Highway Department

Description of Duties

In Stow, the Highway Superintendent is an appointed official who directs and administers a department with an Assistant Superintendent, Crew Chief and a number of full time and part-time or seasonal employees.

The Superintendent

Brian Hatch, Superintendent of Streets, is responsible for the ordinary repair and maintenance of over 60 miles of public and private ways in the Town. Coordinates repairs, maintenance and construction of town roads, parking lots, bridges, culverts, storm water systems (drainage), sidewalks, traffic control signs,  along with snow & ice control for roads and municipal parking lots. Coordinates with the town tree warden for care of town owned public shade trees.

  • Applies for state and federal funds
  • Oversees contractors working for the town
  • Is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of the department's snow removal and construction equipment
  • Oversees maintenance of the Town's two commons and town building grounds

The Crew 

  • Brian Taranto, Crew Chief
  • Vacant, Public Works Business Manager
  • Jerry Camara, Mechanic
  • Nicholas Whalen, Equipment Operator
  • Nico Antonelli, Tree Climber
  • Colin Taranto, Tree Climber
  • Benjamin Kelson, Driver/Laborer
  • Zachary Forest, Driver/Laborer
  • Vacant, Driver/Laborer
  • Jon DeVries, Laborer
  • Jamie Higgins, Laborer
  • Tim Gray, Per-Diem Equipment Operator
  • Mark Trefry, Per-Diem Equipment Operator


Staff Contacts

Name Title
Brian Hatch Superintendent of Streets