[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-9.1; Ord. No. 3233, 9-26-1989, § 1; Ord. No. 4194, 8-10-2010, § 1.]
There shall be a Department of Engineering, the head of which shall be the Township Engineer (also known as the "Municipal Engineer"), who shall be appointed by the Manager and shall serve for such term and with such tenure as provided by law. The Engineer shall be licensed as a professional engineer by the State of New Jersey. The Engineer 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 "Engineer" shall be deemed to mean the Township Engineer.
The Department of Engineering shall have the following functions and duties:
To advise and assist the Department of Public Works with respect to all engineering matters.
To prepare or cause to be prepared plans and specifications for all public works and improvements undertaken by the Township.
To supervise the performance of contracts for public works, and certify the amounts due and payable thereunder.
To provide and maintain surveys, maps, plans, specifications and operating standards with respect to public works and facilities owned or operated by the Township, and provide and maintain location maps of public utility pipes, lines, wires and appurtenances in, on or above the public streets.
To maintain the Township Tax Map in a fully correct and current condition.
To provide technical and engineering advice and assistance to other departments and boards as needed.
To certify as to approval of subdivisions of land in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-56, when a land subdivision has been approved in accordance with the Subdivision Ordinance of the Township. Prior to the issuance of such certificate, he shall secure from the Secretary of the Planning Board his countersignature, which shall indicate that, according to the records of the Board and his knowledge, information and belief, the certificate is correct.
To have such other powers and duties as may be assigned him by the Manager pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq., or by other law.
To maintain and repair all Township streets, bridges, culverts and drains.
To undertake and administer road construction projects and road surfacing and resurfacing projects which are to be performed by the Department.
To receive applications for and issue street opening permits and administer the ordinances relating to street openings.
To administer and enforce the Township's ordinances regulating the use of public and private sewers and the discharge of waters and waste into the public sewerage system.