Concord General Services' Public Properties Division is responsible for the maintenance of City owned and public community facilities. Locations include the Municipal Complex (City Hall, City Auditorium, Police Headquarters, Concord Public Library, Penacook Library, Code Enforcement Office & Council Chambers), the COMF (Combined Operations Maintenance Facility), community centers, community swimming pools, park buildings, the Concord Municipal Airport, the Douglas N. Everett Arena, and more.
Responsibilities include preventative and corrective upkeep for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Additional tasks for maintenance include flooring, painting, interior cleaning, and other custodial duties. Public Properties also performs snow removal for public areas (including the Concord Municipal Airport) and oversees renovation projects for public facilities.
Pool Renovation at Merrill Park
Our Public Properties Division is working with the H.L. Turner Group and South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas to renovate the pool at Merrill Park. The existing pool structure will be fully replaced to address aging sections and offer improvements for ADA accessibility, increased safety, improved efficiency, and enhanced visual appeal. This is the fourth pool recently renovated as part of a multi-year commitment to upgrade all of the City of Concord's community pools. Similar to the previous pools already renovated, this construction will include: a "zero-entry" access; improved deck floor traction and drainage to reduce slips, trips, and falls; and new exciting features such as a beach style ramp with gusher jets. Public Properties staff will enhance the facility's appeal with fresh paint, new bathroom fixtures, and updated signs. Additionally, new lighting and water filtration media will be installed to improve energy efficiency. Construction officially started on September 21st and will continue through the spring. Most of the work will be concluded for the season by mid-October with final touches resuming in the spring for completion in June ahead of the 2021 pool season.
Concord Municipal Airport Renovation
Our Public Properties Division recently completed a much-needed revitalization to the Concord Municipal Airport. Work started in the early spring and was completed in the summer to include asbestos abatement, electrical upgrades, new furniture for the lobby and pilot's lounge, information technology improvements (including Wi-Fi), new televisions, and miscellaneous furnishings (blinds, wall art, and walk-off mats). Joseph Alosa, a member of the Airport Advisory Committee, matched the City's $20,000 investment for this renovation by donating the labor, materials, and supplies to paint the interior walls, and install new carpet in the lounge areas and tile flooring in the entry foyer. The Concord Municipal Airport was built in 1937 and was due for a light renovation to enhance the quality of the aviation facility and preserve its historical significance to the community. View before and after pictures in the slideshow below.