[R.O. 2012 § 120.040; Ord. No. 14 §§ 1—8, 4-1-1974; Amend. #1, 9-20-1977; #3, 5-2-1988; all to Ord. No. 14; Ord. No. 232, 10-20-1998]
There is hereby created the office of "City Engineer" of the City of Kimberling City.
The City Engineer shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, and shall hold office for a term of one (1) year or until his successor is appointed and qualified.
The compensation of the City Engineer shall be fixed by resolution of the Board of Aldermen.
The City Engineer shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. He shall take the oath of office required of other City Officers. He will not, during the term of his office, have any interest in any contract made with the City of Kimberling City for public work of any character.
Powers And Duties. The City Engineer shall have charge of:
The designing, construction, reconstruction, supervision, and repair of all municipal buildings, structures, facilities and properties.
The lighting of public streets and ways, the laying of conduits, the location of construction or utility poles and all other structures in or over public streets and ways, the granting of all permits to excavate upon public streets and properties or to make any special use thereof.
The construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance of all public streets, sidewalks, and other public ways.
The collection and disposal of garbage and other refuse and treatment and disposal of sewage.
The issuance and revocation of all building permits, and the administration of all building and zoning ordinances and codes.
The issuance of plumbing, electrical and all other construction permits and the inspection of gas, plumbing, electrical wiring, heating installations and safety equipment, in all buildings and structures within the City. The inspection of weights and measures and such other inspectional duties as may be prescribed by ordinance.
The operation of any City garage and all City construction, maintenance and repair equipment.
The making and keeping of all necessary plats, surveys and drawings and the preparation of all estimates and reports relating to public works as may be required by the Mayor or Board of Aldermen.
The operation of the water plants and all facilities for the acquisition and distribution of water and all other utilities which the City may operate; the administration of all regulations prescribed by the Board of Aldermen governing the furnishing of water and other utility services operated by the City; the making and keeping of all records of the location, depth and connection of all underground structures, pipes, conduits and equipment.
The performance of such additional duties not herein specifically set out as may be required of him by law, by ordinance, or Mayor.
In the absence of a City Engineer, the Mayor, with approval of the Board of Aldermen, shall have authority to assign any or all duties of a City Engineer to a similarly responsible City Official provided that person has qualifications prescribed by City ordinance and Missouri law.
Liability. The City Engineer in the performance of his duties herein described or such duties not specifically described as may be required of him by law, by ordinance, or by the Board of Aldermen shall not thereby render himself liable personally, and he is hereby relieved from all personal liability for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties.
Any suit brought against the City Engineer, city employee, or persons designated by the City Engineer or Board of Aldermen to assist him shall be defended by the Department of Law or City Attorney until the final termination of the proceedings.