Buildings & Grounds
Twelve months a year the Buildings and Grounds Department is at work to insure proper maintenance of all Town facilities and departments, as well as support and deliver general municipal services and recreation programs.
The Town of Hamburg Buildings and Grounds Department maintains an extensive network of neighborhood playgrounds. The Town operates 36 such facilities encompassing over 1200 acres, and keeping them in good condition is the responsibility of our department. During the summer months crews perform continuous maintenance tasks such as mowing, trimming, garbage collection, and any other services necessary for the safe operation and excellent appearance of the Town's playgrounds.
In order to keep the Town's playgrounds up to date, each summer the Buildings and Grounds Department carries out several capital improvement projects to the playgrounds as needed. These improvements include painting, installing new equipment, and resurfacing tennis/basketball courts. These improvements, as well as construction of new playgrounds, are carried out entirely by our department.
Recreation Park-Nike Base
At the Nike Base site the Buildings and Grounds Department maintains:
- 20 Soccer fields
- 13 Lacrosse fields
- 4 Softball Diamonds
- One 90 feet Baseball Diamond
- One 75 feet Baseball Diamond,
- The Dog Park
- The Air Park
- Dani-fit Outdoor Workout Center
- BMX Track
- A Basketball Court
The Town Ice Arena is also on site and is maintained by the Buildings and Grounds Department as well.
The Town of Hamburg Buildings and Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance of nearly all town-owned buildings. This includes:
- Town Hall
- Nike Site/Ice Arena
- Golf Course
- Town Park
- Taylor Road Cabin
- Senior Center/Adult Day Care
- Seaway Trail Building
- Buildings and Grounds Garage
We also perform maintenance at the Hamburg Historical Society Dunn House, the Village Library and the Lakeshore Library.
Cleaning, landscaping, and remodeling are just a few of the tasks that our staff undertakes at each of these sites on a daily basis. From snow plowing parking lots to mowing to assembling office furniture, our workers maintain the facilities that residents and workers use every day.
Signs & Signals
The Town of Hamburg Buildings and Grounds Department is responsible for installation of all new street sign, as well as the maintenance of existing street signs on all Town roads. Our crew is trained in accordance with The New York State Manual of Uniform Traffic Safety Devices to ensure that stop signs, speed limit signs, and all other signage on Town roads meet regulatory standards.
The Town of Hamburg Buildings and Grounds Department also maintains 13 traffic signals at various intersections throughout the Town. Our crew replaces bulbs in these signals annually to prevent an emergency situation. However, our crews are on call 24 hours a day if a problem should arise with any of the Town's signs or signals.
The Town of Hamburg Buildings and Grounds Department performs many other services, including:
- Maintenance of all Town vehicles, with the exception of the Highway Department. This includes routine maintenance and cleaning of Buildings and Grounds, Police, Senior Services, and pool vehicles.
- Major in-house construction projects, largely centering around remodeling to allow better use of town space.
- Snow removal
- Parking lot maintenance
- Fence maintenance
- Building infrastructure for all public Town owned buildings
- Heating/Air Conditioning
- Floor Maintenance
- When will my playground's grass be cut?
Grass cutting is a top priority of our department. Our mowing crews circulate throughout the town constantly. Rainy weather often delays us from getting to every playground in a timely manner. We ask for patience during periods of rapid growth, as playing fields receive our attention first. However, if you feel your playground has been unfairly neglected, please contact our office.
- What should I do if a traffic sign in my neighborhood is knocked down?
If a traffic sign in your neighborhood is knocked down or damaged, and you live on a town road or are unsure, contact our office immediately. Damaged signs can pose a serious danger to public safety and our crews will be dispatched immediately to correct the situation.