[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge 7-11-1994 by Ord. No. 438. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the office of the Department of Public Service, a department of the City, pursuant to § C-4.6B of the Charter for the City.
The Department of Public Service is hereby created to combine various administrative offices and to assign duties and responsibilities to such department as is necessary and advisable for the proper and efficient operation of the City.
The Department of Public Service shall be a multifunction department engaged in such diverse activities as engineering, street, road and stormwater maintenance and repair, water distribution, wastewater collection, treatment and transmission, City vehicle equipment repair and maintenance, City buildings and grounds maintenance, cemetery, parks and recreation, and forestry activities.
The City Council may, by resolution, combine, reassign or otherwise alter the areas of responsibility for the Department of Public Service as it deems necessary and advisable.
There is hereby created the office of Service Director, an administrative office of the City. The Service Director shall be appointed by the City Council, shall be an administrative officer of the City, and shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council.
The person appointed to be the Service Director shall be qualified from practical experience and/or formal education with knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices as applied to public words projects.
Before entering upon the duties of such office, the Service Director shall be required to file an oath of office.
The Service Director shall perform highly professional and responsible administrative work in the overall direction of the Department of Public Service. The Service Director shall have responsibility for planning, organizing and directing the Department of Public Service, including budgetary matters.
The Service Director shall be responsible for the development of immediate and long-range plans for public works improvements and the implementation of those plans in accordance with modern public works management principles. The Service Director shall also be responsible for the development of immediate and long-range plans for the other areas of responsibility of the Department of Public Service at the direction of the City Council and/or City Administrator.
The work of the Service Director shall be performed under the general supervision of the City Administrator and is reviewed through conferences and reports for results obtained, and is ultimately responsible to the City Council who sets the policy and direction of the Service Department.
The Service Director shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be required by the City Council as it deems necessary and advisable.
It shall be the duty of the City Council to fix the compensation of the Service Director.
The Service Director shall attend the meetings of the City Council, as required by the City Council.