City of Troy, NY
Rensselaer County

§ C-76
Department of Law. 

§ C-77
Department of Public Safety.  

§ C-78
Department of Public Works.  

§ C-79
Public and local improvements. 

§ C-80
Department of Public Utilities. 

§ C-81
Department of Parks and Recreation. 

§ C-82
Department of Planning and Community Development.  

§ C-76 Department of Law.

A. 

There shall be a Department of Law in the executive branch of the City government.

B. 

Corporation Counsel. There shall be a Corporation Counsel, who shall be the head of the Department of Law. He/She shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Corporation Counsel shall be an attorney admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York and shall have had at least five years' active practice in his/her profession prior to his/her appointment.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 55]

C. 

Duties of the Corporation Counsel. The Corporation Counsel shall act as legal advisor to the Mayor, and to any City Council member, upon the request of the said City Council member. The Corporation Counsel shall appear for and protect the rights and interests of the City in all actions, suits or proceedings brought by it or against it or against any City officer, department, board or commission in connection with municipal business. The Corporation Counsel may, with the written consent of the Mayor and the City Council and at a compensation approved by the Mayor and the City Council, employ and/or retain legal counsel to assist the Corporation Counsel with litigation and/or any other duty within the Law Department in which the City or any officer thereof is interested or is a party.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 56; L.L. No. 2-2009, § 1]

§ C-77 Department of Public Safety.

[Amended by L.L. No. 3-1977, § 1]
A. 

Establishment. There shall be a Department of Public Safety in the executive branch of City government. The Department shall include a Bureau of Police, Bureau of Fire and a Bureau of Weights and Measures and a Bureau of Emergency Communications.

B. 

Commissioner of Public Safety.

[Amended by L.L. No. 3-1977; L.L. 5-1994]

(1) 

There shall be a Commissioner of Public Safety, who shall be head of the Department of Public Safety and shall have supervision and control of the Bureau of Police, the Bureau of Fire and the Bureau of Weights and Measures and a Bureau of Emergency Communications. The Commissioner shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and he/she shall appoint, with the approval of the Mayor, and in conformity with the rules of the Municipal Civil Service Commission, a Chief of the Bureau of Police, a Chief of the Bureau of Fire and a Sealer of Weights and Measures and a Bureau of Emergency Communications.

(2) 

Notwithstanding the above, the Mayor may appoint a Police Commissioner who shall be the Deputy Public Safety Commissioner and shall assume all the powers of the Public Safety Commissioner whenever he or she is absent or unavailable. If the Mayor appoints a Police Commissioner, then the position of Public Safety Commissioner shall not pay any salary.

[Added 12-3-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]

C. 

Qualifications of Commissioner. The Commissioner of Public Safety appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, shall possess at least an associate's degree in either law, law enforcement, police, fire, or public administration or in lieu of such degree shall have had at least five years' responsible experience in law enforcement administration and/or law enforcement management.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 58]

D. 

Rules and regulations. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall issue and may from time to time amend rules and regulations, not inconsistent with laws of the State of New York, or ordinances of the City of Troy, for the management and discipline of the police force and of the fire force of the City.

E. 

Disciplinary procedures of police and fire forces. All removal and other disciplinary action of the police force and of the fire force of the City shall be controlled by Article 5 of the New York State Civil Service Law §§ 75 through 77, including any amendments thereto.

F. 

Chief of Police. There shall be a Chief of Police who shall be head of the Bureau of Police. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Safety, with the approval of the Mayor, when a vacancy exists, from an eligible list prepared by the Municipal Civil Service Commission. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Public Safety, he/she shall have command and management of the police force of the City.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 59]

G. 

Organization of Bureau of Police. The Bureau of Police shall consist of such divisions, sections, units, details and zones as shall be determined by the Commissioner, and approved by the Mayor, consistent with the basic purposes of the Bureau and the fiscal resources available for its operations.

Editor's Note: See Ch. 79, Police Department.
[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 60]

H. 

Appointments and promotions in police force. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall appoint or promote members and employees of the police force with the approval of the Mayor in accordance with the rules of the Municipal Civil Service Commission and the laws of the State of New York.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 61]

I. 

Powers and duties of Commissioner, Chief of Police and Bureau members. The Commissioner of Public Safety, the Chief of Police, and the members of the Bureau shall be responsible for maintaining the peace of the City, preventing crime and enforcing the laws of the state and the ordinances of the City.

