The Facilities Maintenance Department protects and monitors the health of our Town's third largest investment, our buildings and property. Three areas of concern for them are urgent repairs for currently broken or noncompliant Town properties, performing deferred maintenance to save our investments from failing completely, and beginning regular, routine maintenance to save our buildings for generations to come.
Other Departments have put in requests and the team has been hard at work. Click here to access the gallery of before and after pictures and click here to access the list of requested projects. Note, these projects are not in the order they will be completed, factors including urgency and required man-hours will be used rather than a first-come-first-serve system.
On top of the potential to look at the long-term health of our buildings and have a dedicated team, creating the Facilities Maintenance Department affords us an assistant Building Commissioner when needed since Jim has the certification, and anytime we hire contractors we have to pay prevailing wage by law. The wage is higher overall, but Plainville is grouped with Boston for our prevailing wage, meaning that we need to pay upwards of $80 an hour per contracted employee.