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DPW - Buildings and Grounds

The Buildings and Grounds Program is to provide ongoing maintenance and custodial services for all City owned buildings and grounds so that City Employees, Somerville Residents and the general public have access to clean and safe public buildings and grounds.

  • Plow, salt, sand and shovel all schools, municipal buildings and municipal lots during a snowstorm for safe access for the public and municipal employees.
  • Provide installation, maintenance & repairs to various flagpoles and banners in order to maintain the beautification of the City.
  • Maintain and repair the City’s playgrounds for the general public in order to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Maintain and repair the City’s Ball fields and lighting for athletic events to provide a safe environment for the general public.
  • Provide weed control, mowing and fall clean up services in order to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Empty trash barrels three days per week in various locations in order to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Maintain various irrigation and play shower systems in order to prevent plant and grass damage to maintain beautification for the general public.
  • Maintain and repair DPW small motor equipment in order to support DPW operations.
  • Provide litter control, fence repair and landscaping services to various City locations in order to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Provide maintenance and clean up services for Adopt-A-Spot on the City’s green space in order to provide a more attractive environment.  
  • Issue permits for the use of City parks to prevent scheduling conflicts and provide access to City facilities.
  • Provide custodial services to DPW buildings in order to maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Supervise outside Contractors for HVAC, fire safety, fire alarm, asbestos, security systems, pest control, elevator repairs, oil deliveries and chemical treatments for all municipal buildings in order to provide a safe and healthy environment.
  • Provide availability 24 hours a day to respond to City Agencies for the maintenance, security and safety of all City buildings.
  • Respond to emergency repairs on City owned buildings within 24 hours of notification in order to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Respond within 4 days of notification to priority repairs in order to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Provide routine maintenance services on City owned buildings on a scheduled basis in order to maintain buildings in a satisfactory condition.
  • Respond to various work requests in a timely manner in order to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Respond to various work request for furniture moves in a timely manner in order to provide a safe and clean environment.