November 18, 2009 Meeting Minutes

November 18, 2009 Meeting Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:23 am

BUILDING FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009


A meeting of the Building Facilities & Construction Committee was held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Mr. Heney called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Mr. Daniel Heney (Chairman), Mr. William McConnell, Ms. Shirley Mosczynski, Ms. Virginia Howe, Mr. William Cundiff (Town Engineer).
ABSENT: Mr. Sean Holland, Mr. Joel Rosenkrantz, and Ms. Jeanne McHale.

REORGANIZATION
It was the consensus to table the reorganization until the full Committee is present.

SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE UPDATE
Ms. Mosczynski gave an update on the School Building Committee. She noted all the work done by Mr. Cundiff and Mr. Guzinski. She discussed problems with the bid as well as advertising. Strategic Building Solutions came in at $110,000 for a job MSBS approved $50,000 for. Although it was advertised in the Central Registry, Town Counsel advised that it also be advertised in the local paper. Mr. Cundiff and Mr. Guzinski spoke with MSBA and they agreed to increase the approved figure for that scope of work to $70,000. After a lot of discussion the School Building Committee agreed to reject all bids to allow the Town to be able to reevaluate the process and undertake a new procurement. A revised RFS has been approved. Mr. Cundiff noted that this revised process came forth from the MSBA and he discussed the process that will ensue. Some discussion held.

FIRE STATION EXHAUST
Mr. Cundiff discussed the Fire Station exhaust issue. It was suggested that Chief Gonynor be invited to further discuss with this Committee. Mr. Cundiff will contact the Chief and ask him to come to the next meeting on December 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM.

MINUTES OF JULY 15, 2009
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the minutes of July 15, 2009 as presented. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

OTHER BUSINESS
Some discussion held regarding the mandatory training for ethics. Mr. Cundiff reviewed the process members are to follow.
Some discussion held regarding the green initiatives with regard to getting people in to talk to the Committee. Mr. Cundiff noted that representatives from UMass will be coming in to talk to the Planning Board regarding wind energy. He will notify BFCC as to the date so that they may attend also. It was suggested that National Grid be contacted to have someone come in and discuss grant opportunities. It was also suggested that a contractor come in to discuss geothermal.
Mr. Cundiff indicated that if anyone else has any suggestions for contacts to let him know.

ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM. Mr. McConnell seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.


Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
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