[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 5-14-1969 by Ord. No. 608 (Ch. 2, Art. 1, of the 1969 Code) amended in its entirety 7-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-20. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-29; 12-4-2018 by Ord. No. 18-33]
The Department of Public Works as heretofore established is hereby continued.
This Department shall also have such other duties as may be assigned to it from time to time.
[Amended 12-4-2018 by Ord. No. 18-33]
The Department of Public Works shall consist of a Superintendent of Public Works, two Assistant Superintendents, and such other employees, who shall be known as "DPW crew members," as may from time to time be authorized by resolution of the Mayor and Council. Their compensation shall be as authorized by ordinance.
A person holding office, position or employment as 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 during good behavior and efficiency and shall not be removed therefrom for political or other reason except for good cause.
This provision shall be applied retroactive for present employees.
The Superintendent shall be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the consent of the Council, and shall hold office until the first day of January next succeeding his appointment and until his successor is appointed. If the Superintendent attains tenure pursuant to state law, yearly appointments shall no longer be required. The Superintendent shall, subject to the control of the Mayor and Council, be in charge and control of the Department of Public Works. In the event of his absence due to disability, the Mayor, with the consent of the Council, shall appoint a successor. During the Superintendent's vacation time or sick leave, the Superintendent shall designate a member of his Department to assume his duties and powers and shall notify the Mayor and Council of such designation, in writing.