As building systems become more complex, it is necessary to have people on staff capable of performing day to day maintenance and to identify problems. The Chief Facility Operator, supervises the staff of this subdivision. These employees clean snow from City properties and sidewalks in the Winter, mow City properties in the Summer, maintain the cemeteries, and operate the weed control and vector control programs.
Beginning in 2003, the City established a mosquito suppression program that has been very successful. Employees use a combination of larvicide and adulticide to suppress the numbers of mosquitoes. This year’s efforts have had a very noticeable affect on mosquito numbers.