The grounds maintenance program provides maintenance, beautification, and improvements for 60 acres of municipal grounds. This includes 14 parks, 67 traffic islands, 49 memorial islands, 22 facilities grounds, 4 playgrounds, 7 ball fields, 4 tennis courts, 43 ways to water, and 17 beaches. It includes administration of the Town’s Adopt-A-Spot program for 61 locations, support to the Conservation Department with conservation land maintenance, support to the Recreation Department with beach raking, and support to the Administrative & Technical Division with landscaping tasks on specific projects. It also provides support to the Marine and Environmental Affairs Department with seasonal dock installation and removal. Also assists the Highway Division with the snow & ice management program. This program also includes the management of a 20’X48’ greenhouse to support the Town’s floriculture program.
The Building Maintenance Program is responsible for emergency and scheduled maintenance/repairs to over 56 municipal buildings including the Town Hall Campus, the Police Department, Hyannis Youth & Community Center, comfort stations, beach houses, and all Department/Division facilities. This team is comprised of 3 carpenters and supported with skilled laborers who work together on repairs, renovations and new construction at municipal facilities. This program assists the Recreation Division with the set-up and removal of beach ramps, ticket booths and lifeguard stations at our 14 beach locations. It is responsible for the maintenance and repairs for 3 marinas, 6 dock systems and 17 boat ramps. This section replaces and constructs 12,000 sq. ft. of floats and 14 ramps. They perform the seasonal installation and removal of these floats. Additionally, this team provides support to the Highway Division for snow & ice management and the Town Clerk for all elections.
The custodial program provides janitorial services for 6 municipal office buildings, 4 comfort stations, 3 community buildings, 1 cemetery office, Hyannis Youth & Community Center and the Barnstable Police Station facility. Cleaning schedules provide daily routine maintenance including floor care, dusting, restroom cleaning/sanitation, trash removal, recycling, and all associated cleaning activities. The custodial staff is also responsible for purchasing, inventory and distribution of all cleaning supplies in support of municipal facilities and recreational programs at 14 beach buildings. Additional services include building security, safety inspections, Town meeting set up and special events support. Other preventative maintenance responsibilities include interior painting, carpet cleaning, floor polishing and window cleaning.
The cemetery program provides the management, maintenance, beautification, and improvements for 101 acres of municipal cemetery grounds consisting of fourteen (14) active and three (3) inactive cemeteries. The Cemetery Program also includes the management of the columbarium niches at Mosswood Cemetery. The section provides preventive maintenance and repair of all landscaping and interment services equipment. It provides scheduling, coordination and supervision of funeral services for approximately 200 burials annually. It also provides installation services for burial vaults, monument foundations, flush markers and lot corner markers. The section maintains accurate records, data base systems, and periodically updates