Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.2; Ord. No. 3233, 9-26-1989, § 2; Ord. No. 4194, 8-10-2010, § 2.]
There shall be a Department of Public Works, the head of which shall be the Director of Public Works (also known as the "D.P.W. Director"), who shall be appointed by the Manager and shall serve for such term and with such tenure as provided by law. The D.P.W. Director shall be a certified Public Works Manager pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6a. The D.P.W. Director shall not have an interest (other than in his official capacity), directly or indirectly, in any work, project or proposal requiring any Township approval, permit or appropriation. Within the Department there may be separate divisions for the functions set forth in this article. All references herein to "Director" shall be deemed to mean the D.P.W. Director.
Under the supervision and direction of the Manager, the Director shall:
(a) 
Administer the work of the Department.
(b) 
Supervise or maintain Departmental records and collect and record data for payroll and inventory controls and cost analyses.
(c) 
Be responsible for the execution and completion of all Department functions as set forth below.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.2.]
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Maintenance, whose functions shall be to:
(a) 
Operate and maintain public buildings owned by the Township.
(b) 
Provide custodial and janitorial services for all Township-owned buildings.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.3.]
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Street Services, whose functions, in conjunction with the Township Engineer (who shall be in charge if the law so requires) shall be to:
(a) 
Maintain all Township streets in a clean and safe condition for travel, free of obstructions and hazards, and remove leaves, snow and ice therefrom as required.
(b) 
Install, repair and maintain street traffic signs, lines and markers and, where authorized by specific ordinance, install, maintain and repair parking meters.
(c) 
Maintain storm sewers and drains in good operating condition.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.4; Ord. No. 3162, 8-9-1988, § 10.]
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26 1988, § 2-14.5; Ord. No. 3162, 8-9-1988, § 11.]
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Sewer Services, whose functions, in conjunction with the Township Engineer (who shall be in charge if the law so requires) shall be to operate, maintain and repair the Township sewerage system and related facilities and its sewage collection system.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.6.]
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Shade Trees, whose functions shall be to trim, plant, care for and preserve trees in public ways, parks and other public areas, to remove dead, diseased or hazardous trees and to have the duty to require that all trees on Township property not be removed or altered without the prior written consent of the Director.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.7.]
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Electrical Services, whose functions shall be to maintain all electrical installations in Township-owned properties and buildings; maintain all traffic lights and controls; and be responsible for the design and maintenance of any new electrical installations.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.8.]
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Recycling, whose functions shall be to maintain all records pertaining to recycling, be responsible for all recycling grant applications and coordinate all activities involving the Township's recycling program.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.9.]
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Solid Waste Removal, whose functions shall be to maintain all records pertaining to solid waste removal and be responsible for and coordinate all activities involving the Township's solid waste removal program. "Solid waste" is defined, for the purposes of the Charter, as all solid waste matter other than sewage or hazardous matter, or as otherwise defined by state law.
Within the Department of Public Works, there may be a Division of Parks and Playgrounds, whose functions shall be to:
(a) 
Plant, care for, cultivate and preserve all Township parks, greens and horticultural displays.
(b) 
Maintain and repair play fields and playgrounds and recreational areas and facilities, as directed by the Manager, and pursuant to instructions of the Director.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-14.10.]
[Ord. No. 3233, 9-26-1989, § 3; Ord. No. 4194, 8-10-2010, § 3.]
The Division of Engineering is hereby dissolved, and all of the functions formerly of the Division of Engineering are hereby transferred to the Department of Engineering, all as set forth in Article IX of the Administrative Code.