Facilities & Grounds

Derek Lemke,  Facilities Manager

The facilities manager directs the facilities, grounds and custodial divisions in the areas of building maintenance and repairs, construction, grounds and tree maintenance, overall purchasing, and budgeting. The manager inspects and determines when trees need to be pruned or removed by the Parks staff, and decides whose job it is to prune and/or remove them. A licensed arborist is retained to assist in the evaluations when deemed necessary. A goal is for this service area to take over the City’s annual tree planting program and the program that allows property owners to purchase trees at a very affordable rate.

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