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Town of Reading Department of Public Works
16 Lowell St, Reading, MA 01867

The Reading Department of Public Works (DPW) plans, designs, operates, maintains and manages public ways, park lands,More open space, public grounds, cemeteries, recreation programs, water distribution systems, sewer collection systems and disposing of solid waste. 

The DPW also provides engineering support services and motor equipment maintenance services to town departments. 

While the administration offices are at Town Hall, the DPW facility is located at 75 New Crossing Rd. Jeffrey T. Zager is the DPW director.

Richard F. Spindler Public Works Complex
166 Chestnut St, North Reading, MA 01864

The North Reading Department of Public Works consists of eight divisions that oversee and maintain the townsMore infrastructure and public facilities. Those divisions include Administration; Cemetery, Parks and Grounds; Engineering; Machinery Maintenance; Road and Street; Solid Waste and Recycling; Town Buildings; and Water. 

The Road and Street Division oversees and maintains the town's storm drainage system, sidewalks and 90 miles of roads. It also assists with snow removal and handles small construction projects.

The Recycling and Solid Waste Division oversees the town's curbside waste and recycling removal program. It also holds an annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day for town residents, and it maintains the town's lawn-waste disposal area at the Spindler Public Works Complex.

Along with housing the town's public works equipment, the Spindler Public Works Complex is the site of North Reading's composting center, which is open from April through December. The facility also is open Sundays in November for leaf disposal.

Wood End Cemetery
40 Franklin St, Reading, MA 01867
Established in 1997 on Franklin Street, Wood End Cemetery has lots available. The cemetery is closed for half an hourMore after sunset. The cemetery is operated by the Department of Public Works' Cemetery Division and the Board of Cemetery Trustees.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
25 Lowell St, Reading, MA 01867
Established in 1737 and on the National Register of Historic Places, Laurel Hill Cemetery is the town's oldest cemetery.More The cemetery is closed for half an hour after sunset. The cemetery is operated by the Department of Public Works' Cemetery Division and the Board of Cemetery Trustees.
Charles Lawn
180 Charles St, Reading, MA 01867
Opened on Charles Street in 1992, the cemetry, Charles Lawn has lots available. The cemetery is closed for half an hourMore after sunset. The cemetery is operated by the Department of Public Works' Cemetery Division and the Board of Cemetery Trustees.
Reading Town Hall
16 Lowell St, Reading, MA 01867

Reading Town Hall is located in the heart of Reading, on Lowell Street. 

Most town departments areMore located in the three-floor brick building. On the lower level is the Department of Public Works, including Recreation, Engineering, Water & Sewer, Cemetery and the DPW administration offices. There is also a lower-level conference room.

On the first floor is the community services departments, including Town Clerk, Veterans Agent, Town Manager/Selectmen, Building Inspections and Zoning, Conservation, Elder & Human Services, Health, Historical Commission and Planning. There are three conference rooms on the first floor, including the Selectmen's Meeting Room and the Arnold Berger Conference Room.

The second floor features accounting and finance departments, including Assessment, Town Accountant, Technology, Human Resources, Retirement, Payroll and Treasurer. 

Town government phone numbers are:

Emergency -- 911

Police, general business -- 781-944-1212

Fire, general business -- 781-944-3132

Public Works, emergency (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F) -- 781-942-9077

Public Works, emergency (nights and weekends) -- 781-944-1212

Reading Municipal Light Department -- 781-944-1340

Board of Selectmen -- 781-942-9043

Town Manager -- 781-942-9043

School Department -- 781-944-5800

Public Works -- 781-942-9077

Water/Sewer -- 781-942-9077

Engineering -- 781-942-9082

Cemetery -- 781-942-9086

Public Library -- 781-944-0840

Senior Center -- 781-942-6794

Elder/Human Services -- 781-942-6608

Public Health-- 781-942-9061

Veterans Service Officer -- 781-942-6610

Recreation -- 781-942-9075

Town Clerk/Elections -- 781-942-9050

Human Resources -- 781-942-9033

Retirement -- 781-942-9007

Treasurer -- 781-942-9005

Collector -- 781-942-9023

Assessors -- 781-942-9027

Planning -- 781-942-6610

Building -- 781-942-6613

Conservation -- 781-942-9061

Forest Glen Cemetery
Pearl St & Forest Glen Rd, Reading, MA 01867
Located at Pearl Street and Forest Glen Road, the cemetery opened in 1924. The cemetery is closed for half an hour afterMore sunset. The cemetery is operated by the Department of Public Works' Cemetery Division and the Board of Cemetery Trustees.
Reading Police Department
15 Union St, Reading, MA 01867

The Reading Police Department includes a detective bureau, patrol division, records office and a school resourceMore officer.

The department's mission statement is, "The Reading Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and service to the citizens and business people within the community. The members of the department are empowered to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and By-laws of the Town of Reading to ensure that the peace and tranquility of our neighborhoods are maintained and that crime and the fear of crime are reduced. We emphasize and value integrity, honesty, impartiality and professionalism from our members in order to create an environment that values differences and fosters fairness and flexibility in our mission. We encourage citizen input and interaction that will assist us in developing sound partnerships between the community and police. Working together we can protect our future and enhance the quality of life for everyone within the town."

James W. Cormier is the chief of police.

North Reading Town Hall
235 North St, North Reading, MA 01864

Town Hall is located outside the town center on North Street, off Lowell Street and Route 62. It is home to manyMore departments of the town government, including the town administrator, town clerk, Board of Selectmen, assessor, community planning, public works, parks and recreation, tax collector and treasurer, and zoning.

Greg Balukonis is the town administrator. Robert Mauceri is the chairman of the Board of Selectmen.

Call ahead for specific hours for each department.

Departments located at Town Hall include:

Board of Selectmen - 978-664-6010

Accounting - 978-664-6022

Assessors - 978-664-6021

Building Department - 978-664-6040

Community Planning - 978-664-6050

Conservation - 978-664-6047

Finance Committee - 978-664-6047

Finance Department - 978-664-6022

Health Department - 978-664-6042

Human Resources - 978-664-6065

Information Technology - 978-664-6055

Parks and Recreation - 978-664-6016

Public Works - 978-664-6060

Tax Collector/Town Treasurer - 978-664-6020

Town Administrator - 978-664-6010

Town Clerk - 978-664-6030

Veterans' Services - 978-664-6011

Youth Services - 978-357-5281

Zoning - 978-664-6070