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A. Supervision: The Water and Sewer Department of the Village shall be under the supervision of the Commissioner of Department of Public Property, who shall also be the Superintendent of Water and Sewer. In the absence of the Commissioner the Department shall be under the direct supervision of the Mayor.
B. Management of Department:
1. Powers and Duties of Commissioner of Department of Public Property: The active supervision of the Water and Sewer Department and of any and all property pertaining thereto, shall be in the hands of the Commissioner in charge of the Department of Public Property or his designated employee. It shall be his duty to:
a. Protect the same from unnecessary damage or loss and keep the Water and Sewer Department in good running order and repair, and he shall superintend and direct all work pertaining to the future extension of the Water and Sewer Department and all the repairs upon the same of every kind and nature; subject however, to the advice and approval of the Commissioner of the Department of Public Property and the Council.
b. Keep a correct map and profile of all the mains now or hereinafter laid in the Village on file in his office with their dimensions, locations and connections, hydrants and cut- offs.
c. Keep just, true and correct books of account in such a manner as at all times to show the true condition and state of business of his office. Such books shall at all times be subject to inspection by the Council.
d. Deliver such books of account, maps and profiles to his successor in office, and he shall also perform such other duties as shall be encumbered upon him.
2. Purchases: The Commissioner of the Department of Public Property shall make the necessary purchase of material and supplies for use in the Department to the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00), but when the cost of the same would exceed the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00), a written estimate, previously made by him, must be presented to the Council and said material estimate shall be approved by them before ordered or contracted for by him, and when the cost shall exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) an estimate shall be furnished the council and they shall advertise for bids according to law before contracting for the same, unless approved by four (4) council members to be done without bids.
C. Employees Of Department:
1. Appointment: The commissioner of the department of public property shall have the authority to appoint all employees necessary for the proper operation and management of the water and sewer department subject to the approval of the council.
2. Salaries: The salaries of all employees of the water and sewer department shall be fixed by the council.
D. Agents Of Departments; Badges: Inspectors, foremen, meter readers or any other employees of the water and sewer department, whose duty it may be to enter upon private premises to make inspection and examination of water meters, pipes, fixtures or appurtenances thereto, for any reason whatever in connection with the village water supply, will be provided with a badge or other credential to identify him or them as authorized agents and representatives of the water and sewer department. (Ord. 84-05, 6-5-1984)