Fayetteville consolidates maintenance work

Fayetteville plans to streamline its facilities maintenance by using a single company rather than multiple providers. Courtesy AC Commercial, Inc.
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Fayetteville plans to streamline its facilities maintenance by using a single company rather than multiple providers. Courtesy AC Commercial, Inc.

Credit: Courtesy AC Commercial, Inc.

Fayetteville will consolidate its municipal facilities maintenance based on a resolution unanimously approved by the City Council on Dec. 2. Public Services Director Chris Hindman said the city would be better served by having a single service provider rather than multiple contractors “to keep our facilities in good working order.”

The new agreement is with locally owned AC Commercial, Inc., which Hindman said was the most qualified of the two companies that bid for the contract. It will provide services related to lighting, plumbing, painting, HVAC, fleet maintenance and other needs for city buildings, including public works and the police department.

Hindman said the company would first identify maintenance and repair projects and then prioritize and price them. AC Commercial will operate under an hourly base rate for routine jobs, plus negotiated rates for more specialized services as needed, such as snow removal.

The service contract will expire each June 30 the end of the fiscal year, but automatically renews each July 1 unless the city notifies the provider within a week of termination.