Board of Public Works

Meetings


  • 5:30 p.m. 
  • First and third Monday of every month
  • City Hall, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Agendas and Minutes


Board of Public Works agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes

Members


Members serve 3 year staggered terms
Name
Term Expires
Committee Position
Phone Number
Dave Willborn  2021    608-274-4570
David Herbst  2022 Mayor Designee, Chair  608-516-7173
Mike Gernetzke  2023    608-698-0523
Kim Lobdell   2022  
 608-444-0073
Sarah Schroeder  2022  Alder, Vice-Chair
 608-271-4813
Bill Balke    Staff Contact
 608-270-4261

Composition


The Board of Public Works shall be comprised of an alderperson, three residents of the utility district, and the mayor unless the mayor names a designee to serve.  The mayor may change a designee or choose to assume membership on the board at any time.  The mayor or designee shall serve as chairperson of the board & the alderperson shall serve as vice-chairperson.  One member will serve on the transportation commission.

Summary of Duties


The Board of Public Works shall superintend all public works, keep the streets and public works in repair, and determine the schedule of using streets for the laying or changing of water or gas pipes, electric light and telephone poles. Additionally, to superintend the city's refuse collection, recycling programs, and yard waste, the restoration of streets, alleys and sidewalks, to oversee all municipal buildings and manage all city utilities, maintenance and engineering activities within the city.