It is the purpose of the La Plata County Facilities and Grounds Division to provide maintenance, repair,  energy efficiency, recycling, safety improvements and custodial services to La Plata County departments, residents and visitors so they can benefit from efficiently maintained buildings and grounds.

This division is comprised of 18 maintenance and custodial personnel and provides services for 17 facilities with more than 370,000 sq. ft. of building space.  The Facilities and Grounds crew is also responsible for the landscaping / sprinkler systems and snow removal of the parking lots and sidewalks of more than 368,000 sq. ft.

At the Fairgrounds, the facilities and grounds crew is responsible for nearly 7 acres of grounds keeping,  2 baseball fields, snow removal on 5 acres of parking lot space, 2 acres of rodeo arena and pavilion space, and the set up and tear down of approximately 2500 separate events per year.

Facilities and Grounds Services

Work Order Program ( Staff Site )

Preventative Maintenance Program with over 500 assignments

Sustainability Activities: develop, collect and monitor recyclable materials for most county buildings

Grounds Keeping

Snow Removal

Energy Efficiency

From the early months of 2008 through the end of 2009 many of the counties’ facilities received substantial energy efficient upgrades by use of an Energy Services Company or ESC..  The buildings included portions of the Fairgrounds, Senior Center, Courthouse, Old Main Professional Building, and the Justice facility.  Upgrades included lighting improvements from the old magnetic ballasts to electronic, solar thermal domestic hot water, boilers, hot and chilled water pumps, a 3kW photo voltaic system, and a state of the art building management system for the courthouse.  Projected annual savings for all of the upgrades and both phases total $65,752 in utility costs and a 710 ton reduction of CO2 emissions.

Safety and Security

* ADA Compliance

* Access Control Systems

* Courthouse and Detention Center Security Measures

* Emergency Equipment Systems