Advisory Board of Public Works

As described in our Charter, the Advisory Board of Public Works shall, from time to time, consult with the Town Administrator for the purpose of providing advice and assistance in the development of policy guidelines for the operation of the Department of Public Works and perform other advisory functions related to the Department of Public Works as the Town Council may direct.

The following tasks are undertaken by the Advisory Board:

  • Serve as the Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  • Develop, revise, and update, as necessary, policies and procedures related to rubbish and recycling, sanitary sewer connection permits, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas
  • Review all public works articles for Town Meeting and provide recommendations for each such article to the Town Administrator and Town Council
  • Serve as the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee
  • Recommend water and sewer rates to the Town Council
  • Hold hearings and make recommendations on petitions of residents for acceptance of private ways under the Betterment Act
  • Develop, revise, and update, as necessary, public works policies and procedures
  • Hold public hearings with the Town Council, as required, on petitions to construct or alter utility lines in the Town of Wakefield and make recommendations regarding disposition of such petition

Board Members

Name Title
Maria Palomino Board Member, April 2023
Christopher Tarr Board Member, April 2021
Elena Proakis-Ellis Board Member, April 2022
Adam Pinkney Clerk