929 Highland Ave.
Don (Skip) Hopkins - Facilities Director
Ron Dion - Deputy Facilities Manager
Michele Erskine - Facilities Admin
The Departments vision is that the City of South Portland’s Departments and the Community will have safe, clean and accessible facilities that directly support the vision and missions of each of the City’s Departments.
The mission statement of the Facilities Department is to treat each city department, their staff along with the community as highly valued customers, by being responsive to each facilities needs and allowing each department to focus on their own core missions. Facilities will be professionally managed, operated and maintained in an efficient manner and within established budgets. The Facilities Department shall maximize the service life of all City Facilities and equipment, protecting valuable public assets, through regular preventative maintenance and collaboratively prepared long-term capital plans. The Facilities Staff recognizes the uniqueness of each department’s building and operational needs, therefore accomplishes their work in a way that minimizes service interruptions. Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the forefront of the Facilities Department operations and practices, and staff shall endeavor to incorporate these into all aspects of their work.
The Facilities Department is responsible for the maintenance, repair, custodial services and capital improvement projects of approximately 300,000 square feet of the City’s facilities, including Municipal Services Facility, City Hall, Assessors Office, Main & Branch Library’s, Water Resources, Planning, Development & Codes, Community Center & Pool, Wainwright Building, Redbank Community Center, Willard Beach Snack Bar, Police and Public Safety Building, Central Fire Station, Western Ave. Fire Station, Cash Corner Fire Station, Willard Call Station, and Thornton Heights Call Station, and the former Mahoney Middle School. This division maintains the structures, including all facilities’ infrastructure. Custodial services are also provided along with transport of supplies and equipment between the various departmental locations of throughout the City.
- Provide a safe, clean and healthy work and activity environment for staff and the community.
- Prolong the useful life of major building components through routine and preventative maintenance programs.
- Improve quality standards for cost efficient repairs.
- Survey all facilities for deferred and new maintenance needs.
- Work directly with the Sustainability Department to develop energy savings programs.