Public Works

Mission

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for a variety of City services including the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste, snow removal, plowing and sanding, street sweeping, upkeep and repairs to sidewalks and streets, maintenance of parks and playground, city-wide tree maintenance and planting, anti-graffiti efforts, pavement marking maintenance, signage and traffic signalization, storm water system maintenance and drainage repairs, and the maintenance of Glenwood Cemetery.

Function

Included as part of the Department of Public Works are: Engineering, Facilities Management, Fleet Maintenance, Municipal Infrastructure (which includes Glenwood Cemetery, Highway, and Parks), and Water Department.

Contact

Email:
publicworks@ci.everett.ma.us

Phone Number:
617-394-2286

Address:
Department of Public Works
19 Norman Street
Everett, MA 02149

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Staff Directory

Jerry Navarra
Executive Director of Public Works & Engineering
jnavarra@ci.everett.ma.us
617-944-0247

Kevin Noonan
Operations Manager
(617) 394-2270

Jim Frati
Superintendent of Fleet
Nick.Cerundolo@ci.everett.ma.us
617-394-2359

Brian McCarthy
Business Manager
brian.mccarthy@ci.everett.ma.us
617-944-0014

Scott Martinelli
Supervisor of Parks/Cemetery & Sanitation
scott.martinelli@ci.everett.ma.us

Engineering

The Engineering Division of DPW is responsible for improving and expanding sewer and stormwater infrastructure, as well as street, sidewalk, and park design layout. It also oversees engineers consultants, provides design review and recommendations on new projects to the Planning Board, approves all state and local water and sewer connection permits, maintains as-built plans and records of City infrastructure, performs limited surveying of street lines and properties, and prepare plans, specifications and supervises construction of small projects.

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Forms & Applications

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Contact

Email:
publicworks@ci.everett.ma.us
Phone Number:
617-394-2251
Address:
Department of Public Works
19 Norman Street
Everett, MA 02149
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Ferry Street – Elm Street Reconstruction Project

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Municipal Infrastructure

The Municipal Infrastructure Division of DPW is comprised of Highway, Parks, and Cemetery.

Highway Division
The Office of Highway is primarily responsible for the maintenance and repairs of all city streets and sidewalks. We also install new sidewalks as needed, repair potholes and other asphalt issues/concerns throughout Everett. This would include all municipal lots in Everett, as well.

Parks Division
The Office of Parks is responsible for the maintenance, repairs and upkeep of the various parks and public /municipal areas in Everett. We are also responsible for coordinating all scheduling of events, athletic or otherwise in these areas.

Cemetery Division
The Office of Cemetery is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep and scheduling for the Glenwood Cemetery, Everett’s public cemetery. This would include all burials, funerals, and memorial events at Glenwood.

Forms & Applications

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Contact

Email:
publicworks@ci.everett.ma.us
Phone Number:
617-394-2251
Address:
Department of Public Works
19 Norman Street
Everett, MA 02149
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Water & Sewer

Mission is to provide reliable, high quality, safe and clean drinking water as well as reliable sewer services at a reasonable cost with superior customer service. The Water & Sewer Department Operates and Maintains the City of Everett’s water distribution System and Wastewater collection system.

Water System information
Drinking water enters the City from the MWRA’s Water distribution in 5 locations throughout the City. The City’s Water distribution system consist of approximately 70 Miles of Pipe ranging from 2 to 24” in diameter, 1800 valves, 724 fire hydrants, and over 8,200 service connections.

Wastewater Collection System
The City’s Wastewater collection system consist of approximately 70 miles of pipe ranging from 6 to 36”. All of the City’s Wastewater travels via gravity through city pipes and then enters the MWRA’s Waste water Collection System

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Documents

Chapter 15 + 15a Documents

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Contact

Email:
publicworks@ci.everett.ma.us
Phone Number:
617-394-2251
Address:
Department of Public Works
19 Norman Street
Everett, MA 02149
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an Assessor do?

Assessors are required by Massachusetts General Laws to value all real and personal property. The valuations are subject to taxation (referred to as Ad Valorem Tax). Ad Valorem tax means that property is taxed according to value. Property in Massachusetts is assessed/valued at 100% fair market value.

It is required by Department of Revenue that the values are submitted to them for certification every 5 years. Everett’s schedule is 2020, 2025 etc. The Assessing Department is also required to do interim adjustments in the 4 off years. This is accomplished by actual sales studies – comparing the assessment of the property to its selling price. This is done so that the property taxpayer pays his or her fair share of the cost of local government, in proportion to the amount of money the property is worth.

What does an Assessor not do?

The Assessor does not raise or lower taxes. The Assessor does not make the laws which affect property owners. The Massachusetts Constitution requires that direct taxes on persons be proportionately and reasonably imposed. In addition, the Declaration of Rights, Part I, Article 10, requires each individual to bear his fair share of public expenses.

The Assessor’s Department has nothing to do with the total amount of tax collected. The Assessor’s responsibility is to find the fair cash value of your property, so that you may pay only your fair share of the taxes. The tax rate is determined by all the taxing agencies within the City, and is the basis for the budget needed to provide services, such as schools, roads, fire, law enforcement, etc. The tax rates are simply those rates which will provide funds to pay for those services.

How is the assessment determined?

To arrive at “full and fair cash value” the Assessors must know what “willing sellers” and “willing buyers” will pay/receive for property. This is done by collecting, recording and analyzing a great deal of information about property and market characteristics in order to estimate the fair market value. This includes knowing the current cost of construction in the area and any changes in zoning, financing and economic conditions that may affect property values. The object is to estimate “full and fair cash value” as of January 1 (known as the “assessment date”) prior to the fiscal year that starts July 1.

For example, the assessment date for Fiscal Year 2016 is January 1, 2015 and Fiscal Year 2016 goes from July 1, 2015 through to June 30, 2016.

What do I do if I disagree with the assessed value of my property?

If your opinion of the value of your property differs from the assessed value, go to the Assessor’s Department and collect pertinent data to support your opinion. For information on this, please visit the Abatement page.

What is an exemption?

As stated from the Department of Revenue’s Newsletter City/Town July 2013, an exemption is a privilege established by the Legislature that releases or discharges a taxpayer from the obligation to pay all or a portion of a tax.

Property tax exemptions are found in various clauses of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59 Section 5. Generally, personal exemptions refer to those property tax exemptions available under state law to taxpayers based on their personal circumstances.

They include, for example, exemptions available to persons who are legally blind, disabled veterans, surviving spouses, minors with a deceased parent or senior citizens. Some eligibility requirements are common to all personal exemptions, for example, taxpayers must own and occupy the property as their domicile to qualify. Other requirements apply to particular exemptions. Some exemptions or qualifications apply only in communities that adopt them.