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(A) Pursuant to Charter § 3.02 there is established a Highway Department.
(B) Department head. The department head shall be the Public Works Director who shall be appointed as provided by Charter § 3.03. The Public Works Director shall also be the Chief Engineer for the city.
(C) Composition. The Highway Department shall also include a Highway Commission consisting of five members who shall be appointed as provided by Charter § 3.14 and the Commission shall have those duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Charter.
(D) Duties. The Highway Department shall be responsible for the construction and maintenance of all public roadways and bridges, the collection and treatment of wastewater, the control and collection of storm drainage, the collection and disposal of solid waste, shall provide for custodial, corrective and preventive maintenance, environmental compliance and capital improvements for city buildings, and the related mechanical facilities, shall provide for city-wide centralized purchasing and fleet management initiatives, shall be responsible for the electric aggregation program and shall perform such other duties as are prescribed by federal, state and local law.
(E) Division of Parks, Recreation and Cemetery. The Highway Department through its Division of Parks, Recreation and Cemetery shall be responsible for city parks, recreation facilities and programs, including school athletic facilities, and public cemeteries and shall perform such other duties as are prescribed by federal, state and local law.
(Ord. passed 11-4-98; Am. Ord. passed 12-7-99; Am. Ord. passed 3-16-10)