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Outages and Closings/Alerts and Bulletins

In the Facilities Department's ongoing effort to maintain and enhance the College, scheduled work that involves a change in the campus environment affecting our departments, students and staff will occur.

For specific information on individual notifications, please contact the person listed on the notification. Please call the Facilities Office at x2629 for general information.

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« San Marcos Campus Fire Alarm Testing Monday, 3/16/15 through Thursday, 3/19/15 - posted 3/11/15

Please be advised that Siemens will be conducting a campus-wide fire alarm test the week of Monday, March 16, 2015 through Thursday, March 19, 2015. The testing could last all day. The following buildings will be affected:  A, AA, ST, C, D, CPO, HS, MD and SSC.

There are no special events occuring in the above facilities during this week. The testing is loud. Please contact your supervisor for ear plugs if you feel you need them.

« Firewood for Sale: - posted 12/19/2014

Stock up on mixed varieties of firewood (Ash, Eucalyptus, Oak) for the winter season!  The Grounds Services area of the Facilities Department is once again selling firewood with all proceeds benefiting our Recycling Program.  Delivery is unavailable. The wood is aged and cut-ready to burn.  Sale is open to all staff and students (please provide photo id/PIC Card in order to purchase the wood).

Firewood is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Large trucks $75

  • Small trucks $50

  • SUVs $40

  • Passenger car $30 (with backseat down)

  • Trunk $20

You must pay first at the Foundation Office, Room AA-132. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  They are closed on Friday’s.  Please bring your receipt when you pick-up your wood. Pickup times are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interested, please contact the Facilities Office by dialing extension 2629 or via email at

« REMINDER!!! All District Authorized Cart Operators - posted 4/11/12

Please refrain from driving on the grass driveway, across the street from Parking Lot 12/Comet Circle, between Buildings HS & MD.  This area is only to be utilized by Emergency Vehicles (ambulances, fire truck, etc.)

If you observe anyone doing this, please contact the Facilities Office with the cart id# and a description of the driver.

« Graffiti Reporting: - posted 11/29/11

The Facilities Office receives a lot of phone calls and emails from employees reporting graffiti on our campuses.  Please refer to the following paragraph regarding the reporting process:

Graffiti is an eyesore.  It is costly, destructive, and is against the law (California Penal Code 594.2).  Palomar College is committed to a prompt response to graffiti that occurs on campus and requests that all departments and individuals on campus promptly notify Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/744-7753.  Once a report has been issued, Campus Police will deliver the report to the Facilities Office who will dispatch our Maintenance Painters and or Skilled Maintenance Technicians/Parking Lots to remove the graffiti.

Environmental Health & Safety Cart Operations Reminder - posted 7/19/2013


Please remember that all carts must refrain from driving on the main sidewalk during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Exemptions are the Disability Resource Center (transporting students) and Student Health Services personnel (during emergencies only)

Please utilize Comet Circle from the top of campus (near the RS Buildings to the HBET Building) or the Fire Lane (near the NS Building to the O-Building).

Please remember also to:

  • Give right-of-way to ALL foot traffic

  • The speed limit for carts shall be no faster than pedestrian traffic

  • Cart operators are to pay particular attention to the needs of disabled persons, as limitation in vision, hearing or mobility may impair their ability to see, hear or move out of the way of the carts

  • Car operators are not to block the path or limit pedestrian access

  • AT NO TIME AT ALL, are carts allowed to drive on the lawns -- this is especially true for the area between the buildings of AA/ST and MD.

  • Do not operate or park a cart on a sidewalk unless there is enough room for an ADA device to pass

  • The use of earphones, earplugs, headsets, cellular phones (including texting), and portable radios are prohibited while driving

With the increased congestion in both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, safety and caution are absolutely critical.

When driving maintenance carts on campus, please do not drive along the sidewalks:

  • Behind the GJ-Building to and from the Natural Science Building. This is a pedestrian sidewalk not an established access route for carts. To reach the Natural Science Building, please enter from the Comet Circle side to the driveway access.

  • Side portion of the HS Building. This is a pedestrian sidewalk not an established access route for carts.

REMEMBER, the pedestrian always has the right of way!


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