November 2, 2011

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November 2, 2011

Postby Lisa Lannon » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:03 pm

BUILDING FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 2, 2011



A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee was held on October 19, 2011 at the Municipal Center. Ms. Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Virginia Howe, Matt Sargent, Linda Brown, Shirley Mosczynski (Vice Chairman), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Joe Biagioni (Ex-officio).
ABSENT: Sean Holland (Chairman), Ed Gouin.
GUESTS: Ann Carlsson, Library Trustees, and Charlie Van Voorhis.

LIBRARY ADA RENOVATION PROJECT
This was tabled until later in the meeting.

SAFETY COMPLEX RFQ
Mr. Cundiff indicated there is no update at this time. He noted the need to prepare a schedule and also get input from Police and Fire Departments.

MUNICIPAL COMPOST FACILITY
Mr. Cundiff reported on the status of this Committee moving forward with the siting and cost of a municipal compost facility. He noted that the revised questionnaire is included in the packet for members to use in calling assigned facilities. Results can be forwarded to Mr. Cundiff.

LIBRARY ADA RENOVATION PROJECT (Continued)
Ms. Brown recused herself from the Library ADA Renovation discussion. Mr. Van Voorhis joined the meeting and Library Trustees were invited to join as well. Mr. Van Voorhis reviewed revisions in the designs as a result of the comments at the last meeting. Much discussion held including the potential for an office and the location of the bathrooms. Mr. Van Voorhis indicated that if the Committee feels they approve of the design in general terms, he would like to get the input of a cost estimator for the next meeting. Some discussion held. It was the consensus of the Library Trustees and the Committee that Mr. Van Voorhis move forward with cost estimations on plan G.

MUNICIPAL COMPOST FACILITY (Continued)
Mr. Cundiff noted the State Guidelines for Centralized Grass Composting and the Leaf and Yard Waste Composting Guidance Document previously distributed to the Committee. He reviewed maps of Town owned land that would allow for locating a facility. Discussion held. Committee members will move forward with calling their assigned facilities. Mr. Cundiff reminded the Committee of the time constraints with the schedule put forth by the Board of Selectmen.


MUNICIPAL SOLAR RFP/DCS ENERGY
Mr. Cundiff indicated that there is nothing further to report on the municipal solar RFP at this time.

CEDAR STREET BRIDGE PROJECT
Mr. Cundiff reported on the progress of the Cedar Street Bridge. He noted some delays, however, it is anticipated that it should be opened by the end of next week. Maguire is in the process of speaking with Mass. DOT regarding the opening of the bridge.

SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT
Mr. Cundiff reported on the progress of the Prequalification Subcommittee. The 90% drawings have been completed. The Fire Marshall, Fire Chief and Building Commissioner are in the process of peer review. C. Naughton has been awarded the bid on the haul road for $85,000.
Mr. Cundiff noted that the School Building Committee authorized the digging of test holes to provide information for cost estimating the potential to extend the water line. During the digging process an unanticipated drainpipe was hit. It has since been repaired, however, the outlet has not been located yet. This will become part of the haul road project in order to determine if the design has to be modified.
It is anticipated that the bids for the school project will be back by the end of January. Conservation Commission and Planning Board have concluded their reviews with orders of conditions. The 90% drawings are available for review in the Municipal Center.
Mr. Cundiff further noted that the Board of Selectmen supports the concept of looping the water line. Mr. Cundiff along with the Highway Superintendent and the Water and Sewer Superintendent will be reviewing the Town section of the loop.

MINUTES
The minutes of October 19, 2011 were reviewed. Ms. Brown made a motion to accept the minutes of October 19, 2011 as written. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote: Yes – 3, Abstained – 1. Motion carries.

MEETING SCHEDULE
The 2012 Meeting Schedule was discussed. Ms. Brown made a motion to approve the 2012 BFCC Meeting Schedule excluding July 4, 2012. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

OTHER BUSINESS
Mr. Cundiff noted he just received the sixth month progress report on the wind power from the meteorological tower at the high school. It looks a little below what was anticipated. He has distributed this report to members for future discussion.


UPCOMING MEETINGS
The upcoming meetings of November 16, 2011 and December 7, 2011 were noted.

ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 PM. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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