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City to consolidate facilities maintenance departments

April 18, 2012
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QUINCY, MA — Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch is adamant on consolidating the facilities management departments for the city and the city’s schools to save money, according to the Boston Globe.

Currently, the departments are spread throughout the city, making it difficult and time-consuming to travel from one facility to another, the story stated.

Koch said, "When I''m finished … We''ll get everything under one roof. It will make everything a lot smoother. And, if you''re not running around to different places, you don''t lose time. I think this will resolve some of that."

Under the proposed plan, 16 people, which includes the director of maintenance, will be taken out of the city schools'' budget and placed into the Public Buildings Department budget, the story noted.

Those most agree the move will foster cost savings and an increase in efficiency, some remain skeptical but will have to wait until April 26 for the next Facilities Subcommittee hearing, the story added.

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