Chapter 28-Competition with Private Enterprise

2-28-1 PURPOSE
2-28-2 WATER DEPARTMENT
2-28-3 WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT
2-28-4 FIRE DEPARTMENT
2-28-5 PARK DEPARTMENT/COMMUNITY EDUCATION
2-28-6 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT UNDER SUPERVISION OF CITY MANAGER
2-28-7 LIBRARY
2-28-8 POLICE DEPARTMENT
2-28-9 CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE
2-28-10 CABLE TELEVISION COMMISSION
2-28-11 MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY
2-28-12 GENERAL PROVISIONS

2-28-1 PURPOSE. Pursuant tot he provisions of Section 23A.2 of the Code of Iowa as adopted by HG 529 of the Acts of the 72nd G.A., the following departments of the City are hereby authorized to do the following.

2-28-2 WATER DEPARTMENT

A. Drill wells, install lines and towers, pump and sell water.

B. Test water and perform inspections.

2-28-3 WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT

A. Construct and maintain sanitary sewer lines and lift stations.

B. Test wastewater samples for other municipalities and industries.

C. Operate a wastewater treatment plant.

D. Treat wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial users and charge fees for such service.

2-28-4 FIRE DEPARTMENT

A. Fire suppression.

B. Fire code inspections, plan review and enforcement.
C. Rescue and extrication.

D. Advanced and basic emergency medical care and first aid.

E. Public C.P.R. training.

F. Public fire prevention training.

G. Purchase of lease fire apparatus and equipment and repair and maintain the same.

H. Fire station building repair and maintenance

I. Fire station grounds maintenance

J. Train Fire Department employees

K. Respond to any emergency which may arise within the City of Maquoketa or surrounding Townships under contract with the City.

L. Organize and administer community festivities.

2-28-5 PARKS DEPARTMENT/COMMUNITY EDUCATION.

A. Rent pavilions.

B. Rent community center rooms.

C. Mow park and City lawns.

D. Operate City vending machines.

E. Purchase and re-sell pool concession items.

F. Provide swimming lessons.

G. Pick up garbage and trash.

H. Fertilize lawns.

I. Spray for weeds.

J. Perform snow removal.

K. Operate and maintain skating rinks and all City parks.

L. Operate tot lot.

M. Operate playground program.

N. Rent ball diamonds.

O. Lease tennis courts and provide lighting.

P. Provide golf and art lessons.

Q. Conduct youth and adult recreation programs, projects, and activities.

2-28-6 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT UNDER SUPERVISION OF THE CITY MANAGER.

A. Provide engineering services relative to City wide infrastructuring needs including: gathering of engineering date; analysis and evaluation of engineering data; developing and administering records of City infrastructure; design and preparations of plans, specifications, and contract documents; contract administration; construction inspection; staking and surveying; administration of State, local and Federal regulations governing the development, repair, or improvements of City infrastructure.

B. Maintain City property and easement in accordance with City Code and policy including: planting and pruning and removal of trees and shrubs; mowing grass and weeds, construction, repair and maintenance of City buildings, removal and disposal of dead animals, repair, fabrication, maintenance of City vehicles and equipment.

C. Abatement of public nuisances on private property in accordance with City, State, and Federal regulations.

D. Construct, repair, maintain and inspect the City’s transportation system including: grading; excavating; sawing; breaking and removing concrete and asphalt; applying salt, sand, rock, chlorides, road oil, and other roadway chemicals or materials; removal of snow, ice, leaves, dirt, and other debris; bridge and culvert cleaning, painting and repair; installation, repair, replacement or removal of traffic signs, signals, street lights, street markers, information signs, pavement markings, barricades and other traffic control devices.

E. Construct, repair, maintain and inspect the City’s storm water conveyance and sanitary sewer conveyance systems including: excavating, grading; pipe-laying; manhole and inlet construction and repair; cleaning sewers and ditches; relieving backups; applying chemical treatments; locating and televising; grouting.

2-28-7 LIBRARY DEPARTMENT

A. Loan books, records, cassette tapes and magazines.

B. Make available newspapers, magazines and books for patron use in Library.

C. Make available a photocopier for patron use.

D. Make available a microfilm/microfiche copier for public use.

E. Provide meeting room for meetings.

F. Reference/information services.

G. Directory assistance.

H. Process and catalog Library books.

I. Borrow films and video from State Library.

J. Borrow books from other Libraries.

K. Sell used books.

2-28-8 POLICE DEPARTMENT

A. Enforce the laws of the State of Iowa and the City of Maquoketa, Iowa.

B. Provide security services.

C. Provide traffic control services for such events as parade and funeral processions.

D. Provide service of process and notices.

E. Provide transportation.

F. Provide emergency medical aid.

G. Provide photo processing and printing.

2-28-9 CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE.

A. Maintain records and accounts.

B. Receive and invest funds
C. Issue Licenses and permits.

2-28-10 CABLE TELEVISION COMMISSION

A. Operate a local access studio and cable television channel.

B. Video tape programs of general interest to the Community.

C. Sell copies of video tapes of various programs and events.

2-28-11 MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY.

A. Construct and maintain electric lines and substations.

B. Generate electrical power.

C. Sell electric power and related services.

D. Sell and install electrically related equipment such as security lights, meters, etc.

2-28-12 GENERAL PROVISIONS. All City Departments are hereby authorized to do the following:

A. Maintain records, supplies and equipment.

B. Use and maintain all property under the Department’s control whether real or personal and whether owned or leased.

C. Purchase or rent property, real or personal.

D. Answer and initiate phone calls.

E. Bill for services and materials.

F. Employ personnel to carry out its mission and train personnel.

G. Perform all tasks assigned to it by the City or State law and by the City Council or City Manager.

H. Do such things as are authorized through the City budget or appropriation process.

I. Do such things as have traditionally been performed by the Department.

J. Engage in manufacturing, processing, sale, offering for sale, rental, leasing, delivery, dispensing, distributing, or advertising of goods or services to the public at such times and in such appropriate manager as the Department head deems appropriate.
(Ord. 695, 11-7-88)