[Adopted 12-17-1990 as Sec. 2-5 of the 1990 Code]
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen shall by ordinance provide for the appointment of a Town Engineer and fix his compensation on an annual salary or fixed fee basis or at an hourly rate and based upon actual time and expenses agreed on prior to the rendering of the services. The Town Engineer shall not be compensated by receiving a percentage of the contract for which he renders services. The Town Engineer's term of office shall be one year.
The Town Engineer shall perform such duties as are prescribed by general law and ordinance and in addition shall:
Prepare or cause to be prepared plans, designs and specifications for public works and improvements undertaken by the town.
Provide and maintain surveys, maps, plans, specifications, estimates and control records with respect to public works and facilities owned or operated by the town, or to be acquired or built.
Provide technical and engineering advice, estimates and review of plans and assistance to other town departments as needed.
Attend meetings of the Board of Aldermen, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment as needed.
Report to the Town Administrator on a monthly basis as to the status of all duties he or she is undertaking on behalf of the town.
All papers, documents, memoranda, reports and other materials relating to the administration of engineering duties of the Town Engineer shall be and remain the property of the town. Upon the termination of his services with the town, the Town Engineer shall forthwith surrender to any successor all such property.
Whenever the Mayor and Board of Aldermen determine that the interest of the town requires additional engineering services, consulting engineers may be retained for one or more projects, or to render assistance to the Town Engineer.