Town of Braintree, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053 (former Ch. 2.64 of the Town Bylaws, adopted ATM 5-15-2002 by Art. 47). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Charter provisions — See Charter §5-3.
There shall be a Department of Public Works responsible for the performance of all public works related functions and activities of the Town. The Department of Public Works shall assume all of the duties and responsibilities related to public works activities which, before the adoption of the Charter, were performed by or under the authority of the Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works shall perform all of the public works related functions which are associated with the following boards, departments and offices or which are now or may from time to time by general or special law be vested in such boards, departments and offices: Engineering Department, Highway Department, Cemetery Department, Water and Sewer Department, Tree Warden, and the Recycling Committee, and it may have such additional powers, duties and responsibilities with respect to public works related functions and activities as may from time to time be provided by ordinance.
The Mayor is authorized and empowered to appoint a Director of the Department of Public Works. The Director of Public Works shall be a person especially fitted by education, experience and training to perform the duties of the office.
The Director of Public Works shall be appointed for an indefinite term.
The Department of Public Works shall be under the direct control and supervision of a Director of Public Works who shall be appointed by and who shall be responsible to the Mayor. In addition to the powers and duties conferred upon the Director of Public Works pursuant to the Charter, the Director of Public Works shall be responsible for the following duties:
A. 
Supervision and coordination of all activities of the Department of Public Works under statutes, Town ordinances, administrative code and rules and regulations;
B. 
Granting or revoking any permits and licenses pertinent to public works activities, unless such authority is otherwise reserved for the Department of Public Works Advisory Board;
C. 
Supervises, plans, directs, and administers all aspects of the Department of Public Works, including the highway, grounds, cemetery, water, sewer, engineering, and recreation divisions, as well as solid waste collection and disposal and the municipal golf course;
D. 
Develops and recommends departmental policies, projects, and procedures; confers with division heads concerning ongoing and future projects;
E. 
Oversees management of department personnel, labor relations, training, staffing, and evaluation of employees;
F. 
Responsible for and monitors department expenditures, including payroll, procurement of goods and services, and contracts for outside services;
G. 
Makes recommendations to and advises Mayor of all short-term and long-term planning of department goals and projects;
H. 
Responsible for maintaining department records and correspondence in compliance with the public records statutes.
The Director of Public Works shall oversee the sale of lots in the cemetery, which shall be sold at prices to be fixed from time to time by the Mayor. Deeds conveying the right of burial in any public cemetery in the Town shall be filed with the Town Clerk as provided in Section 50 of Chapter 550 of the Acts of 1948.[2]
[1]
Note: This section derived from prior code §§ 14-2 and 14-3.
[2]
Editor's Note: See MGL c. 114, § 24.