This Division oversees building and grounds maintenance for the City. Included in this maintenance is perpetual care for the City's three cemeteries and the Emeline Pigott Cemetery. This Division works closely with local funeral homes and families regarding sales and service for our cemeteries. The City's three cemeteries comprise over 28 acres of land with more than 12,000 graves. Over 4,000 graves are available for purchase. Some graves date to the early 1800s.
Maintenance activities for parks and grounds include playground and facility maintenance. Supervision is also provided for the contract mowing of parks and grounds. City parks cover over 12 acres of land. Building maintenance is provided through both staff and contract operations. Maintenance activities include HVAC, electrical, plumbing, painting and many repair operations. The City maintains over 50,000 square feet of building space.
Buildings and Grounds also provides support services for the North Carolina Seafood Festival, Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, etc.