May 21, 2014 BFCC Meeting

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May 21, 2014 BFCC Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:48 pm

MAY 21, 2014

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee (BFCC) was held on
May 21, 2014 at the Municipal Center. Mr. Holland called the meeting to order at 7:17 PM.

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

Mr. Cundiff reported that they are still on target to reach substantial completion for the project on July 1, 2014. There were issues with the roof and with water leaks. There were leaks in the elementary school’s gym roof and there was damage to the floorboards in the new gym. How the floorboards will be addressed is still being assessed. Insurance is looking into that. Someone will be coming in to give a second opinion on the gym floor.
There was infrared testing done by the Commissioning Agent to the flat section of the roofs. There were areas that indicated moisture below the roof. The contractor should be repairing those areas. The Agent will do another infrared scan after the repairs are made.
The latest theory regarding the water in the roof is that when the roof sections were being installed, penetrations were made to install harnesses at the apex of the roof. Mr. Cundiff has been waiting for months for the contractor to submit a report summarizing the issue and the problems.
The cistern and storage sheds are ongoing. The Town went out to bid for the cistern and the shed. They are issuing contracts separate from the general contractor. Irrigation of the fields cannot occur. Options are being investigated.
There are minor Punch List items that remain in the elementary school.
A significant amount of snow fell off the gym roof, and that is a safety issue which needs to be rectified. The Chairman of the School Building Committee asked DiNisco to submit options by the June meeting. Chillers were damaged when that snow fell, and an insurance claim was put in for that damage. A discussion was held.

Mr. Cundiff presented that the Board of Selectmen did not support moving forward with renovating the second floor of the Municipal Center at this time, nor did the project score well with the Capital Committee. They are still exploring getting work done at no cost, i.e. Blackstone Valley Tech., the Sheriff’s program, and a grant program from Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Mr. Cundiff presented that he has a signed contract by Tully Construction of Southbridge for $346,836. Mr. Cundiff will issue a Notice to Proceed tomorrow. All easements are in place and surety was provided. The road will be closed for up to six weeks with a five mile detour. He will send a letter out to affected residents once he gets a schedule from Tully. The substructure construction of the bridge needs to be completed by September 15, 2014 and the full project must be completed by November 25, 2014.

Mr. Cundiff received prevailing wages. Greenman-Pederson, Inc. submitted a revised schedule with construction scheduled from July 21 – October 15, 2014. There should not be any road closures for this project.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to accept the January 15, 2014 Building Facilities Construction Committee meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to accept the February 26, 2014 Building Facilities Construction Committee meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Mr. Cundiff stated that the company that was looking to place solar panels on the roofs of municipal buildings toured the buildings again. They were surprised at the screening on the roofs of the new elementary and middle schools. They no longer want to place panels on those schools, but they are looking at the high school. They will consider the primary school if the School Dept. repairs the roof first. The funds for these roof repairs have already been approved.
Along with solar panels at the primary school, the Town would receive a maintenance contract for the roof for at least 20 years. The pros and cons of the proposal were discussed. There are exemptions in the procurement laws for renewable energy, but they may still have to go out to bid on it. This is still being discussed with Town Counsel.
The BFCC would like to know why the repairs to the roof of the primary school have not yet been done. Mr. Cundiff will find out how much money was set aside for the repairs.
Mr. Cundiff reported that the Library Project scored high on the Capital Plan. Ms. Mosczynski stated that the cost for that project is over two million.

June 18, 2014 and July 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 PM. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary T. Wright
Recording Secretary
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