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MANSFIELD MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT HISTORY

The Town of Mansfield voted June 25, 1903 to establish and operate a Municipal Lighting Plant and voted to issue bonds for $40,000 to cover the costs involved. The Building committee, appointed by the selectmen, purchased a lot of land on West Church Street consisting of 26,480 square feet. The land was bought for a reasonable price of four cents per square foot.

H.B. Rust & Co., Electrical Contractors of Providence, RI, were awarded a contract totaling $38,300 for the work necessary to get the plant up and running. A brick building was built to house the generation equipment and department offices. The same building is still in use today as a garage for the department's Bucket trucks

All of the town's electricity would be supplied by two 150 - horsepower American Diesel engines that were connected to two 100 - kilowatt inductor - type alternators. The contract awarded the Rust Co. also provided for 345 lights to be installed on four street lighting circuits that were being constructed, thus the Mansfield Municipal Electric Department was established.

Commissioners:

Jess Aptowitz – Chairman
Olivier Kozlowski – Vice Chairman
Frank DelVecchio – Clerk
Douglas Annino – Commissioner
George Dentino – Commissioner

 

Management Team:

William Ross – Town Manager/Manager Light Dept  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gary Babin – Director  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laurie Anderson – Business Manager  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chris Cox – Electrical Engineer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gary D'Ambra – Line Foreman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ken Thomson – Staff Accountant  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ADDRESS
125 High Street; Unit # 2
Mansfield, MA 02048

AFTER HOURS OUTAGES

Call 508-261-7300 to reach Mansfield Police Dispatch, they will notify the on-call Lineman.

PHONE NUMBERS
Office 508-261-7361
Office Fax 508-261-7391
Operations 508-261-7395
Operations Fax 508-261-7451
OFFICE HOURS
Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 12pm
OPERATIONS HOURS
Mon - Fri 7am - 3pm