The Weld County Department of Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the repair, maintenance, landscaping of the grounds, nighttime security, and snow removal for over 90 County facilities/locations.
Major buildings under the care of the department include the Weld County Administration Building, Centennial Center Complex, Alternative Programs, Jail, Courthouse, Public Health & Planning, Motor Pool, Law Administration, Public Works Complex, Human Services Campus, Clerk & Recorder, Treasurer/Assessor, Court House Annexes, Community Corrections, Household Hazardous Waste Buildings, Exhibition and 4-H Buildings at Island Grove Park, Frederick Building, Southeast Service Center, and the Southwest Service Center.
In addition, all the grader stations are maintained by the department. These are located at Ault, Briggsdale, Dacono, Grover, New Raymer, Nunn, Stoneham, Vim, Johnstown, La Salle, Kiowa, Ft. Lupton, Gill, Galeton, Keenesburg, Keota, Kersey, Rockport, Peckham and Severance.
The Buildings and Grounds department is divided into five divisions:
Custodial division is the janitorial component for the County buildings and performs two vital functions: Contracting oversight and Jail Operations. Contracting oversight provides supervision of contractors awarded bids to perform cleaning services within the County buildings. The Jail Operations function supervises inmates who perform janitorial functions inside the Weld County Jail. In addition, the Custodial division performs all the work detail scheduling for inmates housed inside the Weld County Jail Complex and maintains a supply warehouse.
Maintenance division is composed of five sections: Grounds, Electrical, Carpentry, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Plumbing. These sections culminate to provide the on-going repairs and maintenance services necessary to keep Weld County Government functioning.
GROUNDS Section performs general care and maintenances for the County grounds, including: landscape maintenance, turf, trees, shrub beds, hardscape, sidewalks and plazas, furniture movements, snow removal, sprinkler maintenance, County license plate deliveries and maintains the County fuel site. In addition, they maintain the flags and flag pole monuments.
ELECTRICAL Section inspects, installs, tests, maintains, and repairs: electrical circuits, circuit breakers, electrical distribution equipment , emergency and stand-by generators, exit and emergency lights, lighting systems, interior and exterior light poles, motors, motor controllers and motor starters, receptacles and switches, primary, secondary electrical systems and snow removal,.
CARPENTRY Section repairs broken and damaged locks, doors and hardware, smoke detectors, fire systems, painting services, installs signage, performs light carpentry, inspects roofing, gutters and downspouts, small roof leak response and repair.
HVAC Section inspects, installs, tests, maintains and repairs: refrigeration systems, walk-in refrigeration systems, ice machines, computer room heating and cooling systems, split system air conditioning units, hot and chilled water hydronic systems, evaporative cooling systems, furnaces, direct digital control (DDC) systems, pneumatic control systems, respond to building control system alarms, fire extinguisher maintenance, snow removal, generator servicing, and preventive maintenance services.
PLUMBING section inspects, installs, tests, maintains and repairs: domestic back flow prevention devices, storm drainage systems, sanitary sewer systems, plumbing systems’ including: restrooms, custodial closets, drinking fountains, kitchens and snow removal. Perform related code compliance inspections, first responder for all water leaks and backups.
MISSILE SITE PARK
Missile Site Park division is a service provided by Weld County which provides historic appreciation and includes recreational activities for various groups. There is a dry land campground and guided tours of the former nuclear equipped Atlas E missile site can be scheduled.
Security division functions after business hours, nights, weekends, and holidays and performs building engineering duties as well as security operations. This division monitors critical boiler systems, diesel generators, pneumatic controls, refrigeration equipment, security system and fire alarm monitoring for County buildings.
The Special Projects division performs management for new construction, remodels, and facility modifications, as required.