[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harrison 10-7-2002 by Ord. No. 37-2002; amended in its entirety 7-6-2010 by Ord. No. 20-2010. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Public Works Department, which has the responsibility for care and maintenance of streets, roads, avenues, public parks, buildings and places, stormwater and motor vehicles and other similar items related to physical plant and infrastructure under the jurisdiction of the Township of Harrison. The Public Works Department shall consist of three divisions to be known as the "Road Division," "Vehicle Maintenance Division" and "Public Buildings and Grounds Division."
Within the Public Works Department is established the position of Municipal Superintendent of Public Works/Head Mechanic, who has management responsibility for the entire Public Works Department and shall implement the project and work order for said Department. In addition, the Municipal Superintendent of Public Works/Head Mechanic shall be responsible to manage and perform the repair, maintenance and servicing of the Township's motor vehicles, construction equipment and all other machinery and tools within the Public Works Department.
The duties and responsibilities of the Municipal Superintendent of Public Works/Head Mechanic shall include the following:
Maintain and repair all Township streets, bridges, culverts and drains.
Treat road surfaces and resurface streets and roads.
Maintain all Township streets in a clean and safe condition, free of obstructions or hazards and remove snow and ice therefrom as required.
Install, repair and maintain street traffic signs, lines and markers and check for streetlight outage.
Operate, maintain and repair Township-owned buildings, properties, and parks and provide custodial and janitorial service as required.
Maintain and repair playing fields in public parks in the Township.
Maintain, service and repair Township-owned fleet and inventory of vehicles, construction equipment, tools and machines within the Township's Public Works Department utilized for the maintenance and/or repair of the Township's public property.
Supervise and maintain inventory of parts, supplies, material and tools necessary to maintain and/or repair the Township's vehicle and equipment fleets in a timely manner.
Perform other duties of miscellaneous public works nature as may be assigned by Township Committee from time to time.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.5 and 40A:9-154.6, the position of Municipal Superintendent of Public Works/Head Mechanic is hereby granted tenure. Pursuant to the definition of "Municipal Superintendent of Public Works" provided in N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.5, a person holding office, position or employment as the full-time Municipal Superintendent of Public Works who has held the office, position or employment continuously for five years or more shall continue to hold the office, position or employment, notwithstanding he is serving for a fixed term, during good behavior and efficiency and shall not be removed therefrom for political or other reasons except for good cause, upon written charges filed with the Municipal Clerk and after a public, fair and impartial hearing.