Section 22-17 Same--Powers and duties.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21095 on 09/19/2011, Section 22-17 read as follows.
(a) The director of public works shall serve as city engineer and shall have
(1) The designing, construction, reconstruction, supervision
and repair of all municipal
buildings, bridges, viaducts, waterways, sewers, drains, levees, airports, public market facilities,
tunnels and structures, including alterations, replacements, additions and appurtenances thereto,
and maintenance of the same.
(2) The physical construction and improvement of all
parks, parkways, playgrounds, golf
courses, recreational centers, camps, swimming pools and all other city-owned land and
buildings to be used for recreational purposes.
(3) The grading and improvement of all streets, alleys,
highways, sidewalk spaces and public
ways, and keeping the same open and in a safe and clean condition.
(4) The construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance
of all pavements, curbs and
(5) The collection and disposal of garbage, ashes and
refuse and disposal of sewage.
(6) The lighting of public grounds and highways, the
laying of conduits, the location,
erection and construction of poles and all structures in, on or over public grounds and highways,
the granting of all permits to excavate into or disturb any highway or public property or to make
any special use thereof; provided that, with respect to such functions, the duties of the
department of public works and the water and light department shall be coordinated by the city
(7) The inspection of gas, plumbing, electrical
wiring, boilers, smoke, sanitary and safety
equipment of all buildings and structures within the city, the inspection of weights and measures,
and such other inspectional duties as the council may by ordinance prescribe.
(8) The issuance and revocation of all building
permits and the administration of all building
and zoning ordinances.
) The supervision and control, as far as the city can exercise it, over all privately
or operated public utilities in the city, and the enforcement of the terms of all franchises and
ordinances relating to such utilities.
) The making and keeping of records of all necessary plats, surveys, drawings
estimates, and the furnishing of all information and reports relating to public works or the public
works department as may be required by the city manager.
) The making and keeping of records of location, direction, depth and connection
(b) As director of public works and as city engineer, he shall perform such
not herein specifically set out as may be required of him by charter, by law, by ordinance or by
the city manager.
(Code 1964, § 2.2210)