Board of Public Works


Regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Board of Public Works meetings may be held using videoconferencing technology. More information, including the written procedures governing the use of videoconferencing technology, is available on our Boards and Committees page. The live stream of the meeting and video recordings of prior meetings are available on the City’s YouTube channel.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent AgendaView Available Minutes

Public Comments

You can submit public comments for upcoming Board of Public Works meetings here.


& Duties

Policies and procedures for the Department of Public Works are set and revised by the Board of Public Works, which consists of 6 city residents that are appointed by the Mayor. The Superintendent of Public Works reports to the Board of Public Works.

The Board of Public Works has authority over the following items subject to the direction and review of Common Council:

  • Water, except that it shall not in any manner fluoridate the water.
  • Sewers and Drains.
  • Streets and Sidewalks.
  • Creeks and Bridges.
  • Street lighting.
  • Parks.
  • Cemeteries.
  • Garbage.
  • Public Buildings and Property.
  • Parking Management.

If you have a topic that requires discussion with the Board of Public Works, please send all pertinent information to the Superintendent via email or postal mail explaining the item for discussion and exactly what action you would like the Board to take. Please be very specific and detailed in your description. The more information the Board has prior to the meeting, the quicker they will be able to make a decision.

More information on the Board of Public Works


  • Acting Mayor Laura Lewis, Chair
  • Claudia Jenkins, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Vacancy
     Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Robert F. Morache
       Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • David Warden
       Term expires: December 31, 2020

  • Garrick Blalock
      Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Marshall McCormick
       Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • George McGonigal, Common Council Liaison