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
Over the last few months, the Field Services Department has been busy completing the usual tasks for this time of year. In January, we took down all the Holiday decorations, cleaned up after winter storms, did sign maintenance, filled potholes and removed graffiti. The following are some of the things we worked on that are not as routine.
Crack sealing in the following areas:
1. Falcon Ridge development
2. Muriel Drive from Rimrock Rd. to Armory Rd
3. Armory Rd from Barstow Rd. to Muriel Dr.
• Painting new layout for Handicap parking at west end parking lot at the Harvey House.
• Freshened up Handicap striping at City Hall.
• Repaired the damaged guardrail at the North end of Yucca Dr.
• Attended Confined Space Training provided by the Industrial Pre-treatment Team
• Boarded up remaining windows at the old hospital
• Roof repair on storage area at Corp. Yard and City Hall (Paper storage area)
• Roof drain maintenance on Facilities
• Painting/repair of Harvey House upper restrooms, both men’s and women’s
• Painting of Suites 210 and 211 at the Harvey House in preparation for new tenants
Our Fleet Maintenance team performed all the necessary scheduled maintenance on the vehicles and equipment. The following is a list of some of the repairs they performed in addition to routine scheduled maintenance.
• Replaced lift boom on unit 8609 Altec boom truck
• Replaced the Diesel Particulate Filter on unit 316 Fire Department F350 Rescue Squad
• Front brakes on 331 Pierce Fire Engine
• Front and rear brakes on unit 328 KME fire Engine
• Removed and replaced transmission on 342 Fire Department water tender and replaced pump packing.