April 4, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Committ

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April 4, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Committ

Postby Mary Wright » Thu May 17, 2012 8:37 pm

APRIL 4, 2012

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee (BFCC) was held on April 4, 2012 at the Municipal Center. Ms. Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM.

PRESENT: Matt Sargent, Linda Brown, Virginia Howe, Shirley Mosczynski (Vice Chairman), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Joe Biagioni (Ex-officio)
ABSENT: Sean Holland, Ed Gouin

Ms. Brown recused herself.
Mr. Cundiff stated that Mr. Biagioni gave a presentation to the Board of Selectmen. They decided not to put the article on the warrant for this Town Meeting. They are looking at putting the article on the fall Town Meeting warrant. The architect still needs to do three things regarding permitting. Some fees were carried for filing a Notice of Intent, for filing a Site Plan Review, and filing permits under the Water Resources Protection Overlay District. Since they are still talking to some of the property abutters regarding an egress from the site, Mr. Cundiff recommends asking Mr. Charlie Van Voorhis of Durland Van Voorhis to shelf the project for the moment until those discussions are solidified. Mr. Van Voorhis did fill out the permit application forms and is looking for direction from the Committee on how to follow through.
Mr. Sargent feels it would be appropriate to shelf the project until the egress is figured out. Ms. Howe agrees. Mr. Biagioni stated that the Library Trustees will have time to advertise and promote the project with the anticipation that the project will be on the fall Town Meeting warrant. He is not sure if he has the authority to broker a deal regarding the parking lot egress. Ms. Mosczynski cannot see promoting the project unless the Town has an agreement regarding egress. Ms. Mosczynski suggested Mr. Biagioni talk with Mr. Guzinski, who may seek the advise of Town Counsel. Mr. Sargent agrees.
Discussion continued regarding the abutting properties, obtaining an easement, and other possible options.
Mr. Cundiff will work with Mr. Biagioni and Mr. Guzinski and will report back to the Committee periodically.
Mr. Cundiff presented a copy of a standard Designer Evaluation Form, which needs to be completed for Mr. Van Voorhis for the schematic design phase. The Committee decided that Mr. Cundiff should fill it out for the Committee to review.
Mr. Biagioni left the meeting.

Ms. Brown rejoined the meeting.
Mr. Cundiff presented a copy of the final RFQ, which was issued and advertised today. They are on track with the schedule. A site walk at the Fire Station is scheduled for April 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

Mr. Cundiff stated that they are having some good progress meetings with the Town of Uxbridge and have communicated the status with the Board of Health. The Uxbridge Town Manager is in the process of preparing a draft of an inter-municipal agreement. Part of the plan is to have DPW collect yard waste in a dump truck at a location in Town once a month so the public does not have to travel to Uxbridge.
The idea of having a regional facility on a trial basis has been raised with the Board of Selectmen. Their preference is to have something in Town, but they did see the value in having a regional facility for a year or two to gauge the demand. They did seem to appreciate the full scope of the site screening process.

Ms. Mosczynski stated that groundbreaking was well attended. Things are in progress.
Mr. Cundiff stated that they started pouring the foundation for the elementary school today. They are still dealing with trees that were buried from the previous project. The way that it was bid, the site contractor owns the removal of earth, which is to the Town’s advantage.

Approval of the minutes of the March 7, 2012 BFCC meeting were deferred to the next meeting.

The next meetings will be April 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM and May 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The submittals for the RFQ should come in prior to May 2, 2012. Copies will be placed in Mr. Cundiff’s office for the Committee to pick up and score.
Mr. Sargent will not be at the April 18, 2012 meeting.

Municipal Building Roof Project: Mr. Cundiff stated that nothing has changed since the last meeting. He, Mr. Guzinski and Mr. Colonero have a meeting with the architect tomorrow to finalize the scope.
Hemlock Street Bridge and South Street Bridge: Mr. Cundiff still needs to do an RFQ package for Designer Selection.
Main Street Sidewalk: No status change.
Municipal Wind Turbine: Mr. Cundiff has been communicating with CDM. They have all the data. He has forwarded copies of the electrical drawings from the as-built for the high school to them. They are below ideal, however they need to run a cost analysis to determine feasibility.

Ms. Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting 7:34 PM. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary T. Wright
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