TIME & PLACE:
Meeting September 4, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Canterbury Town Hall
Kent Ruesswick, Chairman
Kevin Bragg Historical District Commission
Mike Capone Selectmen representative
Ginger LaPlante Historical District Commission
Kent opened the meeting with a status update of the Towns
offer to purchase Robinsons property. The offer was received
favorably, and Kent and Ken will follow-up with Robinson this
week to continue discussion.
In addition to above attendees, the following individuals were
present: Eric Paulson, president of Sheerr McCrystal Palson (SMP)
and Steve Atherton of Cobb Hill Construction. Kent asked Eric
to present his preliminary draft plan for the new Life
Safety Building (LSB).
Eric reviewed with the committee the plan showing the LSB well
situated in the back of the proposed Robinson acreage. The LSB
is L-shaped with seven (7) bays for the fire department and its
facilities placed at the east end of the L; police
department in the middle; and six (6) bays for the highway department
and offices at the northwest end of the L. The committee
discussed the importance of having core access by all three (3)
departments. This would place offices, showers, etc. in the corner
of the L and bays extending in both directions from
this core access. This layout allows for future growth with additional
bays when necessary. Mike also mentioned that the police want
a secure booking area.
Eric stated that there could be more school parking in front
of the LSB.
Kent asked about moving the LSB driveway eastward to improve
the view for traffic leaving the LSB.
Eric stated that the next step is to provide a more detail layout
with location of specifics and then present the revised layout
to the Department heads for feedback.
Kent then asked Steve to present the budget pricing (quote) he
developed based upon similar projects. Steve presented the Cobb
Hill Construction document reflecting Town Hall improvement costs
of $200/q foot, and several alternate or add-on costs.
One of the add-on costs was a fire sprinkler system and alarm.
Charlie asked where water was coming from for the sprinkler system.
Kent then said that a sprinkler system was not requested and that
the Town wants only the alarm system. Steve clarified that the
quote does not include abatement of any asbestos or lead found
during the proposed inspection.
After reviewing the quote and available funding, the committee
discussed the prioritizing of required work on Town Hall. Kent
asked Steve if the Town needs a set of plans to obtain actual
dollar amounts. Steve said yes and Eric commented that an actual
set of plans would only result in a ten (10) percent variation
in proposed amounts. Kent then discussed the informal quote he
had received from a roofer and how this might be one area where
cost savings can be realized. In response to this Steve stated
he would bring in subcontractors to look at the revised, detail
The committee members then discussed the timing of the improvements
for Town Hall and acknowledged that where there were budget constraints
there needed to be other viable options. Several members suggested
having Canterbury citizens volunteer time and materials for painting,
refinishing the floor and contributing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry
and fixtures, for example.
At this point, Kent asked if the committee members agreed that
detail plans were needed and all concurred. Eric stated his organization
can do three (3) pages of design and scope of work statement;
and although this was outside the scope of their work, it was
no problem. It was agreed that Eric and Dave needed two (2) weeks
to complete the detail plans and prepare a hard budget for the
Town Hall improvements.
It was agreed the next meeting would include people from the
dump to discuss their requirements.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at Town Hall. This meeting will
begin at 7:00 p.m. This meeting for Committee members and
(NOTE: This meeting CANCELLED due to
Sept. 11 Memorial Service)
Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at Town Hall. This meeting
will begin at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will include Eric
and Steve to present revised documents.