Department of Public Works

Snow PlowMission Statement

The mission of the Stoneham Department of Public Works is to provide and maintain the Public Services necessary for the continued growth and improvement of quality of life of the citizens of Stoneham.


The Department of Public Works staff consists of 29 employees responsible for the maintenance of Stoneham’s infrastructure and public facilities. The Divisions within the Department include:

  • Administration
  • Cemetery
  • Engineering
  • Highway
  • Parks and Grounds
  • Solid Waste and Recycling
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Water and Sewer

The Department is also responsible for the care and maintenance of Town trees, Snow and Ice removal, and Street Lighting.

Public Works Administration

The Public Works Administration is responsible for providing continuous coordination to all divisions of the Department of Public Works through effective leadership in order to ensure that all the functions of the Department are carried out completely and efficiently. The Administration consists of:

  • Director of Public Works
  • Deputy Director
  • Office Manager/Utility Billing Manager
  • Administrative Office Assistant
  • Time and Construction Clerk
  • Operations Engineer

Specific Functions

  • Preparation of the annual operating budget for the Department and overseeing expenditures of all divisions
  • Providing clerical and accounting support to the Department for the processing of payrolls, purchase orders, invoices and the management of the Departmental budget; maintaining records
  • Preparation of the water, sewer, trash bills and program coordination
  • Developing and updating the Department’s long term Capital Plan for all divisions
  • Supervising Department personnel, including ensuring that personnel are properly trained and motivated
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations relative to Public Works Operations
  • Receiving inquiries and recording complaints from citizens relative to the Public Works infrastructure and forwarding the information to the appropriate Department for action
  • Interfacing with Town Boards, Commissions, consulting engineers and other Departments, as well as providing coordination with State and Federal Agencies, other municipalities and outside utilities relative to Public Works projects
  • Prepare specifications and bid material and service contracts, oversee contracts and administer public construction projects