A.   Creation: There is hereby created a public works department, which shall have general supervision of streets, sidewalks, bridges and other public ways.
   B.   Public Works Director: The department shall be under the direction and control of the public works director. (1980 Code § 11-311; amd. 2002 Code)
   C.   Powers And Duties: The public works 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 public works department's attention and take reasonable precautions to protect the public from injuries due to such defects pending their repair. (1980 Code § 11-312; amd. 2002 Code)