Board of Public Works


  • 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.

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Members serve 3 year staggered terms

Term Expires
Committee Position
Phone Number
Dave Willborn 2024  608-274-4570
David Herbst 2023Alder, Chair 608-273-0268
Mike Gernetzke 2023  608-698-0523
Kim Lobdell  2025 
Jim Wheeler 2023 Alder 608-571-5273
Bill Balke  Staff Contact


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.