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Chapter 112 AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS OF THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 650 of the acts of 1953 is hereby amended by striking out section 4, as amended by section 1 of chapter 94 of the acts of 1988, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 4. There shall be within the department of public works the following divisions:

(1) division of highways, electric lines and lights;
(2) division of engineering;
(3) division of waterworks; and
(4) division of buildings and grounds.

Existing divisions may be eliminated or new divisions created as may be considered necessary by the mayor with the approval of the board of aldermen.
Each division of the department of public works shall have the management and control of those duties as may be determined by the commissioner of public works or by the board of aldermen.

SECTION 2.
Said chapter 650 is hereby further amended by striking out section 5, as most recently amended by section 3 of said chapter 94, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 5. There shall be a superintendent of the division of highways, electric lights and lines; a city engineer; a superintendent of the division of waterworks; a superintendent of the division of buildings and grounds; and a supervisor of school facilities and energy conservation. The city engineer and the superintendents of the various divisions shall have charge of their respective divisions under the direction of the commissioner of public works.

The mayor shall annually appoint, subject to the confirmation of the board of aldermen, a superintendent of the division of highways, electric lights and lines; a city engineer who may also be the commissioner of public works; a superintendent of waterworks; an operations manager of waterworks; a 311 director; a superintendent of the division of buildings and grounds; and a supervisor of school facilities and energy conservation.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved May 21 , 2008


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