J. 

Chief of Fire. There shall be a Chief of Fire who shall be head of the Bureau of Fire. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Safety, with the approval of the Mayor when a vacancy exists, from an eligible list prepared by the Municipal Civil Service Commission. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Public Safety, he/she shall have command and management of the fire force of the City.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 62]

K. 

Appointments and promotions in fire force. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall appoint or promote members and employees of the fire force with the approval of the Mayor in accordance with the rules of the Municipal Civil Service Commission and the laws of the State of New York.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 63]

L. 

There shall be a Division of Fire Prevention in the Bureau of Fire under the supervision and control of the Chief of Fire. This Division shall be responsible for the application and enforcement of the Fire Prevention Code of the City of Troy and all processes for permits, service orders, investigations, revocations, and inspections consistent with that part of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code related to fire prevention.

[Amended 10-2-2003 by L.L. No. 5-2003]

M. 

Bureau of Emergency Communications. There shall be a Bureau of Emergency Communications under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Public Safety, responsible for the operation and maintenance of emergency communications facilities and services. Members of this Bureau shall be selected from an eligible list prepared by the Municipal Civil Service Commission.

[Amended by L.L. No. 3-1977, § 3]

N. 

Commensurate salaries in Police and Fire Bureaus. The minimum salaries of hosemen first grade in the Bureau of Fire shall at all times be equal to and at parity with the minimum salaries of patrolmen first grade in the Bureau of Police, and the minimum salaries of Captains in the Bureau of Fire shall at all times be equal to and in parity with the minimum of salaries of Sergeants in the Bureau of Police.

O. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 64; L.L. No. 1-1995, § 1]

(1) 

There shall be a Sealer of Weights and Measures who shall be head of the Bureau of Weights and Measures and, under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Public Safety, shall be responsible for the enforcement of all laws of the state and of all ordinances of the City Council in regard to weights and measures used within the City. The Sealer shall have all the powers conferred upon Sealers of Weights and Measures by the agricultural and market laws of the state.

(2) 

The foregoing provisions of this section notwithstanding, the office of Sealer of Weights and Measures may be abolished, provided that the functions of said office shall then be transferred to the Rensselaer County Sealer of Weights and Measures.

P. 

Assignment of duties of NYSPIN officer to civilian. The Commissioner of Public Safety, with the approval of the Mayor, may assign the duties of the NYSPIN officer to a civilian.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1996, § 1]

Q. 

Assignment of duties of Records Sergeant. The Commissioner of Public Safety, with the approval of the Mayor, may assign the duties of the Records Sergeant to a civilian.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1996, § 2]

R. 

Assignment of duties of Identification Sergeant. The Commissioner of Public Safety, with the approval of the Mayor, may assign the duties of the Identification Sergeant to a civilian.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1996, § 3]

S. 

Assignment of Duties of Captain of Fire Prevention to Battalion Chief. The Commissioner of Public Safety, with the approval of the Mayor, may assign the duties of the Captain of Fire Prevention to a Battalion Chief.

[Added 6-1-2000 by L.L. No. 2-2000]

§ C-78 Department of Public Works.

[Amended by L.L. No. 3-1976, § 1]
A. 

Establishment. There shall be a Department of Public Works in the executive branch of the City government. The Department shall include a Bureau of Engineering, Bureau of Traffic Control, a Bureau of Streets, a Bureau of Sanitation, a Bureau of Building, a Bureau of Code Enforcement, and a Central Garage.

B. 

Commissioner of Public Works. There shall be a Commissioner of Public Works who shall be head of the Department of Public Works and shall have supervision and control of the Bureau of Engineering, the Bureau of Traffic Control, the Bureau of Streets, the Bureau of Sanitation, the Bureau of Buildings, the Bureau of Code Enforcement and the Central Garage. He/She shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and may appoint, with the approval of the Mayor, a City Engineer, a Traffic Engineer, a Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation, and a Director of Code Enforcement.

[Amended by L.L. 3-1976, § 2; L.L. No. 5-1994, § 65]

C. 

Bureaus may be combined. The Commissioner of Public Works, provided he/she is an engineer licensed as such under the laws of the state and provided he/she has the approval of the Mayor, may assume the office of City Engineer or, with the approval of the Mayor, may consolidate any two or more of the bureaus of the Department under one Bureau Superintendent.

