Meeting Minutes

Jamestown Buildings & Facilities Committee

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

DRAFT

Meeting held at 7:00PM in the Jamestown Library Meeting Hall

Members:

Bill Kimball - present

Lisa Bryer - present

Daniel Capuano - present

Maryanne Crawford - present

Arek Galle - present

Al Iacobbo - present

Ray Iannetta - present

Nick Robertson - present

Ken Littman - present

 

Motion made by Maryanne Crawford, seconded by Nick Robertson: Table approval of October 24th meeting minutes to next meeting. Motion unanimously approved.

Motion made by Nick Robertson, seconded by Dan Capuano: Eliminate Ft. Wetherill Hill as a potential Public Works Barn site on the basis of high cost. Motion approved by majority vote. In favor: Kimball, Bryer, Capuano, Crawford, Iannetta, Robertson. Opposed: Galle.

Motion made by Nick Robertson, seconded by Dan Capuano: Eliminate Southwest Avenue as a potential Public Works Barn site on the basis of lacking sufficient space. Motion approved by majority vote. In favor: Kimball, Capuano, Iannetta, Robertson. Opposed: Bryer, Crawford, Galle.

Nick Robertson said that the final PW Barn site should be the most cost efficient and able to accommodate the most people. Ray Iannetta said that the final choice must consider the cost of all aspects including zoning, access to highways, emergency response capability, operational costs, sewers, spills, electrical service, LANS, DSL, fire systems, security.

Nick Robertson stated that the Sewer Plant needs will possibly expand. Ray Iannetta stated that newer methods will result in smaller space needs for the Sewer Plant. Ray distributed a copy of a pamphlet from the Jamestown Waste Water Treatment Facility that describes tertiary treatment methods which 1) are more cost effective vs. current method and 2) do not require more tankage, in fact could reduce tankage.

Nick Robertson said that the road cost for Lot 47 would be handled by the Town. Bill Kimball said that nothing is free and materials, such as asphalt, cost money. Bill stated that site cost for Lot 47 could be 50% of the cost of the building. Also, Lot 47 would require a zoning change as it is an industrial project in a residential neighborhood, there is inadequate water in the event of fire and utility services would be at a premium due to location.

Dave Lussier (public attendee) stated that it cost him $12,000 to bring electricity to his house that is in the area of Lot 47.

Dan O'Neill (public attendee), also residing in the area of Lot 47, stated that that it took seven (7) days for the roads to clear after Hurricane Bob. Maryanne Crawford said it took one (1) day. Ray Iannetta said it was three (3) days for families in his area to get to North Main Road. Also, after the roads were supposedly clear, cars had to weave around piles of debris.

Bill Munger (public attendee) stated that the Committee should consider personnel/wages as it is one of the Town's largest expenses, and look at opportunities to consolidate payroll.

Motion made by Nick Robertson, seconded by Dan Capuano: Town Council to be requested to hire a cost estimator provide site, prep and operational costs for a Public Works Barn at both the Sewer Plant site and Lot 47. Motion approved by majority vote. In favor: Kimball, Capuano, Iannetta, Robertson. Opposed: Bryer, Crawford, Galle.

Motion made by Maryanne Crawford, seconded by Nick Robertson: Table presentation of William L. Burgin Architects to next meeting. