November 17, 2010 BFCC Meeting

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November 17, 2010 BFCC Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:17 am

BUILDING FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 17, 2010

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee was held on November 17, 2010 in the Municipal Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:07 PM.
ATTENDANCE
PRESENT: Shirley Mosczynski, Linda Brown, Virginia Howe, Sean Holland (Vice Chairman), and William Cundiff (Town Engineer).
ABSENT: William McConnell (Chairman), Matt Sargent.

MATT SARGENT APPOINTMENT
Mr. Cundiff noted a letter included in the packet from Keith Menard, Town Moderator noting the appointment of Matt Sargent to the Building Facilities Committee for a term ending June 30, 2013.

POLICE SAFETY COMPLEX – STATUS UPDATE
Mr. Cundiff noted that the preliminary designs for the Police Safety Complex in the amount of $90,000 was approved at the STM with the amendment that requires consideration of existing buildings in the area. Mr. Cundiff reviewed a preliminary schedule for moving forward. He suggests amending the schedule to make the January 29, 2011 meeting the target date for reviewing the submitted bids. It was the consensus of the Committee for Mr. Cundiff to begin preparing an RFP to be reviewed at the next meeting on December 1, 2010. He noted that he sent members of the Committee an email with a link to a section in a document uploaded on the web site regarding procurement of building projects as well as designer selection processes. He encouraged members to review. Mr. Cundiff noted any project that is over $1.5 million is required by law to have an OPM (Owner’s Project Manager). He advised that the goal is that he will get certification so that he can act as OPM on this project as well as some of the other projects. Mr. Cundiff indicated that he would invite the Fire Chief/Highway Superintendent and the Police Chief to the next meeting for the review of the RFP. Some discussion held.

LIBRARY PROJECT – STATUS UPDATE
Mr. Cundiff noted the letter sent to the Capital Committee regarding this Committee’s comments on the Library Project. He also noted the summary sheet provided by the architect of the projected costs. This project being under $1.5 million will not need an OPM. He noted the formal scope of work also prepared by the architect. He suggested that an invitation be extended to the architect and Trustees of the Library to discuss the process moving forward. Some discussion held.

WIND TURBINE FEASIBILITY STUDY/SCHOOL CAMPUS – STATUS UPDATE
Mr. Cundiff gave an update on the wind turbine feasibility study at the school campus. He indicated that the Highway Department has cleared a radius of 200 feet around the proposed location for a temporary meteorological turbine site. CDM has completed the permit application and it is the goal to have the tower erected before the end of the calendar year. Once running there will be continual monitoring with live data available and periodic updates for one year. Some discussion held.


SOLAR DISCUSSION – STATUS UPDATE
Mr. Cundiff gave an update on the solar discussions. He noted discussions with Mr. Guzinski regarding the process for quantifying the municipal electrical usage. Some discussion held. It was suggested that a temp could be hired to initially input the data.
Mr. Cundiff noted a webinar that will be held on December 1, 2010 for anyone interested.

GREEN COMMUNITIES ACT – STATUS UPDATE
Mr. Cundiff noted that the initial application has been submitted for the Green Communities Act. This is for planning assistance for assessing and making recommendations to comply with the Green Communities Act. When Mr. Cundiff hears from the consultant he will schedule them to come to a meeting.

INTERMEDIATE/ELEMENATARY SCHOOL PROJECT STATUS UPDATE BY SHIRLEY MOSCZYNSKI
Ms. Mosczynski gave an update on the school building project. She noted that the article to move forward with the schematic design for the school building project was approved at the STM. She reported that MSBA has approved the project to move forward. She discussed the Model School Program, which MSBA has invited the Town to participate in. This will involve an additional 5 percent reimbursement points as well as an additional 1 percent for going green. Discussion held.

2011 MEETING SCHEDULE
This item was tabled until the next meeting.

MINUTES
The minutes of September 16, 2010 were reviewed. Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2010 meeting as presented. Ms. Brown seconded. Vote: Yes – 3, Abstained – 1.
Ms. Brown noted that the minutes of August 18, 2010 have not been approved. These will be brought to the next meeting.

NEXT MEETING
The next two meetings will be December 1, and 15, 2010.

ADJOURNMENT
Ms. Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM. Ms. Mosczynski seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted, Lisa Lannon, Recording Secretary
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