[Amended by L.L. No. 3-1976, § 3; L.L. No. 5-1994, § 66]

D. 

City Engineer. There shall be a City Engineer who shall be head of the Bureau of Engineering. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Works, with the approval of the Mayor. The City Engineer shall be the First Deputy Commissioner of Public Works and, under the supervision and control of the Commissioner, shall have charge of all engineering work of the City. He/She shall be a professional engineer, licensed to practice as such under the laws of the state, and shall have had at least five years' experience in the practice of the profession prior to appointment.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 67]

E. 

Traffic Engineer.

[Amended by L.L. No. 2-1977, § 1; L.L. No. 5-1994, § 68]

(1) 

There shall be a Traffic Engineer who shall be head of the Bureau of Traffic Control. He/She shall be appointed in accordance with municipal civil service rules and regulations by the Commissioner of Public Works, with the approval of the Mayor. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Public Works, he/she shall have charge of the placing, maintenance and operation of all traffic-control devices; of the maintenance of all pavement markings for traffic control; and of the placing, maintenance and operation of all parking meters in City streets or in the City parking lots. He/She shall keep a record of all traffic accidents in the City and recommend to the Mayor from time to time special treatment for hazardous conditions disclosed by such record. He/She shall be a graduate engineer with a degree in civil engineering from an accredited four-year college, and shall have had at least two years' experience in the practice of the profession prior to this appointment.

(2) 

It shall be the duty of the Traffic Engineer to determine and regulate the installation, operation and maintenance of all traffic-control devices; to conduct engineering analysis of traffic accidents and to devise remedial measures to conduct engineering investigations of traffic conditions on the streets of this City; to cooperate with other City officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic control; and to carry out the additional duties and acts as authorized in Chapter 270, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Code of the City of Troy.

F. 

Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation. There shall be a Superintendent of Streets and Sanitation who shall be head of the Bureau of Streets and the Bureau of Sanitation and shall be Second Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Works, with the approval of the Mayor. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner, he/she shall have charge of maintenance and operation of the streets and bridges of the City. He/She shall have charge of the collection and disposal of garbage and other municipal wastes in the City.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 69]

G. 

Public streets. All streets in public use in the City heretofore or hereafter laid out as streets under the laws of the state; all streets which have been improved or worked by the City and used as streets for 10 years or longer; and all streets heretofore or hereafter dedicated to the public use and accepted for such use by the City Council shall be deemed public streets of the City.

H. 

Dedication of streets. Whenever any street or other land is offered for dedication to the public use, the City Council may accept such dedication by ordinance. Before any such street or other land shall be accepted, the Council shall cause a survey, map and description to be made by the Commissioner of Public Works and by him/her reported to the Council. Such description shall be entered at length in the minutes of the Council, and such map shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk and City Engineer.

I. 

Title by prescription. The City Council may by ordinance cause any street that has been worked by the City, has been in public use for 10 years or more and is not sufficiently described or has not been duly recorded as dedicated to the public use, to be described and entered of record in its minutes.

J. 

Street grades. The City Council shall establish the grade of all public streets. No such grade, legally established, shall thereafter be changed except upon compensation for any damage resulting from such change of grade.

K. 

Sidewalks. It shall be the duty of the owners of land fronting on any of the public streets of the City to construct and keep in repair the sidewalks in front of their respective lots in such manner, at such times and of such materials as the Commissioner of Public Works may direct; and to keep all such sidewalks at all times free of ice, snow and other obstructions. If any owner, after notice shall neglect to comply with this section within the time specified by the Commissioner in the aforesaid notice, the Commissioner may cause the work to be done at the expense of the owner. The cost and expense of any such work, if unpaid, shall be added to the tax rolls as provided in § C-72C hereof.

L. 

Construction work in streets. The Commissioner of Public Works shall have power to regulate and control all construction work in the City streets by private persons, firms or corporations. No such construction work shall be undertaken without a permit therefor signed by the City Engineer.

M. 

Director of Code Enforcement. There shall be a Director of Code Enforcement who shall be the head of the Bureau of Code Enforcement. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Works, with the approval of the Mayor. Under the supervision and control of the City Engineer, he/she shall have charge of the enforcement of any building code, housing code, zoning ordinance, plumbing code or electrical code now in effect or hereafter adopted by the City Council.

