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The Director of Public Works shall have the following duties and responsibilities.
(A) The Director of Public Works shall advise the Council and city officials on all public works matters referred to him or her, and shall perform such duties as are provided by law or code, and in addition thereto, such other duties as from time to time may be imposed upon the Director of Public Works by the Council or by the City Administrator. The Director of Public Works shall, from time to time as required by the Council, make reports regarding public infrastructure improvements, repairs of streets, bridges, sidewalks, the water distribution system, the wastewater collection system, wastewater treatment plant, storm water collection system, public buildings or land, or such other work as the Council may request, and shall make such suggestions to the City Council regarding the same as shall in his or her judgment seem best and proper.
(B) The Director of Public Works shall be the officer responsible for the overall direction and operation of the Public Works Department. In administering these departments the Director of Public Works shall be responsible for planning and implementing projects, developing budgets and providing supervision of all assigned personnel and contractors providing public works services to the city.
(C) The Director of Public Works shall be responsible for inspection and installation of public infrastructure in all newly platted subdivisions within the city, and he or she shall also be responsible for the inspection of all contract public works jobs between the city and any contractors.
(D) The Director of Public Works shall give prior approval of all purchases for the groups within his or her span of supervision.
(E) The Director of Public Works shall be responsible for inventory control and property records for the groups within his or her span of supervision.
(F) The Director of Public Works shall prepare all estimates, resolutions and appropriations for expenditures of motor fuel tax funds, and shall file the same, as required, with the State Highway Department.
(G) The Director of Public Works shall attend all City Council meetings and make such reports as may be required of him or her by the City Council.
(H) The Director of Public Works shall be responsible for maintenance of such records as may from time to time be required by the City Council.
(I) The Director of Public Works shall assist in the administration of all city-owned buildings and shall make recommendations when requested on repairs and improvements.
(J) The Director of Public Works shall keep accurate maps, plats and records of all public works, lands or property owned by the city.
(K) The Director of Public Works shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Mayor, City Council and the City Administrator not inconsistent with the provisions of this code, other ordinances of the city or laws of the state.
(L) A City Engineer will be designated if the Director of Public Works does not have or is not able to obtain a state professional engineering license. In such an instance, the City Engineer shall be under the direction and supervision of the Director of Public Works. The City Engineer shall have (or obtain within 90 days of hire) and maintain a state professional engineering license in good standing during his or her period of employment with the city.
(1999 Code, § 31.097) (Ord. 1024, passed 8-2-1982; Ord. 3784, passed 12-3-2012)