infrastructure, including engineering functions, including specifically the repair, care and maintenance of all public streets, buildings, parks, alleys and driveways, storm sewer collection systems owned or maintained by the City which is not assigned to the care or custody of any other officer and project management administration of contracts and other duties and functions as may be assigned.
[R.O. 2008 §2-102; Ord. No. 1720 §1, 6-26-1995]
There is hereby established the office of Director of Public Works. The Director shall be appointed by the City Administrator with the approval of the City Council for an indefinite term. The Director may be removed from office by the City Administrator.
The Director, under the City Administrator's supervision, shall have control and supervision over all employees assigned to the Department of Public Works.
The Director shall have the powers delegated to such position or subordinate positions by ordinance, plus such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the City Administrator.
[R.O. 2008 §2-103; Ord. No. 1720 §1, 6-26-1995; Ord. No. 1916 §1, 1-26-1998; Ord. No. 1974 §1, 1-11-1999]
There is hereby established the office of City Engineer. The Director of Public Works shall serve as ex officio City Engineer unless otherwise designated by the City Administrator. The City Engineer shall have the specific duties and powers provided for in this Section.
The City Engineer shall advise the City Administrator and the City Council generally and specifically on engineering matters as the same pertains to the programs and problems of the City.
The City Engineer shall have the power to order all work stopped on the construction, alteration or repair of any streets or roads, storm sewers, storm swales, manholes and inlet structures, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, land clearance, trenching, excavating, pipe installation, cable installation, street and parking lot light pole installation and similar improvements including the barricading of areas or streets and the use of equipment which could cause damage to pavement and other surface or buried items or utilities in the City when such work is being done in violation of any provisions of the City ordinances or codes. Such stop orders shall be given in writing and may be enforced when served in the manner provided in this Section. All work thus stopped shall not be resumed except upon the written permission of the engineer. Stop orders may be served by any Police Officer or Streets and Engineering Department employee and may be served by personal service on any person who is supervising or is responsible for the work affected by the order or by posting on the premises on which the work is taking place.
The City Engineer shall have the power to order all construction or repair work to be stopped on any project within the City right-of-way when such work is being done in violation of any ordinance. Such stop orders shall be given in writing and may be enforced when served in the manner provided above. All work thus stopped shall not be resumed except upon the written permission of the City Engineer.
The City Engineer shall have the power to make or cause to be made, at any reasonable hour, entry into any building site premises where the work of altering or constructing any right-of-way improvement is going on for the purpose of making inspection.