Buildings & Grounds Division

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The Buildings & Grounds Division has three major responsibilities within the Public Works Department; Buildings, Grounds, and Cemeteries.

Buildings Section

The Buildings Section is responsible for facility maintenance of the City of Greenville buildings. Specifically, employees of this section perform preventative maintenance of HVAC electrical, mechanical and safety related devices. In addition, this section schedules and completes work requests from other departments city-wide, executes facility moves, assists in setup of community events such as PirateFest, and installs holiday decorations in the Downtown area.

Buildings & Grounds is also responsible for the Adopt-A-Street program. The City of Greenville began the Adopt-A-City-Street program in 1989. Participants include schools, non-profit organizations, clubs, businesses and individuals. By participating in the Adopt-A-City-Street Program and donating a few hours of time per year, you can help make Greenville better and more beautiful. If you are interested in adopting a City street, please call the City of Greenville Public Works Department at 252.329.4522.

Grounds Section

The Grounds Section is responsible for vegetation management program of City properties. The responsibilities of this section includes litter removal, mowing, mulching, fertilizing, planting and herbicide applications. The Grounds Section also maintains the rights-of-way trees within the City, including maintenance trimming, removal of hazardous trees and planting of all trees on the City Rights-of-way and Public Properties. The Assistant Public Works Director also is designated as the City Arborist, and enforces the Tree Ordinance.

Cemetery Operations

Cemetery Operations is the third major responsibility of the Buildings & Grounds Division and this is also managed by the Grounds Sections. The Grounds Section performs opening and closing of graves, niches, and crypts, supervision of landscape maintenance performed by contractors and City staff at the City Cemeteries.