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Structures and Grounds Division

The mission of the Structures & Grounds Division is to provide outstanding public services with pride and dedication for the residents of Barnstable, our visitors and our colleagues in municipal employment while protecting and maintaining the town’s buildings, parks, cemeteries, marinas, recreational and community facilities and resources. We strive to accomplish this in a manner that maximizes safety, life, utility and enhances the town’s unique environmental and aesthetic qualities. Our goal is to construct, renovate and maintain our facilities in the most responsive, efficacious and cost effective manner without diminishing the quality we seek to implement. We place high priority on energy efficiency and conservation, the possibility of energy generation and the use of renewable energy in all projects possible.




This team is responsible for the preparation, administration and monitoring of the division’s operating budget, procurement and processing of invoices for payment. Tracks utility usage for 218 accounts & 500 telecommunications lines and implements/monitors energy conservation measures. Manages the Division Operation & Maintenance schedule, co-ordinates requests for services & event support from Town staff, Community Groups and Citizens, processes weekly payroll and supports the needs of the divisions 35 + employees. Collaborates with the Vertical Construction Section of the DPW Administration & Technical Support Division on developing a 5 year Facility Capital Plan and the implementation and management of currently funded projects.


This buildings program provides maintenance for municipal buildings and marinas. It is responsible for emergency and scheduled maintenance/repairs to over 56 municipal buildings including the Town Hall Campus, the Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Skating Rink, the Senior Center, the Police Department, comfort stations, beach houses, and all Department/Division facilities. This team is comprised of carpenters, plumbers, and laborers who work together on repair, painting, renovations and even new construction at municipal facilities. This program is responsible for making and maintaining the ice surface at the Kennedy rink throughout the skating season as well as the installation and removal of the wood parquet floor. This program assists the Recreation Division with the set up and removal of beach ramps, ticket booths and lifeguard stations at all our beaches. It is responsible for monitoring/maintenance/repairs and construction/renovation projects for 3 marinas, 6 docks and 17 boat ramps. This section also maintains, replaces and constructs new pilings, 12,000 sq. ft. of floats and 14 ramps. They also perform the seasonal installation and removal of these floats. Additionally, this team provides support to the Highway Division for snow & ice control and the Town Clerk for all elections.


The custodial program provides janitorial services for 6 municipal office buildings, 4 comfort stations, 3 community buildings, 1 cemetery office and the Barnstable Police Station facility. Cleaning schedules provide daily routine maintenance including floor care, dusting, restroom cleaning/ sanitation, trash removal, recycling, and all associated cleaning activities. The custodial staff is also responsible for purchasing, inventorying and distribution of all cleaning supplies in support of municipal facilities and recreational programs at 14 beach buildings. Additional services include building security, safety inspections, meeting set up, special events support, interior painting, walkway de-icing and preventive maintenance tasks.


The grounds maintenance program provides maintenance, beautification, and improvements for 52 acres of municipal grounds. This includes 12 parks, 49 traffic islands, 29 memorial islands, 21 facilities grounds, 3 playgrounds, 6 ball fields, 4 tennis courts, 43 ways to water, and 17 beaches. It includes administration of the Town’s Adopt-A-Spot program for 32 locations, support to the Conservation Division with conservation land maintenance, support to the Recreation Division with beach raking and building maintenance and support to the DPW Admin & Tech Support Division with landscaping tasks on specific projects. It also provides support for the division’s marina and building maintenance programs and assists the Highway Division with snow and ice control. This program also includes tree care, planting, flowerbeds maintenance, and management of a 13’X31’ greenhouse.


The Technical Program team is comprised of an electrician, plumber and an HVAC technician, who are responsible for the electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilating systems throughout the town. They respond to trouble calls, troubleshoot, repair, maintain and install equipment throughout our facilities. This team is very concerned with safety, energy efficiency and comfort levels. This program gives support to the IS Division through their data network wiring capabilities. They also provide support to the Highway Division to help light up the Village Green, Bismore Park and the Airport Rotary with a colorful Christmas display of lights.


Stephen Sundelin
P 508-790-6320
F 508-790-6318
7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m.





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