Fields Maintenance

City of Somerville FY22 Budget

Mission Statement

The Field Maintenance Division is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the City’s many athletic fields from the ground up. Field Maintenance ensures proper soil health and composition, care for the City’s synthetic turf fields, as well as long-term improvements to all playing surfaces.

Personal Services Changes

Personal Services are projected up 9% for FY22.

This is primarily driven by an increase to the Overtime line.

Changes in salaries are due to negotiated collective bargaining agreements and merit increases based on annual performance reviews.

Ordinary Maintenance Changes

Ordinary Maintenance costs are projected up 21% for FY22.

FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress

Goal 1: Continue Aeration/Topdressing on Lincoln park as well as all Parks and Recreation Maintained Fields and continue Training that was lost from FY20 for Parks and Recreation Fields Crew

  • Obtain needed and requested equipment for aeration/topdressing and complete at least one training for fields crew.

Goal 2: Upgrade irrigation at Hodgkin’s Park and Nunziato to match the remote access systems at Lincoln park and Trum Field

  • Complete irrigation upgrade.

Goal 3: Begin Construction at Dilboy Auxiliary Fields and Dilboy Stadium CIP Projects

  • Manage reconstruction of Dilboy Auxiliary site which will include the irrigation and drainage at the site along with regrading and monitoring grow-in.

Goal 4: Manage Re-surfacing projects of Dilboy Stadium Synthetic Turf Field

  • Complete resurfacing and create a maintenance plan.

FY22 Budget

Personnel Listing