TIME & PLACE:
Meeting September 19, 2001 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall
Mike Capone Selectman Representative
Meeting began at 7 PM
Kent questions: How should CBNC interact with the Historic District
commission? What control do they have over what may be built in
the center? Mike says he will bring it up at the next selectmen
Public Meeting set for September 26th at the Town hall moved to
the Sam Lake House due to work on the shelves for the Canterbury
Store currently being done in the town hall.
Ken Jordan presents numbers he has gathered from Marshall and
Swift Valuation Guide (MSVG), as well as an hour long discussion
he had with an appraiser.
MSVG has detailed descriptions as well as pictures of various
municipal/commercial buildings with an estimate of per square
foot building costs.
Interesting note: Ken found many similarities between the type
of building we would want to build for the Public Works Garage
and the buildings described as airplane hangars.
Ken presented segregated costs and then averaged them together
as a working guess-timate for what public works garage might cost
per square foot.
$32 + a square foot Basic building costs for section of
the garage that would house equipment
$75 + a square foot More finished living space (office,
bathroom, sleeping quarters, etc.)
Figure $50 - $60 a square foot for Public Works garage.
Kent estimates size of P.W. Garage needed would be 4,000 square
feet (based on what we currently have, adjusted up a bit as per
additional space requested by Phil Stone). Therefore figure approximate
cost of P.W. Garage to be $250,000
Cost per square foot to build Life Safety building (combined Fire
and Police) increases dramatically because there will be more
specialty finished space (meeting and training rooms, showers,
bunkhouse, etc.) Estimate more like $80 a square foot. Square
footage that Chief Dale Caswell mentioned to us when we met earlier
this year was 9,000 sq. ft. That would make approximate cost of
Life Safety building $750,000. Something in numbers doesnt
compute, since in CIP Dale had given a figure of $400,000 for
a new life Safely building. That comes down to 5,000 square feet
if you use the $80 a sq. ft. price. Possibility that if the Life
Safety building has two floors, that the second floor would be
cheaper than $80 a sq. ft. thereby brining down the average per
Kent called around and found that the town of Atkinson recently
built just a Fire Station of 8,000 sq. ft. with an unfinished
second floor. Cost of project $800,000.
Discussion continues on how to prepare the committees report
as well as how to prepare for next weeks public meeting.
Should we present one plan, or shall we present two plans that
encompasses different options and respective price tags?
Committee decides not to focus on price at the public meeting,
but to have two plans prepared and outlined to stimulate discussion.
Discussion at the meeting will start with the general agreement
that the Public works garage should move from the center, and
general findings/feelings of the committee on what the next suitable
site would be (including pros and cons of exit 18, and the circumstances
surrounding the approaching "need to cap" the landfill
at the dump).
Discussion will continue on the topic of once the P.W. Garage
is moved to the dump, what will happen to the current garages?
Plan One: Public Works garages renovated to house the Library
Discussion to include: size/cost differences between renovating
the current library vs. remaking the garage; new access/egress
for the Fire department down Creamery Road and around fire pond;
plans to add second floor to current fire station and add access
from the fire pond level; plans for renovating Town hall by adding
handicap access, bathrooms, renovating basement; how current paved
area behind Town Hall could be used for parking for library and
Town hall; plans for the empty Elkins Library; affect on the centralization
of Town center.
Plan Two: Fire Department expands into the empty garage space
Discussion to include: how this will affect usefulness of a renovated
Town Hall, access/egress for fire station to allow parking by
Town hall, library expanding in current location, affect on Town
Center by having library across the intersection, cost of renovation
on this site vs. building elsewhere, etc.
Kent, Ted, Beth and whoever else from the committee wishes to
attend will meet at Kents house Sunday night to draft the
Note: Town just a notice from the DRA that we will need to reevaluate
by 2006. Mike figures this process might cost $75,000 to $90,000
The next meeting will be in one week, on 9/26/01 at 7 PM at Canterbury
Town Offices (Sam Lake House) as a community meeting, to invite
input from community members.