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(A) Establishing a Water and Sewer Department. There is hereby created a Water and Sewer Department of the City of Tontitown, Arkansas. The Water and Sewer Department shall report to the Mayor and advise the Council. The City Council shall retain full and complete control of all properties of every kind and character belonging to the city and used in connection with the waterworks and sewer system, whether, subject to exceptions below, said properties are situated within or without the corporate limits of the city.
(B) Powers and duties.
(1) The Water and Sewer Department shall establish one monthly department meeting between the Water and Sewer Department Manager and employees to discuss issues, facts, and reports relating to the water and sewer respectively.
(2) It is hereby acknowledged that the Water and Sewer Department will require a Manager, who shall be a working Manager, fully educated in the workings of both the waterworks and the sewer aspects of the Water and Sewer Department. The Water and Sewer Manager shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. The position will be a salary based job and the salary will be set by the City Council. The Manager must be capable of managing, supervising, and directing the day-to-day duties of the employees under his care as well as interact with the citizens of Tontitown and all who come before him or her with the demeanor befitting an employee of the city.
(3) It is hereby acknowledged that pursuant to A.C. §§ 14-233-101 et seq., the city is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority (NACA), it is the city's responsibility to finance, contract, manage, operate, improve, extend, and maintain any and all sewer lines within the corporate limits ("sewer system"). The Tontitown Water and Sewer Department herein established shall not exercise any such authority over any NACA transmission lines lying outside of the city limits, or NACA's treatment plant.
(4) The Water and Sewer Department shall submit monthly reports and annual audits of the operation to the Mayor and City Council, and furnish such other or further reports, data, or information as may be requested by the Mayor or City Council.
(Ord. 2015-01-506, passed 1-13-15)