[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Webster 12-11-1969 as L.L. No. 5-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewers — See Ch. 175.
Water — See Ch. 220.
There shall be in the Town of Webster a Department of Public Works.
The principal executive officer and administrative head of such Department shall be the Director of Public Works, who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Town Board and for a compensation fixed by said Board.
The Director of Public Works shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and qualifications for the duties of such office and shall be in the unclassified service.
The Director of Public Works shall also have all the powers and be subject to all of the duties of a Town Superintendent of Highways.
There shall be within the Department of Public Works the following divisions: Administration, Highway, Sewer, Water and Refuse, together with such other and further divisions as may from time to time hereafter be deemed necessary and established by the Town Board. Each of said divisions shall be supervised by an administrative officer who shall be a superintendent of such division. Such superintendent shall be appointed by the Director of Public Works subject to the consent of the Town Board and shall be in the exempt class of civil service.
The Department of Public Works shall have the following powers and duties, to be exercised under the general supervision of the director of the division indicated:
Administrative Division: to have general administration of interdepartmental matters, including office and shop management, budget coordination, purchasing control, cost studies and analysis, supervision and maintenance of personnel records.
Highway Division: to have exclusive charge and supervision of the design, construction, repair, maintenance, cleaning and lighting of all highways, roads, streets, culverts, bridges, parking facilities and stormwater drainage systems under the jurisdiction of the town or any special district or agency thereof.
Sewers Division: to construct, operate and maintain sewers, pumping stations, force mains, treatment plants and other facilities for the collection, conveyance and disposal of all sanitary sewage within the Town of Webster and the sanitary sewer districts established and existing in the town and to perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be granted to the town by the Sewer Ordinance of the Town of Webster.
Water Division: to construct, operate and maintain the water pumping, treatment and distribution systems of the various water districts under the sole jurisdiction of the Town Board and to administer and enforce the laws, ordinances, rules and regulations appertaining thereto.
Refuse Division: to organize, direct and supervise the garbage and refuse collection within the town and the disposal thereof and to perform such duties as are prescribed by local law, ordinance and rules or regulations pertaining to collection, conveyance and disposal of garbage and refuse within the town.
The following departments of town government presently existing are hereby transferred in their entirety, including all property, equipment and budgetary appropriations, to the Department of Public Works: Highway, Sewers and Water. The officers of each such department shall be continued as employees in the Department of Public Works with the same classification, pension and retirement rights and privileges as they had immediately prior to such transfer.
The head of each such department as the same presently exists shall be and become, upon such transfer, superintendent of the division whose functions are now being performed by such department. No such person shall, however, be subject to any change in classification, pensions and retirement rights and privileges which he had immediately prior to such transfer.
The Director of Public Works, with the consent of the Town Board, may from time to time employ such additional persons, including such special engineering, architectural or other technical counsel, as may be necessary to the performance of the duties imposed upon the Department of Public Works.
All employees of the Department of Public Works shall be under the general supervision and control of the Director of the Department of Public Works and may be removed by him for cause in accordance with applicable procedures and regulations of the Civil Service Commission.
All costs and expenses incurred by the Department or its officers, agents or employees on behalf of a special improvement district or special town project shall be charged against such district or project and paid from the funds duly appropriated for the purpose of such district or project.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate or transfer any power of the Town Board contained in § 61 or 64 or Articles 12, 14 and 15 of the Town Law of the State of New York or any other powers which may be lawfully exercised by said Board or the presiding Supervisor.