[Amended by L.L. 3-1976, § 4; L.L. 1-1977, § 1; L.L. No. 5-1994, § 70]

N. 

Bureau of Buildings. There shall be a Bureau of Buildings that will be supervised by a Building Maintenance Supervisor. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner, this Bureau shall be responsible for the operation, maintenance and upkeep of all municipally owned buildings, with the exception of the Department of Public Utilities building.

O. 

Central Garage. There shall be a Central Garage that will be supervised by an Auto Equipment Supervisor. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner, this bureau shall be responsible for the repair and maintenance of all municipally owned vehicles, with the exception of the Bureau of Fire equipment and the Department of Public Utilities equipment.

§ C-79 Public and local improvements.

A. 

Public and local improvements defined. Any improvement or work, the expense of which is charged wholly to the City at large, is a public improvement. Any improvement or work, the expense of which, in whole or in part, is assessed against property deemed benefited thereby, is a local improvement. No ordinance directing the construction of a local improvement shall be adopted by the City Council until a public hearing has been held thereon. Hearings shall be held after due notice has been given and in accordance with rules adopted as a general ordinance by the City Council.

B. 

Pavements as local improvements. The entire paving or grading of any public street shall be assessed upon the real property fronting thereon in proportion to the frontage of the respective parcels thereof. Paving or grading shall include the laying of necessary water, sewer and gas laterals from the mains in the streets to points at least two feet inside the curblines. The entire cost of laying and connecting laterals shall be assessed against the lots for the use and benefits of which the laterals are intended.

C. 

Pavements as public improvements. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection B hereof, the City Council, after a public hearing and by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of all the members of the Council, may declare the paving or grading of any street or portion thereof to be a public improvement or may change the proportion of the cost of paving or grading any street or portion thereof to be assessed against abutting owners and the proportion of the said cost to be borne by the City at large to such proportions as the Council shall deem equitable.

D. 

Repairing, resurfacing and reconstruction pavements. Repairing pavements in public streets shall be departmental work performed by the City forces under the supervision of the Commissioner of Public Works. Resurfacing pavements in public streets shall be public improvements or departmental work as the City Council may decide. Reconstructing pavements in public streets shall be public improvements.

E. 

Construction or alteration of streets. The City Council, by the affirmative vote of the majority of all its members, may declare the laying out, alteration, opening, widening, extension or straightening of any public street or portion thereof to be a public improvement. The Council, after a public hearing, and by the affirmative vote of a majority of all its members, may declare such work to be a local improvement, in which case the Council shall establish the proportion of the cost to be assessed against benefited property, not necessarily abutting the improvement; and the boundaries of the area benefited by such improvement and assessable therefor.

F. 

Sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Notwithstanding the provisions of § C-78K hereof, the City Council, after a public hearing and by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of all its members, may declare the construction of sidewalks in any public street or in any portion thereof to be a public improvement. The Council, after a public hearing and by the affirmative vote of a majority of all its members, may declare the construction of sidewalks or the construction of curbs and gutters in any public street or any portion thereof to be a local improvement, in which case the Council shall establish the proportion of the cost to be borne by the City at large and the proportion of the cost to be assessed against abutting property.

G. 

Other improvements. All municipal improvements except pavements, streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, sewers and waterworks shall be local improvements or public improvements as the City Council may decide by the affirmative vote of a majority of all its members.

H. 

Contracts for improvements. The Mayor shall cause plans, specifications, estimates and contract forms to be prepared for each improvement authorized by the City Council. The City Purchasing Agent shall advertise for sealed bids on each improvement in accordance with the plans and specifications. Advertisements shall be published twice each week for two successive weeks in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the City. At the time and place fixed in the advertisement, the Purchasing Agent shall publicly open all bids received by him/her, shall tabulate them, and, on receipt of a certificate from the City Auditor that funds are available, may award a contract for the improvement to the lowest responsible bidder, in accordance with fair bidding practices on a nonpartisan, nonpatronage basis.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 71]

I. 

Partial estimates. After funds have been made available for any improvements and a contract therefor has been awarded and executed, the Commissioner of Public Works may prepare partial estimates, not oftener than once each month in the case of any one improvement, showing the amount of work accomplished since the beginning thereof and the cost of such work to the City at the prices bid by the contractor. The Commissioner shall file a copy of each partial estimate with the City Clerk for submission to the City Council and for information of the public and another copy thereof with the City Comptroller. If approved by the Comptroller, such partial estimate, with a proper warrant attached, shall be forwarded to the City Treasurer and the amount thereof, less any amount retained by the City under the terms of the contract and less all amounts paid on previous partial estimates under the same contract, shall be due and payable to the contractor.

