Fleet & Facilities
As a support division of Lincoln County Public Works, Fleet Services provides comprehensive fleet services to a wide variety of passenger type vehicles, transit buses, earth moving and heavy equipment owned and maintained by Lincoln County.
These services include procurement, repair, maintenance, fueling, washing, insurance and disposal of approximately 176 Lincoln County vehicles. These vehicles are assigned to the following funds:
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In addition, Fleet Services has provided repair, maintenance, fueling and washing services to over 100 vehicles utilized by other government agencies operating in Lincoln County.
Base of Operations
Fleet Services' base of operations is located at 410 NE. Harney Street in Newport, Oregon. Our 10,000+ square foot facility includes 7 vehicle bays, 3 vehicle lifts, 2 overhead cranes, a metal fabrication shop, a hydraulic hose manufacturing room and a well-stocked parts room.
Fleet Services operates a 24-7 computerized cardlock station providing government agencies with access to gasoline, diesel, lubricating oils, vehicle cleaning equipment with water reclaiming system, compressed air and restroom facilities. The Fleet Services shop and the fuel and oil sections of the cardlock station have emergency back-up generators to ensure uninterrupted service in the event of a power outage.
Staff, Training & Hours of Operation
The Fleet Services' staff consists of the Fleet Manager, 3 Technicians, and a part-time Cost Accounting Clerk. Routine training is emphasized to keep staff current on the latest in vehicle and equipment technology. Three employees are certified as Master Technicians with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Hours of operation for the shop are 6:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday (Holidays excluded).
Lincoln County Facilities Management maintains:
- 160,000 square feet in 12 general fund buildings
- 42,000 square feet in 13 road department buildings
The majority of all structures lie within Newport's city limits.
Personnel & Responsibilities
Facilities Management is a general fund department. Personnel consist of a Maintenance Supervisor and five Maintenance Technicians. The department provides or administers the following:
- Day-to-day maintenance of all county buildings
- Preventive maintenance program for equipment and building systems
- Emergency on-call personnel for 24 hour operations
- Janitorial contract administration
- Facilities planning and remodeling
- Capital Improvement Project administration
The department's primary function is as a support service to all other county departments; to keep our buildings operational for county staff and accessible to the public. This is a function whose duties have increased several-fold over the past 20 years with the addition/enlargement of departments and new buildings generated by increased space requirements for health, corrections, and court operations.
One of the department's main tasks is meeting the changing space needs of the various departments and keeping buildings and systems upgraded and current. This is most true in the courthouse (built in 1954, enlarged in 1964) as systems age and deteriorate and finishes, surfacing, and fixtures become outdated.