Public Works


Loren Umbertis
Public Works Director

142 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA
Monday through Thursday
8:30am - 5:00 pm
Closed Fridays

Welcome to the Department of Public Works

Our Department

  • Administration Division: Oversees the Town's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), maintenance of street lighting and traffic signals, building and facility maintenance, park maintenance, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program management.
  • Staff: DPW currently has four full-time maintenance staff, led by Public Works Director Loren Umbertis. We also collaborate with outside professionals for engineering services and capital project management.
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP): Manages projects like street reconstruction, sidewalk repair, pedestrian trails, and bridges. Handles capital grants and funding, working closely with local, state, and federal agencies.

Divisions within DPW

  1. Street Maintenance Division
    Responsibilities: Pothole repair, stormwater systems, traffic striping, signage, parking lots, street sweeping, sidewalk maintenance, and emergency response during town-wide crises (e.g., winter storms).
  2. Park Maintenance Division
    Responsibilities: Maintenance of Town-owned facilities including Peri Park, Bolinas Park, Contratti Ballfield, irrigation management, weed abatement/landscaping, downtown maintenance, and emergency response during town-wide crises (e.g., winter storms).
  3. Street Lighting Division
    Responsibilities: Maintenance of Town's street lights and traffic signals. Street light maintenance is managed through a contract with Marin General Services Authority (MGSA), and traffic signal maintenance is provided by DC Electric.
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