May 4, 2011 BFCC Meeting

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May 4, 2011 BFCC Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Thu May 19, 2011 5:32 pm

BUILDING FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
MEETING MINUTES
MAY 4, 2011

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee was held on May 4, 2011 at the Municipal Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: William McConnell (Chairman), Shirley Mosczynski, Virginia Howe, Linda Brown, Ed Gouin, Matt Sargent, William Cundiff (Town Engineer).
ABSENT: Sean Holland (Vice Chairman).

ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS
Annual appointments were reviewed and discussed. Ms. Brown noted that she has indicated that she is interested in continuing. Mr. Gouin indicated that he has not yet made his decision. Mr. Cundiff noted that the Board of Selectmen will be making their appointments on June 7, 2011 so there is still time. Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to recommend that Linda Brown be reappointed to the Building Facilities Construction Committee/Energy Committee for a period of three years. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Mr. Cundiff will advise Ms. Kane.

SAFETY COMPLEX
Mr. Cundiff distributed and reviewed an updated scope of work for the Safety Complex. He noted it is not complete. A complete version will be emailed to members tomorrow for review for the next meeting. Discussion held.

LIBRARY ADA RENOVATION PROJECT
Mr. Cundiff noted three bids were received and distributed to the Committee from Abacus, Robert Farley, and Durland VanVoorhis. He distributed score sheets and indicated he needed these competed and returned to him by May 12, 2011 so that information can be compiled and ranked. He noted he could email if that is easier for completion. Mr. Cundiff briefly discussed the ranking process and indicated that all three candidates would be interviewed. Some discussion held. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Cundiff.

SITING OF A MUNICIPAL COMPOST FACILITY
Mr. McConnell reported on the Board of Health Meeting that was held on April 26, 2011. The Board of Health indicated that in previously reviewing this, many issues were noted such as cost, man-hours, and space. Mr. Yacino, Health Agent, will be investigating if there are composting bins available. Some discussion held. Mr. Cundiff will work further with Mr. Biagioni on available alternatives. He indicated that the Health Agent also noted issues with the adherence to DEP Guidelines. Determining the need for this was discussed.



HEMLOCK STREET BRIDGE
Mr. Cundiff distributed a copy of the scope of work for Hemlock Street Bridge. Proposals are due this Friday morning. He should have something to report for the next meeting. He discussed the process moving forward.

MUNICIPAL WIND TURBINE
Mr. Cundiff indicated that he would have the wind speed data for the next meeting. He noted that the sign offs from all four residents have been received for the sound level measuring devices.

INTERMEDIATE/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECT
Ms. Mosczynski reported on the School Project. She noted ongoing working session meetings have been held to assist in gathering information for moving forward. The process for satisfying LEED requirements was noted. Time constraints were noted.
Mr. Gouin noted concerns that geothermal is not being further considered for the school. Ms. Mosczynski noted the process for allocating funds. Mr. Cundiff noted that the School Building Committee did review and work with an architect for geothermal. Decisions were made based on information received from that architect. To go back at this point would impact cost and scheduling. The tight timeframe was noted. Mr. Gouin felt that the most efficient oil burners should be considered. Ms. Mosczynski indicated that she would continue to work toward getting the best product they can get.

DCS ENERGY SOLAR PROPOSAL
Mr. Cundiff noted that work continues with Town Counsel on the Request for Proposal. Some discussion held.

GREEN COMMUNITIES PLANNING ASSISTANCE
Mr. Cundiff reported that ICF International made a presentation to the Board of Selectmen last night. He encourages all to watch. He indicated that the Selectmen have asked the Energy Committee to review the cost benefit of adopting the Green Communities Act. Mr. Cundiff will contact communities that have already adopted the Act and ask for their input. He noted that information would vary from town to town. He is targeting to get a response to the Board of Selectmen by June 7, 2011.
Mr. Cundiff noted that Seth Pickering, DOER indicated that Green Communities Act monies are limited to energy reduction incentives rather than energy alternatives. Discussion held.

MINUTES
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the Building Facilities and Construction Committee Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2011 as presented. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 5, Abstained – 1. Motion carries.

AJOURNMENT
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 PM. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.
Respectfully submitted, Lisa Lannon, Recording Secretary
Lisa Lannon
 
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