The Fleet Maintenance Division was created for and designed to maintain and repair the City’s fleet. The goal of the Division is to maintain a safe, serviceable fleet at the lowest costs possible, while at the same time, remaining cognizant of the demand of need of the vehicle users. Every repair made must be balanced between need, costs, and safety. Fleet Maintenance also furnishes technical information and prepares specifications for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment for the city and is also responsible for new vehicle installations as well as fleet disposal.
Understanding the goals of each department is essential to effectively prioritize fleet repairs and maintenance. Vehicles and equipment are maintained to high standards to keep equipment working at peak performance for the safety of our employees and the public.
The Fleet Maintenance Division has also implemented a citywide waste vegetable oil (WVO) recovery program that diverts Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) out of the trash, away from the sewer and eventually into the City’s diesel powered fleet. The City has established a Waste Oil Station located at the Perry Vehicle and Fleet Maintenance Facility at 500 Ball Street to handle all waste vegetable oil material from commercial establishments and residents in the City. This waste oil will be screened, filtered and processed to be used as fuel for the City’s diesel powered equipment (tractors, mowers etc.), turning trash into fuel.
The WVO Program has three important objectives:
1. Converts the problematic FOG in sewers into an alternative fuel for City fleet
2. Provides businesses and residents with a cheaper, cleaner FOG disposal option
3. Empowers Perry to be a greener and more energy independent community