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Grounds & Custodial Services 2019-04-09T13:18:46+00:00

GROUNDS & CUSTODIAL SERVICES

NSU Grounds and Custodial Services is designed to maintain clean and safe facilities and grounds for students, faculty and staff.

Grounds:

  • Grass cutting and landscape maintenance
  • Waste services
  • Recycling services
  • Event support
  • Landscape projects

Custodial Services:

  • General building cleaning services
  • Event setup and moving services
  • Pest Control services

Other Services

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Make recommendations for policy and procedure and changes to committee
  • Updates information in manual and web site
  • Distributes information by web and hard copy building contacts.

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

  • Purchased recycling containers for placement throughout campus
  • NSU Recycling Program kicks off August 4th 
  • Tree trimming and raising throughout campus for safety and Fall Preparation
  • President’s home landscape enhancements
  • NSU named “Tree Campus USA University” by the Arbor Day Foundation
  • NSU “Normal Hill” cleanup, tree removal
  • Landscape architect completes Normal Hill plans
  • Gresham Family Memorial fund provides funds to plant shrubs and trees on campus
  • Completed updates for Emergency Preparedness
  • Replace custodial supplies for cost savings and environmental friendly products.

CONTINUING PROJECTS:

  • Continuing improvements at campus entrance gates
  • Developing plan to plant over 100 new trees
  • Plant ground cover grasses
  • Removal of dead and diseased trees
  • Design “Quick Reference” brochure for Emergency Preparedness
  • Replacement of restroom fixtures

FUTURE PROJECTS:

  • Normal Hill Landscape Project
  • Add/replace plantings at Alumni House
  • Raise trees throughout campus
  • Student projects to promote campus recycling
  • Continue to seek funds to enhance the campus landscape.

The information below describes contract services available from Red River Sanitors.  Services for event support has been reduced along with custodial support. Refer to the rate sheet on the service schedule. Event coordinators shall budget funds to support their event and generate a Purchase Order to fund services. Event supplies may also be additional cost for your event. The moving crew has been reduced and will be limited to only support major campus events. In many cases, departmental staff will be required to make small (non-property) moves on their own.  Request for services shall be directed to Red River Sanitors at (866) 832-5326

JANITORIAL SPECIFICATIONS
FOR
NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
07/01/09

  1. Work to be performed on scheduled day of service:
    1. Class Rooms, Public Areas, Offices:
      1. Empty all trash receptacles in designated areas.
      2. Dust mop all floors.
      3. Spot mop floors for all spills.
      4. Clean glass entrance doors.
      5. Clean, polish and disinfect all drinking fountains.
      6. Vacuum traffic lanes in carpeted areas.
      7. Spot clean interior glass partitions.
    2. MONTHLY:
      1. Dust mini-blinds.
      2. Dust air vents and return vents.
      3. Remove cobwebs from corners and edges.
  2. RESTROOMS:
    1. All floors will be soap-mopped, rinsed and disinfected.
    2. All commodes, urinals and basins will be scoured and disinfected.
    3. All mirrors will be washed and dry polished.
    4. All bright metal work will be cleaned and dry polished.
    5. All tile walls and/or wainscot will be spotted and washed as needed.
    6. All expendable restroom supplies will be placed in the proper dispensers from NSU’s supply.
    1. MONTHLY:
      1. Dust air vents and return vents.
      2. Remove cobwebs from corners and edges.
  3. MOVES AND SETUPS:
    1. Moves and Setups: There is limited staff, therefore event requests or other moves should be scheduled two weeks in advance for assistance.
  4. RECYCLING PROGRAM:
    1. Campus personnel shall place recycled materials in centralized blue rolling container in each building. Those buildings with elevators will have a container on each floor.
    2. RRS will roll the recycle totes to the designated storage area outside on Tuesday and put back in place when emptied.

The schedule below provides a cleaning schedule for each building as a general guideline. The hours indicated in white boxes are for office, restroom, halls, lobbies, etc. cleaning and hours indicated in gray boxes are for restroom service only.

