Borough of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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There is hereby created a Department of Public Works, consisting of the following:
A. 
Sewer plant and system.
B. 
Engineering.
C. 
Streets and roads.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, which provided that parks and recreation were a part of the Department of Public Works, and former Subsection E, which provided that shade trees were a part of the Department of Public Works, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 9-8-1981 by Ord. No. 13-81.
D. 
Other assignments as designated by the Borough Council.
There shall be a Director of Public Works, who, until and unless authorized otherwise by the Borough Council, shall be the Manager. The Director shall serve for an indefinite term under supervision of the Manager and may hold any other position with the municipality as required. Said Director shall receive such compensation as may be provided for by the Salary Ordinance.[1] The Director shall be responsible for the operation, maintenance and upkeep of the entire Department.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 17, Salaries and Compensation.
[Amended 1-8-1974 by Ord. No. 34-13; 10-11-1983 by Ord. No. 26-83; 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 10-2007]
There shall be an Engineer appointed in accordance with statute; he shall be on a consulting basis and shall be paid such retainer and other reasonable fees as are determined by Borough Council. He shall be a licensed professional engineer of the State of New Jersey. The Engineer shall:
A. 
Attend Council meetings when requested to present plans and specifications for approval and to provide information on the status of projects under the auspices of the Engineer.
B. 
Act as the enforcement officer of the Borough for the Street Excavation Ordinance[1] and other ordinances.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 75, Art. VI, Street Excavations.
C. 
Establish proper grade lines for all curbs, local roads and sidewalks within the Borough.
D. 
Update tax maps, if licensed to update such maps by the State of New Jersey.
E. 
Prepare requests for proposals for engineering and architectural services on major construction or building projects and assist Borough Council in selecting competent and professional services.
F. 
Provide inspection services when called upon by Borough Council on major and minor construction and building projects.
G. 
Prepare plans and specifications on minor construction projects when so requested by Borough Council.
H. 
Perform various engineering services as requested by the Borough Manager and/or Borough Council, including preparing cost estimates and preliminary plans on contemplated capital projects.
I. 
Review and update municipal specifications and standards for municipal work to determine suitability and compatibility with current standard engineering practices.
J. 
Issue such certifications as are necessary and approve all bills with respect to work performed under his supervision or jurisdiction.
K. 
Maintain maps and plans, specifications, surveys and records with respect to public property, works and facilities at the Borough Hall or an authorized location off premises.
There shall be a Supervisor of Sanitation, who shall hold a sewage treatment plant operator's license as required by state law for the operation of the municipal sewage plant. The Supervisor shall be appointed by the Manager for an indefinite term, covered by rules and regulations of applicable laws of civil service. He shall receive such compensation as may be prescribed in the Salary Ordinance.[1] The Supervisor shall:
A. 
Perform all duties and requirements to properly operate the sewage plant, in compliance with state laws and the directions of the Director of Public Works.
B. 
Supervise and directly perform, as well as control, assistants assigned to the Sanitation Department and maintain proper work schedules to operate said plant.
C. 
Supervise, direct and perform the work as needed for maintenance of the sanitary sewers of the municipality.
D. 
Share in the weekend and holiday work schedules with the other assistant operators to maintain the sewage plant.
E. 
Cooperate with the Street Department and share in equipment, labor and materials so as to maintain adequate service for sanitary sewers and upkeep on the sewage plant.
F. 
Supervise, aid and direct all municipal operations directly relating to sanitation as determined by the Director of Public Works.
G. 
Perform any other duties or functions assigned to him by the Director of Public Works.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 17, Salaries and Compensation.
A. 
There shall be a Street Supervisor appointed by the Manager for an indefinite term, covered by rules and regulations of applicable laws of civil service. He shall receive such compensation as is prescribed in the Salary Ordinance.[1] This Supervisor shall:
(1) 
Supervise and regulate all parks, playgrounds and recreational areas belonging to the Borough, except the Borough pocket park located on Block 24, Lot 24, of the Borough.
[Amended 10-3-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-15]
(2) 
Plan, administer and control snow removal on public properties as necessary.
(3) 
Supervise, aid and direct the performance of any scavenger services and any streetlighting requirements of the Borough.
(4) 
Aid, abet and cooperate with the Sanitation Department on maintenance and repairs to sanitary sewers and sewage treatment plant.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(5) and (6), which included as the duties of the Street Supervisor the care of shade and ornamental trees and the maintenance of municipal park and recreational facilities, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-8-1981 by Ord. No. 13-81.
(5) 
Perform any other duties and assignment as directed by the Public Works Director.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, which provided for the appointment of an advisory Shade Tree Committee, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-8-1981 by Ord. No. 13-81.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 17, Salaries and Compensation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 3-55, Recreation Division, was superseded 2-24-1981 by Ord. No. 3-81. For current provisions, see Article VIIIA, Board of Recreation Commissioners. This section was also repealed 9-8-1981 by Ord. No. 13-81.