The Legislative Authority cannot shift its ultimate responsibility. The County Legislative Authority members are those who must facel the taxpayers at each election. It is therefore the County Legislative Authority's responsibility to develop broad policies that allow the Engineer the authority to organize and staff the departments under his or hers jurisdiction in the best possible way to get the entire job done.
It is to everybody's benefit to have written policies to cover situations that come up on a regular basis, or to cover problems or situations that the Legislative Authority would like handled in a specific way. A good written policy will save time for the County Legislative Authority and for the County Engineer. It will also serve to provide improved service to the public, since answers can be given to specific questions and services can be performed in specific ways, without having to try to remember, "How did we handle it last time?"
Policy regarding organization.
Policy regarding personnel practices.
Policy regarding handling of complaints.
Policy regarding utilities accommodation on county road rights of way.
Go to the model documents page in the CRAB Library for a listing of model agreements, policies, and other information.
Contact Engineering@CRAB for more information.