Chapter 2.72


2.72.010    Department created – Director’s appointment.

2.72.020    Department subdivisions designated.

2.72.030    Director’s duties designated.

2.72.010 Department created – Director’s appointment.

There is created and established within the city a department of public works. The head of the department of public works shall have the title of director of public works and shall be appointed by the city manager, and the public works director, under the provisions of this section, shall serve for an indefinite term at the pleasure of the city manager. (Ord. 1870 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1487 § 1(3), 2004; Ord. 792 § 1, 1982; Ord. 492 § 1, 1973)

2.72.020 Department subdivisions designated.

The department of public works shall consist of the following departments, or as may be amended from time to time by the director:

(1) Engineering department;

(2) Water-sewer department, except the utilities billing and accounting functions which shall be under the city clerk;

(3) Cemetery department;

(4) Park department;

(5) Street department;

(6) Sanitary service department;

(7) All shops and buildings. (Ord. 1870 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1308 § 1, 1998; Ord. 563 § 2, 1975; Ord. 492 § 1, 1973)

2.72.030 Director’s duties designated.

The director of public works, in addition to such duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the city manager, shall supervise and assist in the engineering, surveying and drafting work involved in public works and improvements of the city, such as preparing estimates, plans, specifications, reports and recommendations on public improvements and sidewalks; supervise the keeping of maps, plans, plats, profiles, drawings, dedications, final estimates and specifications relating to city affairs; direct the city’s construction, repair, sweeping, cleaning and sprinkling of streets, curbs, gutters and alleys; direct the city’s construction, repair, cleaning and flushing of the sewers; direct the water department; direct the maintenance and operation of the sewage treatment plant; direct the inspection of the street, sidewalk, water and sewer improvements; plan and recommend needed public construction and repair work; provide technical engineering assistance to other departments; direct the operation of the traffic painting shop; direct the maintenance of grounds and property in the city’s cemeteries and parks; direct the construction, maintenance and operation of the water system; supervise the city’s activities in the formation of local improvement districts; direct the activities of the city garage; and prepare budgets and personnel recommendations relating to the department of public works. The director, with the endorsement of council, has the authority to adopt standards for engineering and construction for the department which he supervises. (Ord. 1870 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1193 § 1 (Exh. B), 1996; Ord. 1178 § 1, 1995; Ord. 492 § 1, 1973)