Dumas said city workers have been focusing on improving the exterior grounds of Attleboro High School and other Attleboro schools.
"You will be very pleased, I promise you," he told the city council Tuesday. "When you come to the facility when we’re done in a few weeks you’ll say, ‘wow, this looks very different.'"
The mayor said in a written communication with the council that various city departments have pulled together for a number of projects, including "pruning trees, diseased tree removal, planting new trees, landscaping work, drainage repair, thorough sweeping of parking lots, and the restriping of parking areas."
He said in his communication that "associated expenditures will be recorded on the annual net spending report."
Dumas added Tuesday night that the improvements have been part of a busy summer that has coincided with the reconstruction of Attleboro's football field and track, which will be dedicated at a ceremony before the first Blue Bombardier home game on Sept. 20.
"I refuse to open the facility with the rest of the facility not looking up to par," he said.