Township of Irvington, NJ
Essex County
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[Added 7-1-2014 by Ord. No. MC 3511]
There is hereby established a Department of Public Works.
The head of the Department of Public Works shall be the Director of Public Works.
The Director of Public Works shall, within one year from the date of appointment, hold a public works manager certificate, issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6c, and shall be qualified by training and experience of at least five years in public works employment.
The Director of Public Works shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council for a term of four years at such compensation as may be fixed by ordinance.
Within the Department of Public Works there shall be the following divisions:
A. 
Division of Engineering.
B. 
Division of Streets and Sewers.
C. 
Division of Sanitation.
D. 
Division of Motorized Equipment.
E. 
Division of Public Property.
F. 
Division of Traffic Signals.
There shall be within the Department of Public Works a Division of Engineering, the head of which Division shall be the Town Engineer. He shall, prior to his appointment, hold a professional degree in civil or mechanical engineering from a recognized school or college of engineering and be qualified by further training and experience of at least five years in responsible engineering work. His compensation shall be such sum as shall be fixed by ordinance.
The Town Engineer shall:
A. 
Be responsible for the preparation of all plans and specifications for public works and improvements undertaken by the Town.
B. 
Supervise the performance of all contracts for public works and certify the amounts due and payable thereunder.
C. 
Provide and maintain surveys, maps, specifications and operating records with respect to all public property, works and facilities owned or operated by the Town government.
D. 
Supervise and direct the installation and administration of departmental records, payroll and inventory controls and cost analysis.
E. 
Provide for Town traffic engineering needs.
F. 
Provide for all engineering and mechanical services required by any department, office or agency of the Town government except the communications systems of the Police Division and Fire Division in the Department of Public Safety and as otherwise directed by the Mayor.
[Amended 10-14-2015 by Ord. No. MC 3553]
There shall be within the Department of Public Works a Division of Streets and Sewers, the head of which shall be the Superintendent of Streets and Sewers, and this Division shall:
A. 
Provide for construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of all public streets in the Town.
B. 
Regulate street openings and the construction, alteration and repair of sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
C. 
Clean all Town streets and parking lots.
D. 
Remove snow from all Town streets and parking lots.
E. 
Provide for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of all sanitary and storm sewers in the Town.
There shall be within the Department of Public Works a Division of Sanitation, the head of which shall be the Superintendent of Sanitation, who shall be responsible for the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse and shall, when so directed by the Director of Public Works, assist in the removal of snow on Town streets and parking lots.
There shall be within the Department of Public Works a Division of Motorized Equipment, the head of which shall be the Garage Superintendent. This Division shall:
A. 
Supervise the work done in all Town garages or elsewhere for the storage, repair, servicing and maintenance of Town-owned motorized equipment.
B. 
Operate garages for the storage, servicing, repair and maintenance of all Town-owned motorized equipment.
C. 
Set up a car pool.
D. 
Control the use of motorized equipment and maintain cost records for operation, maintenance and replacement, in such manner as may be prescribed by the Director of Public Works.
There shall be within the Department of Public Works a Division of Public Property, the head of which shall be the Maintenance Superintendent, who shall be in charge of playgrounds and public property. This Division shall:
A. 
Care for the pruning, trimming, removal and planting of shade trees in the streets and all other public places in the Town.
B. 
Provide custodial and janitorial services for all public buildings and places under the jurisdiction of the Town government, exclusive of firehouses.
C. 
Operate and maintain Town-owned properties, including tax-foreclosed property and veterans' temporary housing.
D. 
Care for and maintain all Township playgrounds, recreational areas and facilities operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation within the Township.
There shall be within the Department of Public Works a Division of Traffic Signals, headed by the Director of Public Works, which shall be responsible for the installation, care and maintenance of all traffic signals within the Township.