Township of Blairstown, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Blairstown as Sec. 2-12 (Ord. No. 84-10) of the 1977 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Closing of streets — See Ch. 184, § 184-3A.
Department of Utilities — See Ch. 190, § 190-1.

§ 37-1 Creation.

The Department of Public Works shall be created by combining the existing services of the Township Road Department, the Department of Buildings and Grounds, and the custodian services of the Township into one general department hereinafter to be known and designated as the "Department of Public Works of the Township of Blairstown."

§ 37-2 Appointment of Commissioner.

The Department of Public Works shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Township Committee of the Township of Blairstown. The Township Committee shall select, by a majority vote, one of its members to oversee and supervise the activities of the Department of Public Works. The Township Committeeman so designated shall be known as the "Commissioner of the Department of Public Works." In the absence of said appointment, the Mayor of the Township shall serve as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works.

§ 37-3 Designation of other departments under Department of Public Works.

In addition to the departments hereinabove designated that shall constitute the Department of Public Works, the Township may, from time to time, designate other departments within the Township of Blairstown to be encompassed and controlled by the Department of Public Works, provided said designations and appointments of other departments are made in accordance with law and by a majority vote of the Township Committee.

§ 37-4 Appointment of Foreman.

The Township Committee shall designate an employee of the Department of Public Works as the Foreman of said Department. The Foreman shall oversee the day-to-day operations and shall be responsible for the filing of a monthly report of the activities of the Department of Public Works with the Township Committee.

§ 37-5 Duties and responsibilities of Foreman.

Functions of the Foreman of the Department of Public Works shall be as follows:
A. 
To keep and maintain the books and records of the Department of Public Works in accordance with the directives of the Township Committee and shall be accountable to the Township Committee for the use of the equipment, materials, supplies and other items purchased for and used in the operation of the Department of Public Works.
B. 
Prepare weekly, biweekly, monthly reports, or for such other periods as may be necessary, to establish the payroll records of the employees of the Department of Public Works in accordance with the Salary Ordinance of the Township of Blairstown.
C. 
Prepare monthly reports for the Township Committee with respect to the activities of the Department of Public Works, which reports shall include such items as are mandated to be included by the Township Committee.
D. 
To safeguard and maintain all equipment purchased by the Township and used by the Department of Public Works.
E. 
To comply with such other directives which may be given from time to time by the Township Committee and/or by the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works in accordance with the directives of the Township Committee.

§ 37-6 Appointment of sub-foreman.

The Township Committee may, from time to time, designate such other employee of the Township to act as sub-foreman within the Department of Public Works and in the absence of the Foreman; such persons named as sub-foremen shall comply with the directives of the Township Committee and shall perform the duties of the Foreman in the absence of the Foreman and comply with such other directives as may emanate from the Township Committee.