May 16, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Committ

Moderator: Mary Wright

May 16, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Committ

Postby Mary Wright » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:52 pm

May 16, 2012

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee (BFCC) was held on May 16, 2012 at the Municipal Center. Mr. Holland called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

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

Mr. Cundiff has not yet completed the evaluation form for the designer. The Library Trustees were going to have a conversation regarding making some funds available to do an appraisal on the easements. Mr. Cundiff spoke with Ms. Carlsson after that meeting, and she indicated that the Trustees are still in the process of discussing that.

Mr. Cundiff presented the official copy of Addendum #2. It adds Option B to the evaluation, which explores expansion of the project into the Municipal Center for use by the Police Dept. Due to budget constraints, the Chiefs of Police and Fire and the Highway Superintendent volunteered the funds that were designated for the RFQ submittals and design work. Those funds would be allocated to the current Town budget. Mr. Cundiff has drafted Addendum #3, which implements that change. He recommended the Committee issue Addendum #3, which extends the due date to June 20, 2012.
Mr. Cundiff has drafted Addendum #4. If Town Meeting goes along with the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee, the project is essentially completed due to transferring the funds. Mr. Cundiff is looking for the Committee’s pre-approval on this.
Ms. Brown made a motion to issue Addendums #3 and #4 for the Safety Complex, as may be appropriate on #4. Ms. Mosczynski seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Ms. Mosczynski stated that there is a School Building Committee meeting tomorrow night. There will be a site walk prior to tomorrow’s meeting at 4:00 PM, weather permitting. Mr. Cundiff added that much of the foundation has been poured for the new building. Utilities are mostly installed. The water line loop has been approved at Town Meeting.

Mr. Cundiff stated that the Selectmen awarded the contract to MDM Construction of Dudley, MA. The bid, including both bid alternates, was $77,400. The architect is in the process of finalizing the contract. The contract will be forwarded to MDM for the Selectmen to sign within the next two weeks.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to accept the April 18, 2012 Building Facilities Construction Committee meeting minutes as corrected. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4, Ms. Mosczynski abstained.

Hemlock Street Bridge: Mr. Cundiff has not been able to prepare another RFQ. It was decided at Town Meeting to revisit the issue with Town Counsel. The recommendation is to solicit three prices.
South Street Bridge: This will be grouped with the Hemlock Street bridge work.
Main Street Sidewalk: The status has not changed. Mr. Cundiff is hoping to bid the project out using Chapter 90 money along with John Furno’s highway work. There is an emergency order from the Conservation Commission to replace the culverts near the gas line where the pipe crosses Rte. 16. Those culverts will be replaced come Monday. Mr. Cundiff is still hoping to group this project with the paving project.
Compost Facility: The Uxbridge Town Manager has drafted an inter-municipal agreement and is exploring it with their Board of Selectmen.
Mr. Gouin asked about the wind turbine report. Mr. Cundiff replied that a month ago, CDM had sent an electrical engineer into the high school to look at the electrical circuitry to see what design modifications would have to be made to connect to the turbine. A cost estimate will be incorporated into the feasibility study, which is still being worked on.
Mr. Cundiff received an email from the D.O.E.R. They may have some grants available for solar stuff.
Mr. Cundiff spoke about the Four-Town Economical Development Grant for a project where Douglas, Northbridge, Sutton and Oxford meet. The boards of all four towns have approved a subdivision road. He received an email from the State regarding the Mass Works Grant Program. Mr. Cundiff went on to describe that grant, how it may be applied to construct the subdivision road, and the project itself.
Ms. Mosczynski asked what has happened to the Green Communities recommendation that the Committee had approved and sent on to the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Cundiff replied that the Board of Selectmen has requested a cost analysis comparison. Ms. Mosczynski asked that this be put on the next agenda.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:28 PM. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary T. Wright
Recording Secretary
Mary Wright
Posts: 529
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:56 pm

Return to 2012 Meetings

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests