8/20/08 BFCC Meeting Minutes

8/20/08 BFCC Meeting Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:38 pm


A meeting of the Building Facilities & Construction Committee was held on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. Mr. Heney called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM.

Present: Mr. Daniel Heney (Chairman), Mr. William McConnell, Mr. Joel Rosenkrantz (Vice Chairman), Ms. Shirley Mosczynski, Mr. Sean Holland, Ms. Jeanne McHale, Mr. William Cundiff (Town Engineer).
Absent: Ms. Virginia Howe.
Guests: Ms. Ann Carlsson (Library Director), Mr. Mike Guzinski (Executive Administrator). Members of the Capital Improvements Committee including: Ms. Paula Brouillette (Chairman), Mr. Mike Belleville, Mr. Donald Gonynor (Vice Chairman), Mr. Mark Dunleavy.

Library Director – “Green Building”
Ms. Ann Carlsson, Library Director discussed the possibility of Library renovations/upgrades to include green alternatives. She noted incentives in the form of rebates for some of the green alternatives. She asked if this is something the Committee would be able to investigate and what the next step would be. Mr. Cundiff noted that the School Building Committee will be soliciting a professional to design and do a feasibility study. The candidates will be scored on a number of criteria including green initiatives. He suggested a similar course of action for the Library. Some discussion held. It was agreed that this is a goal to pursue through a qualified professional.

Discussion with Capital Improvement Committee Regarding 5 Year Building Plan
Discussion held regarding the Five Year Capital Building Plan with relation to funding, timing and the quantity of projects. In addition, discussion held regarding the addition of the Library needs to the plan. It was noted that the Building Facilities and Construction Committee recognized that the Library’s ADA compliance as a priority; however, due to the fact that it was not a space needs issue it was not specifically addressed in the space needs study report. Community survey responses were taken into consideration in the preparation of the report.
It was noted that the Board of Selectmen will be meeting with the Water and Sewer Department to review the possibility of extending the sewer to the Fire Department complex. Ms. Brouillette indicated that the Capital Improvement Committee will be adding the Library to the plan and will pursue through the Board of Selectmen funding options and reviewing the timing of the plan. The importance of maintaining an open dialogue between the two committees was emphasized.

School Building Committee Update
It was noted that Mr. Cundiff is working on the RFS which has been sent to Town Counsel as well as the MSBA representatives for feedback prior to the next meeting. The School Building Committee would like to have a joint meeting with the Building Facilities and Construction Committee. It was suggested that they be invited to attend the next meeting on September 17.
Other Business
Mr. Heney noted that he had a discussion with Rick Colonero regarding the VFW building and the possibility of not heating the building this winter. This would entail the monthly meetings held there to be held at another location. Mr. Cundiff will discuss with Mr. Colonero.

Meeting Minutes
The minutes of the July 16, 2008 Meeting were reviewed. Mr. McConnell made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Ms. Mosczynski seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.
The next meeting will be September 17, 2008. Due to conflicts with some of the member’s schedules it was questioned if the meeting dates could be changed. Committee agreed to bring the possibility of meeting date change up at the next meeting.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. McConnell seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 8:29 PM.

Respectfully submitted

Lisa Lannon
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