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Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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There shall be a department of public works, the head of which shall be the director of public works, who shall be the mayor, or a person appointed by him to serve at the pleasure of the mayor, with such compensation as is fixed by ordinance. Further organization of the department into divisions or offices shall be by the town council by ordinance, on the recommendation of the mayor; provided, that the offices of town engineer, tree warden, building inspector, plumbing and electrical inspectors, fence viewer and all offices of a similar type of service shall be put into the department of public works.
The department of public works shall be responsible for the functions and services of the town relating to streets, highways, sidewalks, bridges, water courses, street lighting, storm sewers, the water supply system, the collection and disposal of garbage and other refuse, the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of all public buildings and properties belonging to or used by the town, building, electrical and plumbing inspections, issuance of building, electrical and plumbing permits, the regulation of weights and measures, and such other functions as may be prescribed by ordinance whether they be performed by this department or by others under contract. The department of public works, under the direction of the mayor, shall cooperate with other branches of the town government by furnishing labor, materials and equipment; provided, that the costs of such cooperative efforts are reimbursed by the agencies this served.