The Town of Wellesley elects a Board of Public Works consisting of three residents who each serve a three-year term. The Board has the general duties of road commissioners, surveyors of highways, superintendent of streets, water commissioners, and sewer commissioners.
It is the mission of the Board of Public Works, acting through the Director and Managers of the Department of Public Works, to provide the following services to the Town in a cost effective, accountable, responsive, safe and efficient manner, according to generally accepted municipal standards and with a dedication to excellence:
Engineering and technical services required to plan, coordinate, develop, construct, operate and maintain Town Facilities
Highway services required to construct, operate and maintain roads, sidewalks and drainage systems
Services and facilities required to preserve, develop, operate and maintain public parks, recreation areas, trees and open space, according to general policies established by the Natural Resources Commissioners
Services and facilities required to operate and maintain a recycling, refuse management, and transfer facility
Services and facilities required to construct operate and maintain the Town's water and sewer systems, and to collect fees from users sufficient to recover costs and maintain a prudent balance sheet
Management services required to plan, organize, monitor and control the operations of the various programs identified above in a prudent financial manner and subject to identified performance objectives; and such other specific functions that may be assigned to the DPW in the course of events.