Borough of Closter, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter 7-11-1984 by Ord. No. 1984:481 (Ch. 58 of the 1967 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Department of Public Works in the borough, which shall have jurisdiction over activities relating to public works, streets, public lands and buildings, collection and disposal of solid waste and sanitary and storm sewers.
Within the Department of Public Works there shall be an office of the Superintendent and other subordinate positions as may be established by the Borough Council. The Superintendent shall be appointed by the governing body. His or her term shall be for a period of one year and shall expire on December 31 of every year, and any vacancy during the term shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
A. 
Qualifications. The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall be a person qualified by education, training and experience to perform the duties of office as hereinafter set forth. No person having less than 10 years of direct experience in the field of municipal public works, including at least three years of direct supervisory experience in the same field, shall be eligible to hold this office. He or she shall devote full time to the duties of the office and not engage in any other employment.
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Responsibilities. The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall plan, direct and control the activities of the Department. He or she shall be operationally responsible to the Borough Administrator.
The duties of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall include but not be limited to:
A. 
Ensure appropriate manpower utilization within authorized organizational and budgetary guidelines for all public works and solid waste operations.
B. 
Provide services incumbent upon the Department in a timely and efficient manner, consistent with budgetary limitations.
C. 
Supervise the operation, maintenance and repair of any borough-owned equipment and properties.
D. 
Keep an inventory control and submit requisitions for all materials and supplies required by the Department.
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Supervise the performance of the work of all personnel assigned to his or her jurisdiction.
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Recommend to the Borough Administrator the need for any repairs and replacements to borough-owned equipment, structures, buildings and grounds.
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Submit to the governing body a monthly report of all work performed and services furnished as well as inspections made during the previous month.
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Submit to the Borough Administrator recommendations for budget appropriations for the ensuing year as well as those programs or reports to the Council or the Administrator deemed necessary to promote and increase efficiency or improve operations of the Department.
I. 
Recommend to the Borough Administrator for approval the expenditure of all funds by voucher chargeable against the budget of the Department of Public Works.
J. 
Coordinate the inspection of all sewer lines in the borough.
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Receive all complaints from residents and taxpayers of the borough relating to the operations under his or her jurisdiction, investigate the same, take appropriate action and report all results to the Borough Administrator.
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Set up, keep and maintain all the necessary books, records, field notes, maps, surveys and similar records necessary to perform the duties of his or her office and turn over all the records to his or her successor or the Borough Administrator upon termination of employment by the borough.
M. 
Develop and promote training programs for all employees within the Department and recommend personnel for promotion and/or dismissal to the governing body, as the case may be.
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Handle the scheduling of work assignments and programs within the Department.
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Establish and maintain working relationships with other borough employees and the general public.
The Department of Public Works shall provide service relating to the construction and maintenance of streets, storm drainage and sewer systems, parks and recreational facilities and public buildings. In addition, the Department shall operate the solid waste collection and disposal function in accordance with the rules and regulations as set forth hereinafter.
The Council shall, by resolution, make such rules and regulations necessary for the proper operation of the Department of Public Works. The rules and regulations shall be binding upon each member of the Department.
[Amended 1-3-1994 by Ord. No. 1993:663; 6-12-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:865]
The salary of the Superintendent of Public Works and Deputy Superintendent of Public Works shall be as may hereafter be provided in the Borough of Closter Salary Ordinance adopted and amended from time to time.[1]
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Editor's Note: The Salary Ordinance is on file in the Borough Clerk's office.
[Added 6-12-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:865]
Within the Department of Public Works there shall be an office of the Deputy Superintendent of Public Works. The Deputy Superintendent shall be appointed by the governing body. His or her term shall be for a period of one year and shall expire on December 31 every year, and any vacancy during the term shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
A. 
Qualifications. The Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall be a person qualified by education, training and experience to perform the duties of office hereinafter set forth. No person having less than eight years of direct experience in the field of municipal public works, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience in the same field, shall be eligible to hold this office.
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Responsibilities. The Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall report directly to the Superintendent of Public Works and shall assist the Superintendent in the duties of the office.