A.   Creation: There is hereby created a department of streets, which shall have general supervision of streets, sidewalks, bridges and other public ways.
   B.   Superintendent Of Streets: The department shall be under the direction and control of the superintendent of streets. (1978 Code § 11-311, as amended)
   C.   Powers And Duties: The department shall:
      1.   Have charge of the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, bridges, curbs, gutters, culverts, drains, waterways and other public ways. It shall have control of all waters flowing on the streets, sidewalks and public ways, whether originating from storm, flood, drainage or irrigation waters.
      2.   Keep a record of and promptly investigate all complaints of defective streets, culverts, drains, ditches, sidewalks and other public ways and, when proper, repair, replace or take such action as deemed best, and shall record the action taken on each complaint.
      3.   Enforce the provisions of this chapter and all other ordinances relating to the maintenance and use of streets, culverts, drains, ditches, waterways, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and other public ways.
      4.   Repair, or cause to be repaired, all defects coming to the department's attention and take reasonable precautions to protect the public from injuries due to such defects pending their repair. (1978 Code § 11-312, as amended)