Hello, this is Mike Brown, Administrator of the Public Services Division. The Department is made up of three different divisions, Field Services, Facility Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, and is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the infrastructure of the City of Barstow. We also provide support for other City departments in the form of traffic control, setup and teardown for special events and a variety of other ways. We are also responsible for emergency response to flooding or other disasters that may occur.
The Field Services Division is comprised of two teams. Each team has several main responsibilities that are unique to that team and many other responsibilities that are considered to be common to both teams. It is not uncommon, however, for both teams to work together to accomplish tasks that are larger than one team can handle on their own and as we move forward, these teams will be working closer together in a more concentrated effort.
I would like to take a moment to share with you several important projects that the Public Services Division has worked on over this past quarter.
The City of Barstow Community Services Department has been working hard to keep our City looking good. Here are a few of the things that we accomplished over the past few months.
Community Services Department
Restriped Main St. between Seventh and Muriel and from Yucca to Eastgate to add a bike lane.
Received approximately 60,000 cubic yards of dirt from the old Walmart site and used it to rehab the banks of one of the percolation ponds at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Restriped about half of the City using the new striper and are preparing to do the other half in the next few weeks. This will put us on target for striping everything twice a year.
Replaced the no parking signs around the high school to reflect the current times and used bigger signs to make them easier to read.
Continue to do our routine work and support other departments as needed.