Facilities Maintenance

Public Works Main Office

Lincoln County Facilities Management maintains:

  • 160,000 sq. ft. in 12 general fund buildings
  • 42,000 sq. ft. in 13 road department buildings.

The majority of all structures lie within Newport's city limits.

Personnel and Responsibilities

Facilities Management is a general fund department. Personnel consist of a Maintenance Supervisor and two 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(built in 1954, enlarged in 1964) as systems age and deteriorate and finishes, surfacing, and fixtures become outdated.