BLDG.    Day of Service
NO.   Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
#0010 WARREN EASTON/ELEMENTARY LAB 12 4 12 4 12
#0010A WARREN EASTON ACTIVITIES CENTER 1 2 1 2 1
#0011 ALUMNI CENTER 1 3 1 3 1
#0015 RUSSELL HALL 6 2 6 2 6
#0025 FREDERICKS FINE ARTS CENTER 8 8 8 8 8
#0025A FREDERICKS FINE ARTS CENTER ADD 8 8 8 8 8
#0028 NESOM NATATORIUM (Pool Excluded) 1 2 1 2 1
#0030 SOUTH HALL 1 4 1 4 1
#0031 JAMES NOE MILITARY SCIENCE 1 4 1 4 1
#0042 MORRISON HALL/SCHOLARS’ COLLEGE 6 1 6 1 2
#0043 FOURNET HALL 5 2 6 1 2
#0044 HOME EC/FAMILY & CONSUMER SCI. 2 1 6 2 6
#0050 I.T./PRINT SHOP 2 2
#0052 DODD HALL 2 6 1 6 1
#0053 ST. DENIS HALL 2 3 1 3 1
#0054 WILLIAMSON HALL 2 6 1 6 1
#0059 LEGISLATIVE AUDIT (9 MONTHS) 1
#0067 PRATHER COLISEUM (events) 12 12 12 12 12
#0071 ROY HALL 1 6 1 6 1
#0079 CULINARY ARTS/GSCI BUILDING 1 2 1 2 1
#0081 JOHN S. KYSER HALL (day/night) 32 32 32 32 32
#0086 POST OFFICE 2 2
#088A- TEACHERS’ EDUCATION CENTER (ALL) 16 16 16 16 16
#0089 HEALTH & PE MAJORS 2 6 2 6 2
#0090 BIENVENU HALL 3 6 3 6 3
#0091 PRESIDENT’S RES (PATIOS,PORCH,ETC.) 12 12 12 12 12
#0092 WATSON LIBRARY 12 2 12 2 12
#0119 PHYSICAL PLANT/WHSE.(OFFICES/ RSTRMS) 1 3 3
ATHLETICS
#0018 TURPIN STADIUM (EXCLUDES FIELD\GROUNDS) 5
#0108 TRACK COMPLEX (EXCLUDES TRACK) 2
#0114 FIELDHOUSE 8 8 8 8 8
#0115 BASEBALL COMPLEX 3
#0150 SOCCER COMPLEX 2
#0140 SOFTBALL COMPLEX 2
SHREVEPORT
#0300 NURSING – WARRINGTON – RAD TECH 1 1 1 1 1
#0306A NURSING – LINE AVENUE FACILITY 6 6 6 6 6
#0306B NURSING – ELIZABETH ST. FACILITY 7 7 7 7 7
LEESVILLE
#0550 EDUCATION BUILDING “C” 3 3 3 3 3
#0551 EDUCATION BUILDING “A” 3 3 3 3 3
#0552 EDUCATION BUILDING “B” 2 2 2 2 2
AUXILIARY UNITS
VARNADO HALL
#0077 STUDENT UNION(EXCLUDE CAFÉ&BKSTORE) 16 16 16 16 16
#0005 INFIRMARY/UNIVERSITY POLICE 1 3 2 3 2
#0106 REC. COMPLEX POOL CLUBHOUSE 3 3
#0112 REC. COMPLEX PRO SHOP 3 3
#0300 CHILD AND FAMILY NETWORK (10) 2 2 2 2 2
#0701 AIRPORT FACILITY (OFFICE AREA) 1 3 1
#0008 NELSON HALL (NCPTT) 1 4 1 4 1
#0026 WELLNESS/RECREATION/ACTIVITY 10 9 10 9 10
  • General grounds maintenance to the main campus and Leesville campus
  • Horticultural services- bedding maintenance and installments
  • Tree management services
  • Storm drainage maintenance
  • Irrigation management
  • Litter control
  • Assist with special events
  • Pesticide application
  • Manage campus waste-solids, limbs, construction debris, and recycling
The schedule below outlines the fees required for additional servcies and support for campus events. These services will require purchase orders to meet university needs. Other services and event support should be scheduled at least one week in advance to allow time for the scheduling of staff and supplies. Request are to be made to redriver@nsula.edu.

