Fleet Services Section began operation in Fiscal Year 1977-78 and was known as Equipment Management, and maintained only Public Works Department vehicles and equipment. Fifteen employees, 314 equipment units, 745,697 units of use, we completed 4,137 repairs, distributed 28,046 gallons of diesel fuel and 171,571 gallons of gasoline. We had eleven mechanics which resulted in 28.5 pieces of equipment per mechanic.
In Fiscal Year 1980-81, Equipment Management consolidated with the Parks & Recreation Department. This consolidation resulted in twenty-five employees, 468 equipment units, 1,350,025 units of use. We completed 7,510 repairs, distributed 36,073 gallons of diesel fuel and 233,181 gallons of gasoline. We now had seventeen mechanics which resulted in 27.5 units per mechanic.
In Fiscal Year 1985-86, Equipment Management consolidated services and equipment with the Utilities Department (Water and Waste Water). We now had thirty-three employees, 1,247 vehicles, 3,283,838 units of use, and we completed 8,816 repairs. We distributed 94,036 gallons of diesel fuel and 468,494 gallons of gasoline for a total cost of $492,610. We now had twenty mechanics which equaled 62.35 pieces of equipment per mechanic.
In Fiscal Year 1992-93, the administration moved the maintenance of the cars and pickups to the Police Garage. Equipment Management is still responsible for ownership and perpetuation of these units. They, at the same time, made a reduction in force within equipment management of thirteen full time employees. We now had twenty employees, 954 equipment units, 1,914,725 units of use. We completed 6,187 repairs, and we distributed 177,357 gallons of diesel fuel and 254,964 gallons of gasoline for a total cost of $508,097. We now had eleven mechanics with 86.7 pieces of equipment per mechanic.
Once again in Fiscal Year 1996-97, Equipment Management lost three more employees (two garage supervisors and one welder). We also lost our preventative maintenance building that was only ten years old to the construction of Haymarket Park. Morale was indeed low, as we had lost sixteen employees and our new preventative maintenance facility. So, at this time, we developed our first strategic plan which was the City's second plan ever written, the first being written by the Finance Department. As part of this strategic plan we changed our name to Fleet Services and started a new era in fleet management. We now had seventeen employees, 927 equipment units, 2,069,856 units of use. We completed 5,193 repairs, and we distributed 170,996 gallons of diesel fuel and 239,644 gallons of gasoline for a total cost of $552,964. We now had 10.25 mechanics with 90.4 pieces of equipment per mechanic.
As of our most recent Fiscal Year completed, 2005-06, we now have seventeen employees, 1,010 equipment units, 2,664,187 units of use. We completed 4,898 repairs, and we distributed 223,184 gallons of diesel fuel and 220,589 gallons of gasoline for a total fuel cost of $1,107,900. We currently have ten mechanics and a vehicle equivalency of 101 vehicles per mechanic.
During this past year we completed development of an automated spread sheet for customer budget cost estimates. This has saved several weeks preparation time for budget compilation. We also began work two weeks ago on the development of our third automated equipment management information system. It is ours and Information Services' desire to built a system that can be used by all City and County agencies for tracking equipment management efforts and operations.