Town of Orangetown, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Orangetown 12-8-1986 by L.L. No. 8-1986.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Road excavations, driveways and heavy hauling — See Ch. 27.
Sanitation and sewage — See Ch. 29.
Sewer rules and regulations — See Ch. 30.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 32.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 8A, Department of Public Works, adopted 3-11-1968 by L.L. No. 2-1986, as amended.
The Town Board of the Town of Orangetown, which is a suburban Town under the provisions of Article 3A of the Town Law of the State of New York, takes cognizance of the fact that the Town of Orangetown now maintains and operates a Department of Public Works which does not currently fulfill its full potential and has not become fully responsible to the Town Board of the Town of Orangetown. The concept of interchangeability of personnel and equipment was never fully achieved. In order to assure a more efficient management, the Department of Public Works is abolished and in its place three units are created. The chief administrative officer of each unit will be under the direct control of the Town Board of the Town of Orangetown.
[Amended 10-23-1995 by L.L. No. 33-1995]
There is hereby established in the Town of Orangetown, pursuant to the Suburban Town Law of the State of New York, a department of Town government known as the "Department of Highways," and the functions and personnel of the Town of Orangetown Division of Highways are hereby transferred to the Department of Highways. All employees, except the Superintendent will be in the classified civil service.
[Amended 10-23-1995 by L.L. No. 33-1995]
The executive head of the Department shall be the Superintendent of Highways which shall be an elective office. The Town Superintendent of Highways shall be elected pursuant to Town Law, State of New York Section 20, subdivision 6(b) at the succeeding biennial Town election in 1997 for a two-year term beginning on the first day of January 1998. The Superintendent shall be elected at each succeeding biennial Town election thereafter for a two-year term. The Superintendent's term of office shall begin on the first day of January next succeeding such biennial election. The term of office of the appointive Town Superintendent for whom such successor shall be elected shall expire on the first day of January 1998.
[Amended 3-8-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993]
The Superintendent shall be responsible for the supervision and maintenance of all streets, roads, sidewalks, curbs, utilities and drainage thereof, as well as parkways. If and when established by the Town as Town functions, this Department shall also have charge of the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse. The Department shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of all motor vehicles, trucks and other equipment of this Department. The Superintendent shall hire all Department personnel in accordance with the Civil Service Law and shall maintain attendance records for all Department employees.
[Amended 10-15-1991 by L.L. No. 24-1991; 3-8-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993]
There is hereby established in the Town of Orangetown, pursuant to the Suburban Town Law[1] of the State of New York, a department of Town government known as the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering of the Town of Orangetown, and the functions and personnel of the Orangetown Sewer Division are hereby transferred to the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Article 3-A of the Town Law.
[Amended 3-8-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993; 12-14-2010 by L.L. No. 9-2010[1]; 5-24-2011 by L.L. No. 7-2011]
A. 
The administrative head of the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering shall be the Commissioner of Environmental Management and Engineering, hereinafter referred to as the "Commissioner." The Commissioner, who shall be appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Orangetown, shall be in the unclassified civil service. The Commissioner shall be a graduate of an approved college or university with a degree in engineering. He shall be a licensed professional engineer of the State of New York or shall have an advanced degree in engineering or a relevant engineering subspecialty. He shall have at least 10 years' experience in an administrative/management capacity in either the private sector or in Town, county or state government operations, which includes the supervision of 20 or more employees.
B. 
Subject to the appropriations made for the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering by the Town Board, and to all other applicable provisions of law, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering shall have the sole power to appoint and remove all employees of the Department.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also changed the chapter title from "Department of Public Works" to "Public Works Departments."
[Added 12-14-2010 by L.L. No. 9-2010[1]]
The person holding the office of Director of the Environmental Management and Engineering Department need not be a resident or an elector of the Town of Orangetown or of the State of New York.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 8A-7 through 8A-17 as §§ 8A-8 through 82A-13, respectively.
[Amended 3-8-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993]
The Director shall:
A. 
Be responsible for the supervision and administration of the Department of Environmental Management and Engineering.
B. 
Review, make recommendations and approve, where necessary, the public or private work conducted within the Town of Orangetown as it may affect landfills and excavations, shade trees, pollution, drainage and sewage, including engineering and architectural work.
C. 
Act as consultant to the Town Board, Planning Board and Board of Appeals, in matters relating to the environment.
D. 
Act as liaison for the Town with federal, state and county agencies, such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (Soil Conservation Services), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Rockland County Department of Health and the Rockland Drainage Agency.
E. 
Supervise the operation and control of all sewage plants, pumping stations and maintenance of lateral and trunk sanitary and storm sewers.
F. 
Supervise the design and inspection of the construction and reconstruction of sanitary sewers within the Town of Orangetown to ensure that all Town specifications are enforced.
G. 
Supervise maintenance work, prepare maintenance schedules and maintain attendance records of all Sewer Division employees.
H. 
Investigate complaints relative to the operation of this Division, prepare reports and conduct meetings with engineers, inspectors, contractors and other interested parties relative to the correction of complaints.
I. 
Be responsible for the care and maintenance of all motor vehicles and other equipment of the Town except motor vehicles and equipment maintained by the Department of Highways, and the Division of Parks, Recreation and Buildings.
J. 
Be responsible for all designs, construction or reconstruction of any department facility, unless specific direction to the contrary is made by the Town Board.
K. 
Be responsible for the design, construction or extension of any pavement or roads and any appurtenances thereto, including engineering services, as required, or as directed by the Town Board.
L. 
Be responsible for the construction, renovation and expansion of all publicly owned buildings, public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and the municipal golf course.
A. 
There is hereby created in the Town of Orangetown, pursuant to the Suburban Town Law of the State of New York, a division of Town government to be known as the "Division of Parks, Recreation and Buildings." The functions and personnel of the present Town of Orangetown Division of Parks and Recreation and the present Division of Building Maintenance are hereby transferred to the Division of Parks, Recreation and Buildings. All employees in this Division shall be in the classified civil service.
B. 
The head of the Division of Parks, Recreation and Buildings shall be appointed by the Town Board and such office shall be in the classified civil service, and the Director will be under the direct supervision of the Town Board. The title of the head of the Division shall be Director of Parks, Recreation and Buildings.
[Amended 3-8-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993]
The Director shall be responsible for the construction, repair and maintenance of all public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, the municipal golf course and all publicly owned buildings used in conjunction with public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and the municipal golf course. All construction, repair and maintenance of these facilities shall be done under the direction of the Director, unless specific direction to the contrary is made by the Town Board. The Director will maintain attendance records of all employees in the Division.
[Amended 3-8-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993]
All public contracts for projects to be performed by the Superintendent of Highways, the Director of Environmental Management and Engineering or the Director of Parks, Recreation and Buildings shall continue to be provided for as in Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York as it now exists or may from time to time hereafter be amended. All public works contracts and all purchase contracts shall be awarded after public bidding by the Town Board on the recommendation of the unit head whose unit is affected. The Supervisor of the Town, the Town Clerk and the affected unit head shall sign all public works contracts. Nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to permit the awarding of any public works contracts or of any purchase contracts or for the purchase of any supplies and equipment for which an appropriation has not been made by the Town Board, or which is beyond the funds appropriated by the Town Board for any of the divisions herein.
The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence or provision of this local law shall not affect the validity of any other part of the local law which can be given effect without such invalid part or parts.
This local law shall take effect upon publishing and posting and upon filing a copy with the Secretary of State as required by law.