SECTION 1. chapter 599 of the acts of 1989 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following:
There shall be established in the town of Tisbury, hereinafter in this act referred to as the town, a department of public works under the jurisdiction of the board of selectmen. Said department shall have charge and responsibility for the management of all public works operations of the town, including but not limited to the following: roads and sidewalks, sewer and wastewater, solid waste collection and disposal, cemeteries, parks and recreation, tree and moth, engineering services, building maintenance of all municipal buildings except those under the jurisdiction of the school department, and other operations as may be deemed necessary or desirable. The board of selectmen shall have the power to make all policy decisions relating to the operations of public works within the town. To assist it in its oversight of said department, the board of selectmen may appoint an advisory board of public works consisting of no more than five members, who shall serve for such terms as the board of selectmen shall prescribe.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 599 is hereby further amended by striking out section 2 in its entirety.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 599 is hereby further amended by striking out section 3 and inserting in place thereof the following:
The board of selectmen shall appoint a director of public works and all employees of the department in accordance with the centralized personnel procedures of the town, and the compensation of these appointees shall be fixed in accordance with the wage and salary classification plan of the town. The board of selectmen shall also appoint the tree warden of the town.
SECTION 4. Said chapter 599 is hereby further amended by striking out section 5 and inserting in place thereof the following:
The board of selectmen shall have all the powers, duties and responsibilities of a board of cemetery commissioners, parks and recreation commissioners and road commissioners, and may appoint such persons as it deems necessary to carry out such duties and responsibilities.
SECTION 5. Said chapter 599 is hereby further amended by striking out the second and third sentences of section 6.
SECTION 6. On the effective date of this act, the terms of office of those persons then serving on the town’s board of public works commissioners shall terminate, provided, however, that no collective bargaining agreement, contracts or liabilities of the department of public works in force on said effective date shall be affected.
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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