May 12, 2010 BFCC Minutes

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May 12, 2010 BFCC Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:13 pm

MAY 12, 2010

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee was held on May 12, 2010 in the Municipal Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

PRESENT: Shirley Mosczynski, Virginia Howe, William McConnell, Sean Holland, William Cundiff (Town Engineer).

Mr. Holland nominates Ms. Howe as Chairman. Ms. Howe declines. Ms. Howe nominates Mr. McConnell as Chairman and Mr. Holland as Vice Chairman. Ms. Mosczynski seconds the nominations. Vote unanimous.

Mr. Bob Joesy and Mr. Bob Sullivan, Water and Sewer Commissioners were present to give an update on the Manchaug Road water and sewer extension. Mr. Sullivan discussed the bids for the completion of the extension as well as the recommendation of awarding the bid to D&F Afonso Builders. In addition, he discussed the reasons for not recommending the lowest bidder. Some discussion held. Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to support the recommendation. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Mr. Cundiff encouraged members to view the last BFCC Meeting online. Kelly Brown, Central Regional Green Community Coordinator was present to discuss the Green Communities Act, including the benefits to the Town of adopting the Green Communities Act. Any questions can be sent to Mr. Cundiff. He reminded that the Board of Selectmen has charged this Committee with the task of making a recommendation on whether to move forward with the Green Communities Act. Some discussion held including some question as to the costs that would be involved, in addition to whether the school buses would be included in a plan to reduce fuel consumption. Mr. Cundiff noted he would discuss this with Ms. Brown.
Mr. Cundiff also discussed the Mass Energy Insight. He noted that he signed up with a State sponsored program through Mass Energy Insight which allows for a tracking system of the fuel consumption in all the Town buildings as well as analyze for efficiency.
Further discussion held regarding the Green Communities Act and what the implications would be if the Town failed to meet the guidelines of the Act.

Mr. Cundiff noted that the Board of Selectmen authorized CDM to move forward with preparing a grant application to the Clean Energy Center which was submitted on May 4, 2010. This grant will be for $85,000 which would fund a feasibility study for a wind turbine on the school campus. Discussion held.

Mr. Cundiff indicated that this discussion was deferred at the last meeting. He noted that Mr. Cary from Blue Wave Strategies has indicated an interest in providing an RFP for the bid process for the construction of a solar array at the landfill. Mr. Cundiff asked how the Committee would like him to proceed with this. It was agreed to look into the different types of scenarios. Mr. Cundiff suggested researching sample contracts from other Towns, as well as how long they have been in operation, and whatever other information they can give us. Further discussion held.

Mr. Cundiff further discussed the process and function of the

Manchaug Road Sewer - Mr. Cundiff will follow up with the status of the Manchaug Sewer.

Openings on the BFCC – Keith Menard, the Town Moderator, discussed the vacant positions on the BFCC and discussed his efforts with the Board to solicit volunteers to fill the vacant positions.

Police/Fire Safety Complex - Mr. Cundiff noted that there has been a lot of discussion regarding the cost of the Safety Complex. He suggested that he contact other towns that have recently built police stations and put together a spread sheet summarizing population, size of police department, square footage of the building and overall cost. He suggested that this be presented to Capital Improvement Committee and perhaps this could be revisited at the Fall Town Meeting or the Annual. Some discussion held. It was the consensus that this would be helpful.

The minutes of March 17, 2010 were reviewed. Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the minutes of March 17, 2010 as presented. Mr. Holland seconded. Vote unanimous.
It was noted that there was not a quorum for the April 17, 2010 Meeting. Therefore, it will be considered informational only and no action is necessary.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 PM. Ms. Howe seconded. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
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