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Building & Grounds Update July 2020

Mike Neiman

From the Desk of Building & Grounds Superintendent Michael Neiman

Hello Shipshewana, from Michael Neiman, your Building and Grounds Superintendent.

Michael Neiman

I am responsible for general maintenance and repairs of all the town’s buildings and grounds which includes but is not limited to upkeep of town property and facilities, scheduling inspections and maintaining preventative maintenance needs and identifying unreported damages. My responsibilities also include maintaining heating and air conditioning systems for all town properties and performing necessary maintenance and repairs when possible to save the town money and obtaining outside contractors when needed by obtaining multiple quotes from different companies to acquire the most economical quote while making sure the job is done correctly, efficiently, and within an appropriate time frame and maintaining a positive relationship with contractors in the area.

My job also includes keeping the Town of Shipshewana looking beautiful including maintaining the health, safety, and maintenance of the town parks, playgrounds, ball fields, and the Pumpkin Vine Bike Trail. I keep the flower beds looking nice by planting, weeding, mulching and maintaining them all summer. I make sure the garbage and litter is always picked up to keep the town clean.

I also help in all the other departments including Street Department to help with leaves in the fall, snow removal and salting the streets and parking lots in the winter. Some of my responsibilities include helping the Water Department and the Wastewater Department as needed.

Check out some of the Project we have been working on so far this year.

Building & Grounds Superintendent
Town of Shipshewana