Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby created in the town of Bourne a department of public works, headed by a superintendent of public works.
SECTION 2. The superintendent of public works shall be appointed by the board of selectmen, and he shall exercise and perform, under its supervision and direction, such of the powers, rights and duties transferred to the department of public works under section three and such other powers, rights and duties as may from time to time be transferred to said department. He shall keep full and complete records of the doings of his office and shall render to the board of selectmen, as often as it may require, a full report of all operations under his control during the period reported upon. He shall keep the board of selectmen fully advised as to the needs of the town within the scope of his duties.
The position of superintendent of public works shall be a permanent classified position under the salary administration plan by-law of said town. The superintendent of public works shall be a registered civil engineer, or a person otherwise especially suited by education, training or previous experience to perform the duties of the office.
SECTION 3. The department of public works shall assume all of the duties and responsibilities, and perform all of the functions including, but not limited to, those which prior to the adoption of this act were performed by the highway division, tree and park maintenance division, sanitary landfill division, superintendent of public sewers, composting and recycling, and rubbish collection division.
SECTION 4. The department of public works shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of town buildings and property.
SECTION 5. No person employed full-time on the effective date of this act in the highway, maintenance, park or sanitation divisions of the department of public works, shall be dismissed because of the passage hereof, nor shall any employee suffer reduction in their rank or compensation, or impairment of their retirement rights, or their vacations, personal days, sick days, holidays, seniority and other employee rights in the position held on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 6. The provisions of this act shall not impair the status of the present elected incumbent highway surveyor. Upon a vacancy in said office of the elected highway surveyor, or upon the conclusion of the term of office of the elected highway surveyor in nineteen hundred and ninety-five, whichever shall first occur, the powers and duties thereof shall be exercised and performed as provided in this act.
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.