September 19, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Comm.

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September 19, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Comm.

Postby Mary Wright » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:17 pm

BUILDING & FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee (BFCC) was held on September 19, 2012 at the Municipal Center. Mr. Holland called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM.

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

SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT
Ms. Mosczynski talked about the Topping Off Ceremony. The last steel girder was signed and put up on the gym. She spoke about the damage to the middle school that was caused by rainwater that had leaked through the roof of the gym. The School Building Committee (SBC) voted to replace the gym floor and the subfloor. A discussion was held regarding Builder’s Risk Insurance.
Ms Mosczynski stated that the SBC has a site walk at 5:00 PM before every meeting.
Mr. Cundiff stated that the next important goal is to get the building sealed up before the winter. Currently, the project is about a month behind.

MUNICIPAL COMPOSTING
Mr. Cundiff presented a copy of the Town of Uxbridge Compost Facility flyer. The Douglas Board of Health is now selling permits for $20 so that residents of Douglas can have access to the Uxbridge facility on River Road.

MUNICIPAL CENTER SPACE
Mr. Cundiff stated that back in July, the Board of Selectmen sent a memo asking the BFCC to evaluate the upstairs in the Municipal Center for use as office space. The prices from Dixon & Salo came in higher than expected. Mr. Cundiff and Mr. Guzinski will ask Neal Dixon to come in and walk the space, and then Mr. Cundiff will present those more realistic figures to the Committee.
A discussion was held regarding the probability of this project and other projects going forward, considering the financial status of the town. Ms. Mosczynski suggesting putting BFCC projects before the Strategic Budget Committee to make them aware of the history of the projects they are working on. For the next meeting, Mr. Cundiff will draft a memo for the Committee to review and, if it is acceptable, forward it to the Selectmen with a copy to the Strategic Budget Committee.

MUNICIPAL WIND TURBINE STUDY
Mr. Cundiff stated that, according to the Draft Feasibility Study and Executive Summary, the site wind speeds are not feasible unless they have a very large turbine (350 ft) behind the high school. The payback was beyond the recommended 5-7 years. The next step would be to seek a grant for the construction of that large turbine. That step would be driven by the Board of Selectmen.

TOWN WEBSITE
Mr. Cundiff stated that the new town website has a spot for information about the BFCC. He has put in some basic information and invited the committee members to provide input.

MINUTES
Ms. Brown made a motion to accept the February 1, 2012 Building Facilities Construction Committee meeting minutes as amended. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote: 5-Aye. Mr. Sargent abstained.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to accept the May 2, 2012 Building Facilities Construction Committee meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote: 4-Aye. Mr. Gouin and Mr. Holland abstained.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to accept the July 18, 2012 Building Facilities Construction Committee meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Gouin seconded the motion. Vote: 4-Aye. Mr. Sargent and Ms. Howe abstained.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
There will be no meeting on November 21, 2012

ONGOING PROJECTS
Library ADA Project: Mr. Cundiff is working on an easement plan for the Library Trustees. He plans to have it done this week. After it goes to the Library Trustees, Town Counsel will draft the language for the easement document. Mr. Cundiff, Mr. Guzinski and Joe Biagioni will be working on a plan for moving forward.
Hemlock Street Bridge: Mr. Cundiff stated that the bridge project is about 25% complete.
South Street Bridge: Mr. Cundiff stated that the Highway Superintendent will talk to the Town Administrator and perhaps pursue going out for RFQ with a designer for that project.
Main Street Sidewalk: Mr. Cundiff and the Highway Superintendent are working on trying to combine a paving project with the sidewalk project.
The Green Communities Act: Mr. Cundiff does not have any new updates. The Selectmen are waiting for a cost analysis.
Ongoing Solar Project: Mr. Cundiff has been speaking with CDM about the town landfill. Mr. Cundiff did go to a seminar about solar on landfills. Mr. Cundiff will get CDM some backup documentation and then they will give him an opinion.

ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 PM. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary T. Wright
Recording Secretary
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