Village of Westville, IL
Vermilion County
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[Amended 6-24-2003 by Ord. No. 03-1334]
There shall be an executive department of the Village known as the "Utilities Department." It shall include the Superintendent and employees of the Department. The designated office shall be the Village Hall.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The Village Board standing Gas and Water Committee shall exercise a general supervision over the affairs of the Department. It shall ascertain the condition and needs thereof; and shall, from time to time, report the same to the Mayor and Village Board so that a full understanding thereof shall be had; and, generally, shall do all acts necessary to promote the efficiency of the Department.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The Superintendent of Public Works shall be subject to the supervision of the Gas and Water Committee and shall be hereinafter be referred to as the "Superintendent." The Superintendent shall be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the Village Board, and shall hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified. He shall receive such salary as may be provided by the annual budget of the Village Board at the time of his appointment.
The duties of the Superintendent shall be as follows:
He shall, subject to the direction of the Village Board, have the general direction and control of the Utilities Department, and shall see that the object and purpose thereof are carried out, and that the waterworks system is conducted on an economical, business-like basis.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
He shall set up and maintain a proper system of accounts showing the amount of revenue received from the waterworks system and the application of this revenue. At least once each year, his accounts shall be properly audited by a certified public accountant and a report of this audit shall be open to the public for inspection at all reasonable times.
He shall inspect all connections to the waterworks system at the time they are made and report to the Gas and Water Clerk the date when the water is turned on.
He shall shut off the water supply of any delinquent user or violator of the provisions of this chapter.
He shall review permits for connections to the waterworks system whenever an application for the same has been made as provided herein, and to tap the mains of the water system wherever connections are to be made.
He shall determine the size of each connection to be made.
He shall supervise the setting, taking off, and repairing of all water meters. He may authorize water system personnel to do the same.
He shall make all repairs occasioned by leaks or breaks in the mains of the waterworks system, and shall shut off the water from all premises where leaks are permitted to go unrepaired.
He shall examine and test, at least annually, all fire hydrants and street valves and if they are found to be in an unsatisfactory condition, he shall repair the same.