Fleet Maintenance

The Equipment Maintenance Department is responsible for servicing, repairing, and maintaining the City's equipment and fleet. They are also responsible for fabrications that are to be done for the City. The Shop Foreman makes assignments and oversees the general operation of the shop. The department is a primary source of information in the preparation of bid specifications for all types of vehicles, tools and equipment.

Eleven departments are dependent upon Equipment Maintenance for vehicle and equipment repair, routine maintenance, and fabrications of tools or equipment. The department maintains approximately 196 pieces of equipment and vehicles, including, but not limited to, chainsaws and lawn mowers, earth movers (scrapers), street sweepers, snow plows, trash compactors, road graders, cars, dump trucks, pickups, fire trucks, police cars and refuse trucks.

The department provides engine tune-ups, oil changes, lubrication and fabrications. The department also stocks and inventory of oils, grease, hydraulic fluids, filters, and other similar items, and is responsible for the fuel system and pumps.

The department has an on-call system in the event of after hours breakdowns, calls, and/or emergency repairs. Most of the maintenance service and repair work is performed in the City shop. However, on occasion, a mechanic is called to a job site to make emergency repairs.