BOS - January 25, 2011

BOS - January 25, 2011

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:48 pm


BOARD OF SELECTMEN
SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE PRESENTATION
JANUARY 25, 2011
Approved February 15, 2011

A meeting of multiple Committees was held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Municipal Center.

Mr. Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:07 PM. He noted that the meeting is being videotaped.
School Building Committee Attendance
PRESENT:
Voting: Mitch Cohen (Chairman), Paula Brouillette (Vice Chairman), Shirley Mosczynski, Nancy Lane, and. Leslie Breault.
Non-Voting: Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Dean Iacobucci, Beverly Bachelder, Tom Ellis, Donna DiNisco and Leno Filippi.
ABSENT:
Voting: Sarah McConnell.
Non-Voting: Mark Lydon.

Mr. Bonin called the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:07 PM.
Board of Selectmen Attendance:
PRESENT: Tim Bonin (Vice Chairman), Paula Brouillette, Jeffery LaPorte, Mitch Cohen, and Mike Guzinski.
ABSENT: Mike Hughes (Chairman).

Mr. Marks called the Planning Board to order at 7:07 PM.
PRESENT: Ernest Marks (Chairman), Eben Chesebrough, Robert Werme, Jr., Michael Zwicker, Mark Mungeam, Tracy Sharkey, Michael Greco (Associate Member), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent).
ABSENT: Derek Brown, Maureen Gallant (Associate Member).

Mr. Cohen noted the purpose of the meeting is to present the progress of the schematic design process, discuss the site issues, and to gather input before final decisions are made. He reviewed the schedule moving forward.
Mr. Ken DiNisco discussed the project in detail including the site, the new Elementary School, the Middle School, and the schedule.
A question and answer period followed. Further discussion held regarding the Green Initiative Program. Mr. Cohen explained the need for a Special Town Meeting and Election including the issues of time and cost. The need to know the cost to residents was noted. Mr. Cohen discussed the process of determining the cost to the taxpayers. The cost of repairing the Middle School versus the cost of bundling within this project with the reimbursement factor was noted as well as the need to get that information out to the public. Ms. Lane noted that Douglas is the only community in the State to be offered the opportunity by MSBA to bundle a repair with a new building at with the reimbursement rate.
Mr. Cohen thanked everyone for coming and indicated that information is available on the web site. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Cohen and/or Ms. Lane.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the School Building Committee at 8:50 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Marks indicated that the Planning Board would be continuing their meeting.
Ms. Brouillette made a motion to adjourn the Board of Selectmen meeting at 8:50 PM. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


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