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131 Cedar Street - Newington, CT 06111-2644 - Phone: (860) 665-8570

EXPLANATION

The Facilities Management program has the responsibility of maintaining and operating the Town Hall Complex (which consists of the  Police Department, the Council Chamber and Auditorium, General Administrative offices, the Board of Education offices and the Mortensen Community Center).  The Town Hall complex, a former high school converted to office use in 1972, totals 89,446 square feet of which 75,906 are used for General Government and recreational purposes with the remainder occupied by the Administrative offices of the Board of Education.  This program also contains those items required to administer and maintain buildings owned by the Town which are not budgeted elsewhere including the Cultural Center located at the end of Welles Drive North and the Newington Volunteer Ambulance Corps building.  The Cultural Center currently houses Newington Community Television, known as Channel 14, and the Newington Art League.

OBJECTIVES

  • Work with the Building Department, Central Connecticut Health District, Fire Marshal's Office, Health and Safety Committee, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator to enhance operations.
  • Lead the Town Hall Assessment Study and implement the steps necessary to bring the facility into compliance with all applicable codes and upgrades to ensure continued operations.
  • Establish a comprehensive maintenance program for all town owned buildings and leverage associated costs of this program through procurement strategies and “preferred supplier” programs.
  • Coach the Historical Society in the requirements necessary to procure grants available for the upgrades to the town owned historical homes.
  • Manage the spending of grant awards to maintain compliance with regard to the historical homes.
  • Provide financial management of all town facilities budgets.
  • Provide for utilities and security in the Cultural Center and the NVA facility.
  • Prevent, to the extent possible, deterioration and vandalism at the Cultural Center and the NVA facility.