Winter Storm And Burst Pipes Keep Perkins Maintenance Crew Busy 
Perkins Maintenance Crew

Mother Nature flexed her muscles this weekend and dumped up to 11 inches of snow across Perkins Local School District. But other than the towering piles of snow bordering the school building parking lots, you’d hardly notice, thanks to the district’s hardworking maintenance team.

On Sunday, the crew, under the direction of Maintenance Supervisor Greg Linkenbach, spent more than a combined 50 hours plowing and shoveling the snow from the district’s building parking lots, plus the 46 acres at the bus garage.

The crew had six plows working on the lots, and the building custodians armed with shovels and snow blowers to remove snow from the building sidewalks. The team started at 10:30 a.m. and was finished by 5:30 p.m.

A well-deserved shout-out to the maintenance crew of Jimm Lusher, Billy McKillips, and Wayne Ramey; head mechanic Rick Bauman and mechanic Phil Stengel; and custodians Billy Delamater, Shaun Murphy, Doug Ohlemacher, and Matt Mapus.

And, Mother Nature was not the only force to keep the maintenance crew on its toes this weekend. A bit of bad luck and old equipment kept the team busy, as well.

On Monday morning Mr. Linkenbach got an unexpected call from wrestling Coach Travis Crabtree, who was in the high school for practice. A copper coil on a heating unit broke and was spilling water from the ceiling and onto the floor outside the school auditorium. Mr. Linkenbach, as well as members of crews, responded to stop the leak and clean up the mess. (Article continues below photo)

Hallway outside high school auditorium
(Hallway outside the auditorium in Perkins High School)

Bad luck struck again Tuesday morning. While maintenance man Jimm Lusher was inspecting the band room at Briar Middle School, a coil in a heating unit in the ceiling burst and began spraying water on the floor below.

Fortunately, the maintenance staff – as well as school building Principal Scott Matheny and Assistant Principal Jeff Thom and other faculty members – were on-hand to help stop the gushing leak and clean up the mess.


Briar Middle School band room
(Maintenance crew responds to a broken pipe at Briar Middle School)
Posted by j_stacklin On 22 January, 2019 at 3:36 PM  1 Comment

Jeff Stacklin (Guest) said On 23 January, 2019 at 7:58 AM
Nice job, fellas!  
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