The Central Services Department ensures the integrity and functionality of city facilities for staff and the public. The department oversees grounds, maintenance, heating / cooling, plumbing, electrical, security, fire detection / protection, custodial, renovations, and construction operations for city and school buildings.
Central Services maintains approximately 800,000 square feet of facilities including City Hall, Pulchalski Municipal Building, Memorial Hall, the Police Station, the Main and Florence Fire Stations, the Senior Center, James House, Feiker Building, the Academy of Music, the six schools in the Northampton Public School District, and the Department of Public Works facilities.
Along with maintaining city and school buildings, Central Services also is responsible for the maintenance and operation of multiple parking lots, the parking meter system and two parking garages. the two parking structures add an additional 220,000 feet of facilities that Central Services oversees.
Beyond that, the Central Services Department operates the municipal mail delivery and processing program, manages the city and school facilities office and custodial supplies program, solicits and secures oil, natural gas, electricity and gasoline supply contracts for municipal and school facility operations, and houses the Energy and Sustainability Officer.