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Article 11 - Department of Public Works - Charter


Section 1101. Department of public works; commissioner; qualifications.
  1102. Powers and duties.
  1103. Divisions of the department.

Section 1101. Department of public works; commissioner; qualifications. There shall be a department of public works headed by a commissioner. He or she shall be appointed by the county executive, subject to confirmation by the county legislature and shall be a professional engineer licensed and registered by the state of New York.

Section 1102. Powers and duties. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the commissioner of public works shall:

  1. Have all the powers and duties of a county engineer and a county superintendent of highways pursuant to the highway law or other applicable law and of a county traffic safety board pursuant to section sixteen hundred seventy five of the vehicle and traffic law.
  2. Have charge and supervision of the design, construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, repair and operation of county buildings, grounds, parking fields, drives and walks, but not including custodial care of the community college, library, holding center, penitentiary or laboratory. Subsection b. amended by Local Law No. 3-2006.
  3. Advertise and call for bids on the construction of each public works project of the county, open such bids publicly, tabulate them and submit recommendations with respect thereto to the county legislature and county executive.
  4. Exercise all the powers and duties of administration and enforcement of the uniform fire prevention and building code pursuant to article eighteen of the executive law with respect to any and all buildings owned by the county of Erie.
  5. Perform such additional and related duties as the county executive may prescribe.

Amended by Local Law No. 3-2006.
Amended by Local Law No. 3-1998.
Amended by Local Law No. 14 1974.
Amended by Local Law No. 11 1972.
Amended by Local Law No. 1 1965.

Section 1103. Divisions of the department. There shall be within the department of public works the following divisions: highways; buildings and grounds; and weights and measures.
Amended by Local Law No. 14 1974.
Added by Local Law No. 1 1965.

Article 11 (formerly Article X)