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Counties

New Castle County

CHAPTER 13. COUNTY DEPARTMENTS

Subchapter III. Department of Special Services


The Department of Special Services, managed by the general manager of the Department, who shall be qualified for the position by education, experience and training, may perform the following functions:

(1) In cooperation with the Department of Land Use, manage and develop plans for public facilities and infrastructure including sanitary sewers and treatment facilities, drainage systems, buildings, parks, open spaces, natural areas and greenways for the County in accordance with, and in support of, the Comprehensive Plan.

(2) Prepare designs and specifications for all types of public facilities and infrastructure including sanitary sewers and treatment facilities, drainage systems, buildings, parks, open spaces, natural areas and greenways, and supervise the construction and inspection thereof.

(3) Assist the Office of Administrative Services in the tabulation of bids and in the determination of the lowest and best bidder with respect to all public facilities and infrastructure including sanitary sewers and treatment facilities, drainage systems, buildings, parks, open spaces, natural areas and greenways, and, upon request of the Office of Administrative Services, with respect to materials, supplies and equipment.

(4) Manage, maintain and operate public facilities and infrastructure sanitary sewers and treatment facilities, drainage systems, parks, open spaces, natural areas and greenways, and perform all county functions related thereto, provided that such functions may be performed directly, by contract, or by licenses as the County Council by ordinance may from time to time determine.

(5) Manage, maintain and operate any county public water supply system.

(6) Manage, maintain and operate all public buildings, except those which by agreement with other governmental jurisdictions are to be otherwise operated and maintained and any building which shall be designated by the County Executive to be excluded from the responsibility of the Department for maintenance or operation, provided that such functions may be performed directly, by contract, or by licenses as the County Council by ordinance may from time to time determine.

(7) Manage and maintain the County Fleet and operate central garages for the storage and maintenance of equipment, and maintain all automotive equipment, except those that may be specified in writing by the County Executive for maintenance by some other office, department or board, provided that such functions may be performed directly, by contract or by licenses as the County Council by ordinance may from time to time determine.

9 Del. C. 1953, § 1421; 55 Del. Laws, c. 85, § 2; 71 Del. Laws, c. 401, § 59.;

The Department of Special Services Board shall consist of 9 members. The County Council, with the advice and consent of the County Executive, shall appoint 8 members, who shall serve for a term of 3 years, provided that the terms of the original members shall be established in a manner that 3 shall expire each year. The County Executive, with the advice and consent of the County Council, shall appoint a chairperson who shall serve at the pleasure of the County Executive.

The Board shall advise the general manager at the Department of Special Services on issues related to the functions of the Department.

Subcommittees that are directly related to functions of the Department may be established.

Board members shall be persons of recognized character and ability who meet the qualifications of the Department.

Five members of the Board constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for any action or recommendation of the Board.

71 Del. Laws, c. 401, § 59.;