The Building & Grounds and Central Procurement offices were combined under a single Superintendent in 1998. The office is responsible for the care and maintenance of town building and grounds and the procurement of goods and services for departments within the Town of Dalton.
As Building & Grounds manager the Superintendent works with the Town Manager and the Select Board to determine the needs of the buildings and grounds, and then oversees contractors working on them.
In his role as Procurement Officer the Superintendent meets with department heads to determine their supply and equipment needs, draws up specification for those items, places ads for the purchase of the items through the open bidding process, orders them from the low bidder, and checks to make sure that the correct items have been received at the best price. Meetings held for projects being bid are open to the public and posted by the Town Clerk.