AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF ROYALSTON.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. There is hereby established in the town of Royalston a
department of public works, hereinafter called the department, which shall be
under the jurisdiction of the board of selectmen.
SECTION 2. The board of selectmen shall appoint and fix the
compensation of a director of public works whose qualifications, powers and
duties shall be determined and prescribed by said board and who shall be
responsible to said board. The director shall have full authority for carrying
out the policies of said board and over the operations of the department, and
may be removed for just cause only by a vote of the board.
SECTION 3. The department shall be responsible for the functions of
the existing highway department and shall assume responsibility for the upkeep
maintenance of all town-owned buildings, parks and other properties, for the
and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system, for the water system at
time as it may revert to the town, for landfill cover operations at the
site, for monitoring and final closure operations at the landfill and for
contract maintenance of the town cemeteries. The cemetery commissioners, sewer
commissioners and board of health shall continue to exercise their respective
responsibilities with regard to administering policies under their control or
as established by statute or town by-law.
SECTION 4. This act shall constitute a general by-law of the town of
Royalston and any changes in the composition or administration of the
department of public works shall be accomplished by amendments to said by-law
in the manner prescribed for any such by-law.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.