J. 

Final estimates. Upon the completion of any improvement the Commissioner of Public Works shall prepare a final estimate showing the total cost of the improvement and file the same with the City Clerk for submission to the City Council at its next regular meeting. Each final estimate shall be entered at length in the minutes of the Council and a copy shall be filed with the City Comptroller. If approved by the Comptroller, the final estimate shall be forwarded to the City Treasurer with a proper warrant attached thereto and the amount thereof, less all amounts paid under previous partial estimates and less any amount retained by the City under the terms of the contract, shall be due and payable to the contractor. A copy of each final estimate, when approved for payment by the Comptroller, shall be filed with the City Treasurer.

K. 

Assessment for local improvements. The City Assessor, upon the receipt of the final estimate for any local improvement, shall prepare an assessment roll therefor. The roll shall show that all lots or parcels of land liable to assessment for the local improvement; their respective frontages; their owners, if known, and the assessment chargeable to each lot or parcel as determined by the Assessor. The assessment roll shall be filed with the City Clerk for submission to the City Council at its next regular meeting. If confirmed by the Council, the roll shall be forwarded, together with a certified copy of the confirming resolution, by the Clerk to the City Treasurer, who shall cause a notice to be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the City to the effect that the improvement has been completed, that the assessment roll therefor has been confirmed by the Council, and that assessments are due and payable to him/her at his/her office.

L. 

Payment of assessments. Assessments for local improvements shall be payable in but not to exceed 30 equal annual installments as determined by the City Council, but may be paid in full at any time by property owners. Unpaid installments shall carry interest at the rate determined by the City Council. The first installment of an assessment shall be due and payable on the 13th day following confirmation of the roll by the Council and may be paid without penalty during the next period of 30 days; thereafter 1% shall be added to each installment due and unpaid on the first day of each succeeding thirty-day period until such installment shall be paid or until it is added to the tax rolls as provided in § C-72B hereof. Subsequent installments shall be due and payable at annual intervals, shall be payable without penalties for a period of 30 days and shall be subject to the same penalties as in the case of the first installment. Unpaid installments shall be a lien against parcels assessed from the date of the confirmation of the roll.

M. 

Reassessments. In case any assessment for a local improvement shall be set aside by a court of this state, or shall fail through any irregularity in making or confirming such assessment, it shall be the duty of the Council forthwith to cause a new assessment to be made, levied and collected. New assessments shall have the same force and effect as though no former assessment had been made.

§ C-80 Department of Public Utilities.

A. 

Establishment. There shall be a Department of Public Utilities in the executive branch of the City government. The Department shall include an Administrative and Engineering Section, a Bureau of Water Purification and Pumping, a Bureau of Water Maintenance and a Bureau of Sewer Maintenance.

B. 

Bureaus may be combined. The Commissioner of the Department of Public Utilities, with the approval of the Mayor, may consolidate any two or more of the bureaus of the Department under one Bureau Superintendent.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 72]

C. 

Commissioner of Public Utilities. There shall be a Commissioner of Public Utilities who shall be the head of the Department of Public Utilities, and shall have supervision and control of the Administrative and Engineering Section, Purification and Pumping, the Bureau of Water Maintenance, and the Bureau of Sewer Maintenance. He/She shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the City Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. He/She may appoint, with the approval of the Mayor, a Chief Water Plant Operator, a Superintendent of Water and a Superintendent of Sewers.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 73]

D. 

Chief Water Plant Operator. There shall be a Chief Water Plant Operator who shall be the head of the Bureau of Purification and Pumping. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Utilities, with the approval of the Mayor. He/She shall be the First Deputy Commissioner of Public Utilities and, under the supervision and control of the Commissioner, shall have charge of the operation of the reservoir, water treatment plant, pumping stations and storage reservoirs in the City. He/She shall be a graduate engineer with a degree in sanitary, chemical or civil engineering and possess a Grade 1A license as issued by the New York State Department of Health for the operation of a water treatment facility and shall have had at least five years' experience in the field of water treatment prior to appointment.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 74]

E. 

