PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT – FLEET DIVISION
The Fleet Division consists of the following individuals:
Fleet Superintendent: Donn Gutshall
Heavy Equipment Mechanic: Chuck Bubb
Small Engine/Fleet Mechanic: Tom McClarren
Part-Time Mechanic – Rick Wertz
These mechanics are highly trained and State certified to insure that Federal and PennDOT FMCSA, EPA, DEP and NFPA regulations are adhered to. They are responsible for the mechanical up-keep of approximately 450 pieces of equipment, from small chain saws to the larger, heavy, licensed equipment such as backhoes and dump trucks, including, but not limited to, fire apparatus, police vehicles and ambulances, totaling approximately 105 Township vehicles. They maintain the back-up power system to the Emergency Services Buildings and the Public Works Building. They also ensure golf carts are in working order for Armitage Golf Club. When the scheduled workload warrants, they are able to call upon the talented pool of Public Works personnel to help assist them with various mechanical issues.
The mechanics have ASE, EVTCC, PA State Inspection/Emission testing certifications and attend seminars and classes in order to keep abreast of new technology. The Superintendent has provides in-house CDL training for Department employees.
During the last year, the Fleet Superintendent served as liaison with the Township’s volunteer fire company and the Township’s Fire Administrator in preparing specifications for the rechassis of the Township’s ladder truck and is currently working on the preparation of specifications for a heavy rescue truck.
In 2013 staffed performed 117 State inspections and responded to 166 Police Department, 138 ambulance, and 23 Fire Company service/repair calls. Staff also responded to 208 golf cart service/repair requests.
Staff accepted delivery of new vehicles and prepared them for use by staff.
Assisted with preparation of equipment/vehicles offered for sale at the Council of Governments’ annual auction.
Coordinated rebuilding of leaf loader.