The Fleet Maintenance Division supports all city departments in the delivery of municipal services by ensuring that city vehicles and small engine equipment are available, reliable, and safe to operate for employees and the public. Division staff utilizes industry best practices to provide routine preventative maintenance and repair services efficiently and economically, and work with specialty shops within the community on an as needed basis for services such as emergency vehicle retrofitting. The Fleet Maintenance Division promotes professional training and certification and employs ASE certified mechanics.
The Division keeps extensive records and inspection reports on over 525 pieces of equipment in the city fleet; oversees warranty compliance, motor vehicle licensing and registration, and implements manufacturer recall programs. In addition, they make recommendations regarding equipment replacement schedules and assist with the preparation of bid specifications. Vehicles and equipment are purchased through a public bid process or through dealers listed as providers under the state bid contract which allows a purchase discount for local government. Vehicles and equipment which have been retired due to age or reduced functionality are normally sold through a public auction.
The Division oversees two fueling stations which dispense approximately 170,600 gallons of unleaded fuel and 86,900 gallons of diesel fuel per year. The Division follow’s all state and federal regulations regarding the purchase, storage, and distribution of fuel.