Superintendent of Water. There shall be a Superintendent of Water who shall be head of the Bureau of Water Maintenance. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Utilities, with the approval of the Mayor. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner, he/she shall have charge of the maintenance of all the transmission, distribution and service pipe lines and accessories in the City's public water system.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 75]

F. 

Superintendent of Sewers. There shall be a Superintendent of Sewers who shall be head of the Bureau of Sewer Maintenance. He/She shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Utilities, with the approval of the Mayor. Under the supervision and control of the Commissioner, he/she shall have charge of the maintenance of the sanitary sewers, storm sewers, sewer laterals and accessories of the City's sewer system.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 76]

G. 

Rules and regulations. The City Council shall establish by ordinance a code of rules and regulations for the Department of Public Utilities. Such rules and regulations shall establish the policies under which the Department is to be operated.

H. 

Water and sewer charges. The City Council shall establish by ordinance the water and sewer rates which are to be charged, and said ordinance shall be considered an amended part of the rules and regulations.

I. 

Contracts with outside communities or other governmental agencies. The City Council shall enact legislation when and if a contract is to be entered into with an outside community for the sale of water or acceptance of sewage. Said legislation shall stipulate all aspects of the contract.

J. 

New construction. The City Council, by the affirmative vote of a majority of all its members, may declare the construction of any water or sewer line to be a public improvement. If such construction is declared to be a public improvement, the cost and expense thereof shall be borne by the City. The Council, after a public hearing and by the affirmative vote of a majority of all its members, may declare the construction to be a local improvement, in which case the Council shall establish the proportion of the cost to be borne by the City at large, the proportion of the cost to be assessed against benefited property; and the boundaries of the area benefited by such improvements and assessable therefor. Said construction shall be either departmental work or may be placed out to contract upon decision of the Commissioner and approval or funding by the City Council.

§ C-81 Department of Parks and Recreation.

A. 

Establishment. There shall be a Department of Parks and Recreation in the executive branch of the City government.

B. 

Commissioner of Recreation. There shall be a Commissioner of Recreation who shall be the head of the Department of Parks and Recreation. He/She shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation of the City Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor, and may appoint, with the approval of the Mayor, such special assistants as his/her administration may require. The Commissioner of Recreation shall have a degree in recreation and parks, or an equivalent degree, from an accredited four-year college or, in lieu of such degree, shall have at least three years' combined experience in the creation and management of recreational facilities and/or parks.

[Amended by L.L. No. 5-1994, § 77]

C. 

Duties of Commissioner of Recreation. The Commissioner of Recreation shall have immediate supervision and management of all concerts, entertainments and recreational activities carried on by the City of Troy in the parks, playgrounds, playfields of the City and in any other facilities used by the Department; he/she shall have the duty of supervising, managing, constructing, improving and maintaining the public grounds, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts, skating rinks, playfields and cemeteries, together with the buildings thereon; and he/she shall make such rules and regulations consistent with laws as may be necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties.

§ C-82 Department of Planning and Community Development.

[Amended by L.L. No. 14-1978, § 1]
A. 

Establishment. There shall be a Department of Planning and Community Development in the executive branch of City government. The Department shall be responsible for planning, development, coordination and promotion of the physical, social and economic well-being of the City of Troy in a comprehensive and unified manner.

B. 

Commissioner of Planning and Community Development. There shall be a Commissioner of Planning and Community Development who shall be the head of the Department. He/She shall also be the Executive Director and Secretary of the Troy Urban Renewal Agency. He/She shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation of the City Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor, and shall be qualified by education and a minimum of three years' experience in City planning, community development or related fields.

[Amended by L.L. No. 14-1978, § 1; L.L. No. 5-1994, § 78]

C. 

Bureaus and organization of Department. The Commissioner may organize the Department into bureaus or other divisions with the approval of the Mayor.

[Amended by L.L. No. 14-1978, § 1; L.L. No. 5-1994, § 79]

D. 

Staff function. The Department shall serve as staff and adviser in the City Planning Commission, the Historic District Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Troy Industrial Development Authority, the Environmental Commission, their successor agencies or others as may be assigned by the Mayor or City Council.

Editor's Note: See Ch. 47, Historic District and Landmarks Review Commission; and Ch. 39, Environmental Conservation Commission.
[Amended by L.L. No. 14-1978, § 1; L.L. No. 5-1994, § 80]