Pole, Conduit Commission

Chapters 213-14 of the Acts of 1922.

Regulate the installation and maintenance of electrical poles and underground conduits for City property.

Utility companies are required to pay a fee for each petition that they submit to the Pole and Conduit Meeting. The fee is charged per street. The Residential fee is $110.00 and the Commercial fee is $180.00.

3 members (Superintendent of Streets, City Electrician, and License Commission Chair)


  • Andrea S. Jackson, Chair
  • Stephen Lenkauskas, City Electrician
  • William Dwyer, Superintendent of Streets


3 years

License Commission, 617-349-6141 Dana Clarke, Administrative Assistant, License Commission

Pole and Conduit meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m., in the Conference Room at 831 Mass Ave., Cambridge.

The following are meeting minutes for Pole and Conduit Commission:

Meeting Dates for 2015

Meeting dates for 2014

Meeting dates for 2013

Meeting dates for 2012

Meeting dates for 2011

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Ph: 617-349-4000
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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager