A.   The engineering division shall operate as a separate division of the public works department under the direction of the public works director. The duties of the engineering division shall be assigned by the city engineer, and they shall include, but not be limited to, the review of all subdivision plats and plans submitted to the city council and city plan commission, and recommendations thereon; the study and recommendations of all plans and/or other data submitted by consulting firms or others dealing with all public property improvements; the preparation of and recommendation on the annual budget for motor fuel tax expenditures; and providing assistance to the public works director in all other areas of the public works department where necessary.
   B.   The city engineer shall be a qualified engineer with a degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university. The city engineer shall be appointed by the mayor, by and with the consent of the city council. The city engineer may be designated as an employee of the city, with the rights and responsibilities of the personnel policies of the city, or as a consultant on a contractual basis to be agreed upon by the engineer and the city.
   C.   A temporary city engineer may be appointed by the mayor, with the consent of the city council, as deemed appropriate from time to time in the absence of a permanent city engineer, and a temporary city engineer need not have the full qualifications required of a permanent city engineer. A temporary city engineer shall serve in office no longer than six (6) consecutive months without reappointment and approval by the city council. (Ord. 7232, 12-15-2010)