RATE RATE
TASK PERFORMED PER MAN HOUR PER CLEAN PER SQ/FOOT
Stripping and Refinishing Floors – 3 coats 0.35 cents
Top Scrub and Recoat – 1 Coat 0.20 cents
Steam Clean Carpet – Deep Clean 0.20 cents
Shampoo Carpet –  Surface Clean 0.10 cents
Extract Carpet With Portable Unit 0.15 cents
Event Coverage  Labor 12.50
Emergency Services After Hours 17.50
Supervisor After Hours 17.50
Athletics Estimated Hours Needed
NSU Football Games
Preclean of Foodball Stadium 2 people 4 hours each
Porter & Maid Service During Game Length of Game
Post Game Cleaning 3 people 8 hours each for three days
NSU Basketball Games
Preclean of Coliseum 2 people 2 hours each
Porter & Maid Service During Game Length of Game
Post Game Cleaning 2 people eight hours each
St. Marys High School
Preclean of Football Stadium 1 person 2 hours
Porter & Maid Service During Game Length of Game
Post Game Cleaning 3 people 8 hours each for three days
NCHS 
Preclean of Football Stadium 1 person 4 hours
Porter & Maid Service During Game Length of Game
Post Game Cleaning 3 people 8 hours each for two days

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University has been designated as a 2009 Tree Campus USA University by the Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

Northwestern State is the first college or university in Louisiana to be named a Tree Campus USA University.

“The natural beauty of our campus is important to everyone associated with Northwestern, and this recognition shows we are working to maintain tree care practices that will keep the campus beautiful,” said Director of Grounds and Custodial Services and Coordinator of Emergency Services Chris Sampite. “Over the next several months, we will be working with students, faculty and staff on plans to add more trees and maintain the ones that have been part of the campus for many years.”

Northwestern State met the required five core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive Tree Campus USA status. Those standards are establishing a campus tree advisory committee; evidence of a campus tree-care plan; verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan; involvement in an Arbor Day observance; and the institution of a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.

Over the past year, Northwestern has begun a Green initiative which includes a recycling program, campus beautification, service learning and community programs.

“The Northwestern Green initiative seeks to promote a healthy student body, campus, and community. Tree Campus USA connects with several spokes of the Northwestern Green initiative,” said Director of Service Learning Steven Gruesbeck. “It is exciting to see the many ways in which students, faculty, and staff form partnerships and engage in ‘green’ activities that improve our campus and our community.”

Sampite said Advisory Committee Co-Chairs Vice President for University Affairs Marcus Jones and Gruesbeck head up a group of individuals from the campus community and local community who are working to identify and recommend campus enhancements and beautification projects.

“The Tree Campus USA program will have a long-lasting impact at Northwestern State as it engages college students and local citizens to plant trees and create healthier communities for people to enjoy for decades to come,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Northwestern State will benefit from exceptional tree-care practices on campus as it works with tree-care professionals in the community to improve the tree canopy in Natchitoches.”

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors college and universities and the leaders of the campus and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA is supported by a grant from Toyota.

The Arbor Day Foundation launched Tree Campus USA in the fall of 2008 by planting trees at nine college campuses throughout the United States. More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

In April, Northwestern will host its first Green Week of Service starting April 24 with Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, a city-wide cleanup day. The week of service ends with National Arbor Day on April 30.

Submit A Custodial Work Request
CONTACT US

Grounds Department
998 South Jefferson Street
Facility Services Complex
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

Phone: (318) 357-6197

Meade Goings, Director of Grounds

Custodial Services
Red River Sanitors
1522 Corporate Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107

Phone: (866) 832-5326
FAX
: (877) 827-0101