Borough of Leonia, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 2-24-1930 by Ord. No. 389 (Ch. 54 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 228.
Solid Waste — See Ch. 243.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 247.
[Amended 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99]
There is hereby established a Department of Public Works for the Borough of Leonia. The Department of Public Works shall be under the general direction of the Public Works Committee of the Council, subject to the control of the Council and under the specific supervision of a Superintendent of Public Works, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval and consent of the Council. The Superintendent of Public Works shall have such engineering training and other qualifications as shall satisfy the Public Works Committee and the Council of his fitness and competence to properly fulfill all the duties of his office.
[Amended 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99]
It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Works to supervise the Public Works Department, keep and preserve carefully in such places as may be designated by the Mayor and Council all maps made for or belonging to the Borough of Leonia, prepare plans and maps of all public improvements undertaken by the Borough, approve plans and maps of all public improvements which may be privately undertaken under public supervision, prepare specifications, contract forms and other forms involved in the taking of bids and the awarding of work to contractors, supervise and inspect all construction work done by the Borough, either directly or through contractors, on public improvements undertaken by the Borough or on public improvements undertaken privately under Borough supervision, keep accurate accounts of all expenditures made by his Department and render regular reports thereof to the Council and give such other engineering advice and information as may at any time be required by the Mayor and Council.
[Amended 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99]
The Superintendent of Public Works shall also be directly responsible for the maintenance and repair of all public works, shall plan and supervise the work of repair and maintenance of all streets and roads, carry on the work of maintenance and care of public buildings, parks, grounds and equipment, supervise the collection and disposal of garbage, ashes and waste, have general supervision of all public sewers and stormwater drains, assume general charge of all other work of repair, maintenance, minor construction and operation of Borough equipment and shall perform such services in connection therewith as shall be required or directed by the Mayor and Council.
[Amended 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99]
The Superintendent of Public Works shall receive such salary as may from time to time be fixed by the Council.
[Amended 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99]
The employees of the Department of Public Works shall receive such monthly, weekly or daily wages or compensation as shall be fixed, from time to time, by the Superintendent of Public Works, subject to the approval of the Borough Council. All employees in the Department shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Superintendent of Public Works and may be discharged at any time by him with the consent of the Mayor and Council or by resolution of the Borough Council.
All salaries and wages of officers and employees of the Department of Public Works shall be paid semimonthly by the proper officers of the Borough out of such funds as may be appropriated for such purpose, provided that temporary employees receiving a daily wage may in the discretion of the Mayor and Collector be paid such wages as may be due more often than semimonthly, and upon discharge, said employees shall be paid within three days thereafter.
[Amended 11-8-1999 by Ord- No. 15-99]
The Superintendent of Public Works shall keep an accurate record of the actual number of days spent by himself and/or his assistants, including inspectors, on each public improvement hereafter undertaken in the Borough of Leonia. The salary or wages of the Superintendent of Public Works and such assistants or employees while so employed, together with disbursements for plans and specifications for such improvements, shall be charged directly against each respective improvement as engineering fees and shall be charged and assessed against the persons benefited by such improvement in proportion to the benefits received by them or each of them.
[Added 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99]
There are hereby established in the Borough of Leonia the positions of Assistant Superintendent of the Department of Public Works and General Foreman of the Department of Public Works, at salaries to be determined pursuant to the Borough's Salary Ordinance. In the event that the position of Superintendent of the Department of Public Works is temporarily vacated as the result of illness or incapacity, the Assistant Superintendent shall temporarily assume the position of Acting Superintendent. In addition to duties to be determined by the Superintendent and/or the Borough Council, the General Foreman shall be responsible for supervision over the collection operation that encompasses garbage, trash and all recycling.
[Added 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 15-99]
There is hereby established in the Borough of Leonia a table of organization for the Department of Public Works, as set forth on Schedule A annexed hereto and made a part hereof.[1]
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Editor's Note: A copy of said table is on file in Borough offices.