[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Waterford 1-11-1978 as Ord. No. 77-12, amended in its entirety 8-11-1982 by Ord. No. 82-13 (Ch. 35 of the 1974 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words will have the meanings described wherever the same appear in this chapter, unless the context clearly denotes the contrary:
- The Department of Public Works of the township.
- The Committeeperson of the Township Committee assigned the responsibility for the Department of Public Works and/or the Chairman of the Public Works Committee.
- PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER
- The employee of the Department of Public Works designated by the
Township Committee to exercise direct daily supervision over the Department.[Added 12-30-1996 by Ord. No. 96-29]
- The employee(s) of the Department of Public Works designated by the Director with approval of the Public Works Committee to exercise direct supervision of a division of the Department.
- The Township of Waterford in the County of Camden and the State of New Jersey.
There is hereby created and established in the township a Department of Public Works to be supervised and administered by a Director or Committee of Public Works, who will be appointed by the Township Committee for a term not to exceed one year expiring each December 31.
The Department will have full responsibility for the following:
Roads, alleys and easements (township).
Maintenance of public property.
Drainage and retention ponds.
Trash and garbage collection.
Recreation fields (maintenance only).
Any other assignments or items designated or deemed necessary by the Director and/or Township Committee.
The Director/Public Works Committee will:
Have the authority to manage and direct the Superintendent(s) and other personnel of the Department.
Be instructed, empowered and authorized to implement, alter, modify or rescind operating procedures, recordkeeping procedures and equipment maintenance schedules and other procedures designed to achieve efficiency, to reduce costs and to preserve the useful life of township equipment.
Have the authority to control the use, operation and allocation of all equipment of the Department and its divisions.
The Director/Public Works Committee will:
Cause the preparation of all operating budget requests of the Department and its division within the time specified by the Township Committee. The Director will review the operating budget requests of the Superintendent(s) and will have authority to alter or modify such requests after consultation with the Superintendent(s).
Supervise the development of all bid and contract specifications for the purchase of services, products or property or the sale of services, products or property required by the Department or as may be directed by the Township Committee.
Review all bids received by the township pertaining to the Department and will represent to the Township Committee, with the Township Engineer, compliance of the bidder with township and other requirements imposed by law and the responsibilities of the lowest bidder.
All employees of the Department will be screened by the Department Superintendent and then interviewed by the Director/Public Works Committee. Final appointment will be made by the Director.
Superintendents shall have the following responsibilities:
To evaluate work performance of personnel.
To exercise direct supervision of such personnel.
To maintain records necessary to the operations of the Department.
To submit monthly mileage and fuel consumption reports to the Director, usually by the last day of the month.
To implement work orders from the Director/Public Works Committee.
To interview and recommend for hiring applicants for work when necessary.
To provide assistance as required during heavy work assignments.
To hold a New Jersey State auto-articulated license and be able to operate all Department equipment.
The Department shall consist of the following:
Superintendent(s), as required by Director/Public Works Committee.
[Added 12-30-1996 by Ord. No. 96-29]
At the discretion of the Township Committee, the Public Works Manager may be appointed to a term of three years. At no time will the Public Works Manager be appointed to a term of less than one year, unless appointed in an acting capacity.
The person appointed to this position for a term of not less than one nor more than three years, as provided by this section, shall be entitled to receive at a minimum the annual compensation authorized on the date of initial appointment.