The Department of Public Works is responsible for operating and maintaining a wide variety of town functions, from…More plowing the roads to keeping the sewers running. Though it operates several facilities throughout town, the department is headquartered on the fourth floor of Brookline's Town Hall.
The department includes five divisions – Engineering, Highway and Sanitation, Parks and Open Space, Transportation, and Water and Sewer – and is overseen by Commissioner Andrew Pappastergion.
Located on the third floor of Brookline's Town Hall, the Building Department is responsible for overseeing all…More construction, renovations and demolition in town, and enforcing any relevant regulations or bylaws. Building Department staff also work closely with elected members of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals through the permitting process.
The Public Buildings division of the department is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of all town and school buildings in Brookline.
The department is overseen by Director Michael Shepard.
Housed in its own building adjacent to Town Hall and the Pierce School, the Brookline Health Department provides a…More variety of services to ensure the health of people living and working in Brookline.
In addition to promoting healthy lifestyles through a variety of public-awareness initiatives, department staff are responsible for overseeing child-care providers, inspecting facilities that prepare and serve food, organizing immunization clinics and helping town departments prepare for the possibility of a public-health emergency.
Dr. Alan Balsam serves as the department's director.
Situated in the heart of Brookline Village, Brookline's six-story town hall is home to the majority of the town's…More offices and serves as a meeting place for its many boards, commissions and committees. The building was completely gutted and renovated in 2008.
Town Hall is home to the school, finance and public works departments, as well as the offices of the town clerk, town counsel, town administrator and Board of Selectmen. The police, fire and health departments are housed in adjacent buildings in Brookline Village.
Metered parking is available in a lot between Town Hall the Pierce School and on nearby streets, though spaces can be hard to find during evening meetings. Town Hall is a short walk from the Brookline Village Station on the T.
Public restrooms are located adjacent to the Treasurer's Office on the ground floor, or across from the elevators on all other floors.