The public works director shall:
   A.   Have charge of the improvements, repairs and cleaning of all streets, alleys and public grounds in the city, and shall supervise the construction and repair of all sidewalks therein; but no improvement or repairs, except such as may be actually necessary, shall be made by him without the previous order of the city streets, alleys and lights committee. He shall, without delay, cause all necessary repairs to be made on the streets and public alleyways and shall inspect, annually, all streets, alleys, sidewalks, crossings, culverts and drains and report the condition of the same to the city council and recommend such improvements or repairs as he may deem necessary. (1925 Code § 16-2; amd. 1981 Code; 2009 Code)
   B.   Cause all ordinances in relation to the streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds to be enforced. He shall carry into effect all such orders, general or special, as he may receive from the city council, the mayor or the committee on streets, alleys and lights. (1925 Code § 16-3; amd. 1981 Code)
   C.   Oversee and direct the street laborers and workers and see that they faithfully perform their work. He shall keep in a suitable book a correct account of the time of all persons working under him and shall certify to the city council his payroll, stating therein the name of each laborer, his time and the amount of his wages. (1925 Code § 16-4; amd. 1981 Code)