January 21, 2009 BFCC Minutes

January 21, 2009 BFCC Minutes

Postby Lisa Lannon » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:21 am


A meeting of the Building Facilities & Construction Committee was held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Mr. Rosenkrantz called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

Present: Mr. Joel Rosenkrantz (Vice Chairman), Mr. William McConnell, Ms. Shirley Mosczynski, Mr. Sean Holland, Ms. Jeanne McHale, Ms. Virginia Howe, Mr. William Cundiff (Town Engineer).
Absent: Mr. Daniel Heney (with notice).

Mr. Cundiff reviewed the FY10 Budget for the BFCC as it was submitted. He noted that the Executive Director has asked each department to submit three budgets: level funded and 5% and 10% reductions. Some discussion held. Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the FY10 Budget for BFCC as presented. Ms. McHale seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

The 2009 meeting schedule was reviewed. It was noted the Committee will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM rather than twice per month. It was the consensus of the Committee that this is acceptable.

Mr. Cundiff noted that in anticipation of the proposed Federal stimulus package the State had requested a list of projects that would be shovel-ready within 180 days and completed within two years. Mr. Cundiff reviewed the list as submitted to the State which included North Street Reconstruction, Martin Road Park, Library, Sidewalk Extension – Franklin to Sunset and Sewer Extension – Sunset to Safety Complex. Discussion held.

Mr. Cundiff presented the Five Year Capital Building Plan as presented last year. The Executive Administrator has asked for an update of this plan. Mr. Cundiff suggested that the entire plan be staggered out one year. He noted that in preparation of the plan allocation was as follows: study - .75%, design – 7% and construction – 92.25%. Committee agreed that the Engineering News Record would be used to determine the rate of cost increase that should be applied for this year. It was also suggested by the Executive Director that the Library project be included on the plan. Discussion held as to what dollar amount to put the project at. It was noted that the project was submitted to the State at 1.1 million; however, a letter was noted from Charlie Van Voorhis indicating that the project would be approximately 1.8 million with another 25 to 20 % for soft costs. Ms. Howe made a motion to put on the Five Year Capital Plan the cost for the Library at 1.1 million as submitted to the State and to include the letter from Mr. Van Voorhis regarding his opinion of the cost. Ms. McHale seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. A copy of the plan and letter will also be sent to the Library Trustees.
Mr. Rick Colonero was present to discuss his plan to move forward on the capital project of masonry repair of this building and the Post Office/Senior Center. He explained that he was waiting until the roof was completed on the Post Office. He discussed the process of accomplishing this task and indicated that the funds are already in place for it.
Mr. Cundiff noted that the Selectmen’s Office has also requested that the extension of the sewer line project as submitted to the State also be included in the Five Year Capital Plan.
Mr. Cundiff will make the changes to the Five Year Capital Plan and will send copies to members as well as appropriate departments.

Ms. Mosczynski reported that the School Building Committee will be meeting Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 6:00 PM. Some discussion held.

The minutes of the August 20, 2008 meeting were reviewed. Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the August 20, 2008 minutes as presented. Mr. McConnell seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ms. McHale seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 8:04 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
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