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BPW Superintendent
Administrative Assistant
5 Arsene Street

Fairhaven, MA 02719
(508) 979-4030
(508) 979-4086
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Monday Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
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Board Members
Term Expires
Daniel Freitas
Robert D. Hobson, Vice Chairman
Kathleen Sturtevant,
Brian Wotton, Clerk
Michael Ristuccia, Chairman
Vincent D. Furtado
BPW Superintendent
Kathy A. Tripp
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
John M. Charbonneau
Highway Superintendent
Edward L. Fortin
Water Superintendent
Linda L. Schick
Sewer Superintendent
Mission Statement

Public Works in Fairhaven is governed by the five member, unpaid elected Board of Public Works Commissioners. The Board sets policy and establish the rules, regulations, fees, and procedures of the public works in the Town of Fairhaven.  This also includes management and maintenance of the Town roadway, park and utility infrastructure systems, including: roads, parks, cemeteries, beach, bike paths, water, sewer, storm drainage, trash collection, vehicle maintenance, and recycling center.

The Board sets policy and establishes rules, regulations, fees, and procedures. The Commissioners are empowered with the duties and responsibilities of Water Commissioners, Sewer Commissioners, Park Commissioners, and Cemetery Commissioners, as provided under state law.

We strive to maintain and improve living conditions here in Fairhaven for our residents and provide value for our tax payers.

The Board of Public Works organization is divided into the following working groups:

  • Highway
  • Parks & Grounds
  • Water
  • Sewer/Wastewater
  • Administration

40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
ph: 508.979.4023    fx: 508.979.4079
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