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The Director of Public Service shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of Council. He/she may be removed from office by the Mayor, but such removal shall not take place during term without the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of Council; provided, however, that if the Mayor acts as Service Director, the Council may, with the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of its members, remove him/her as such Service Director. The Council shall set the salary of the Director of Public Service.
The Director of Public Service shall be the head of the Division of Public Works and the Division of Recreation and Community Services. He/she shall have charge of all public works and improvements and the construction thereof, and of all engineering and inspection in connection therewith. He/she shall be charged with the construction, improvement, repair and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, alleys, lanes, bridges, wharves, docks and break walls; of water mains, pumps, systems, pipes, purification and filtration plants, and the water distribution system; of sewers, sewage systems, drains, ditches, culverts, streams, water courses and harbors; and of all public buildings, parks, playgrounds, and other public places belonging to the Municipality or dedicated to public use.
He/she shall manage and control market houses, sewage treatment plants, water works, and all public utilities of the Municipality supported in whole or in part by taxation, and shall enforce all the obligations of privately-owned or operated public utilities enforceable by the Municipality. He/she shall have charge of the making and preservation of all surveys, maps, plans, drawings and estimates for public work; the cleaning, resurfacing, repairing, sprinkling and lighting of streets and public places; the collection and disposal of waste; and the preservation of all property belonging to the Municipality and pertaining to the functions thereof. He/she shall manage and control cemetery maintenance, services, cemetery plantings and decorations. He/she shall have the authority to administer, equip, operate and maintain parks, playgrounds or community center within the City and to organize and administer recreation, senior and leisure service programs for the residents of the City.
He/she shall perform such other duties, consistent with his/her office, as may be required by this Charter, by ordinance of the Council, or as directed by the Mayor. The Director of Public Service shall be a resident of Lake County, Ohio.
(Amended 11-4-1980; 11-7-2000; 11-2-2010)