July 18, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Comm.

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July 18, 2012 Building & Facilities Construction Comm.

Postby Mary Wright » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:38 pm

JULY 18, 2012

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee (BFCC) was held on July 18, 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, Matt Sargent, William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Michael Guzinski
ABSENT: Virginia Howe

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to nominate Sean Holland for the position of Chairman. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Brown made a motion to nominate Shirley Mosczynski for the position of Vice-Chairman. Mr. Gouin seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Mr. Cundiff spoke with Joe Biagioni, who was working with some of the Library Trustees and the property abutters to see how they could negotiate an easement across the abutting properties. Mr. Cundiff will draw up a sketch plan to show where the easement would be located. The goal is to go forward with the fall Town Meeting if the sketch plan is approved.
Mr. Cundiff has not yet sent in the architect’s evaluation because there was not a quorum at the last meeting. Ms. Mosczynski agrees with Mr. Cundiff’s scoring. It was the consensus of the Committee to go ahead and forward the evaluation.

Mr. Cundiff stated that the funding for the project has been eliminated based upon a Town Meeting vote.

Ms. Mosczynski stated that the structure is up and the foundations have been poured. The demountables were taken down. There will be a School Building Committee meeting tomorrow night. There will be discussion between the School Building Assistants and the School Building Committee to work out how to pay the bills without them being rejected. Mr. Cundiff presented the special aspects of the billing of this project. The schedule is still being finalized with the contractor.

Mr. Cundiff stated that the project is complete and all has gone according to the drawings.

Mr. Cundiff referred to the July 3, 2012 memo from Michael Guzinski in the packet asking for the Committee’s assistance in planning the renovation of the second floor of the Municipal Center for use by Municipal Departments. Mr. Cundiff asked Neal Dixon of Dixon and Salo to look at costs associated with renovation. When he gets that information, Mr. Cundiff will ask the Committee to make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen on how to proceed.

The consultant asked the Committee to review the Feasibility Study for the Municipal Wind Turbine Study and provide feedback back to him. Mr. Cundiff summarized the study, which found that there was not enough wind to support the size of turbine they were evaluating. There may be a marginally feasible scenario with a larger turbine at a higher elevation, which would be a longer return on investment.
Mr. Cundiff asked the Committee to provide feedback and make the recommendation to make the submittal to Mass CEC after the edits are made. Mr. Cundiff will update the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to accept the May 16, 2012 Building Facilities Construction Committee meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote: 3-Aye. Mr. Sargent abstained.

The next meeting will be August 15, 2012. There will be no meeting on August 1, 2012

The Hemlock Street Bridge project was awarded to Maguire Group in the amount of $65,155.00. A drill rig will start boring Monday. A stacked block structure with geo-grid reinforcing may be easily constructed in-house.
South Street Bridge – nothing new to report.
Main Street Sidewalk – nothing new to report.
Compost Facility: Uxbridge has signed off on an agreement and it now needs be finalized by the Douglas Board of Selectmen.
Green Communities Act: Mr. Cundiff has been speaking with Kelly Brown and a local builder about doing a cost analysis on the stretch building code. Mr. Cundiff will be attending a seminar next Thursday regarding solar on landfills.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM. Ms. Brown seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary T. Wright
Recording Secretary
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