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Building Maintenance

Mission Statement:

  • With over 170 individual buildings throughout the City of Allentown, the Bureau is in charge of maintaining the structures as well as plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems.
  • The staff of licensed tradesmen includes Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, and Heating and Cooling Specialists and does regular maintenance on all the systems.
  • The Tradesmen also make renovations and improvements such as the new lobby area on the 1st floor of City Hall.
  • The Custodial Staff maintains and provides full custodial services to 14 City offices and facilities. The buildings are maintained to provide a better working environment for our co-workers and a clean and safe place for the citizens to conduct their business with the City.
  • Everyday, the Building Maintenance Staff works with the other Departments of the City to maintain their buildings, from Fire Stations to Park Buildings, so those other Departments can better serve the citizens of Allentown
  • Develop and implement "Green Energy" initiatives on City buildings such as the 85KW Solar Panel Farm and Bridgeworks, the new lighting controls at City Hall. and the Public Safety Building designed to reduce energy consumption for lighting by up to 40%. Energy cost saving on the City Hall project is over $16,000 annually!

 

Miscellaneous Facts:

  • The city has nearly 175 structures throughout the city. They range in size from the 6 story City Hall building to the 40 square foot comfort station in the middle of the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.
  • The City has 5 operating Fire Stations with the 6th one being built to replace the condemned East Side Fire Station.
  • The staff maintains over 1700 light bulbs in City Hall through the Public Safety Building Complex.
  • As part of the Trexler Trust donated to the city, there are 12 homes in the park system.
  • The City provides over 5,000 rolls of paper towels and over 36,000 rolls of toilet paper to city maintained restrooms each year.
Contact Information


Don Hoegg
Facilities Manager
610-437-7650
Don.Hoegg@Allentownpa.gov