Mission

The mission of the Parks, Properties and Cemeteries section is to ensure all public grounds, parks, play fields, buildings, historic structures, and cemeteries are open and safe for use to the public year round; as well as, provide  the highest level of professional interment services at all the three cemeteries within the Town of Salem.

 

Description

The primary function of the section is to perform professional burial services at the Town’s cemeteries for the residents. Maintenance of these cemeteries is extremely time consuming for preservation, lawn mowing and weed trimming, tree pruning, flower planting, Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies, snow plowing, leaf blowing/raking and responding to residents’ concerns while enforcing cemetery ordinance and rules.

This section also administers facility oversight of the Town Hall, District Court House, Depot Train Station, Historic Buildings, Parks Buildings and Pine Grove Cemetery for all maintenance issues including HVAC systems, lighting, sidewalks, parking lots, lawns, irrigation systems, fire and burglary systems, cleaning and general upkeep. Maintenance of Michele Memorial Park, Hedgehog Park, Palmer School (field) and the Linwood Avenue playground are also part of the operations with turf management, tennis courts, and facility operating needs.  Another important duty is management of election polling station set up of which all DPW personnel are used. Staff also assists with moving items for various charities during the holidays, recreation supplies for camps, and files during the year end.

This section is led by Foreman Rick Houle along with the help of his staff Greg Minion and Will Rock.

 

Recreation Facilities in Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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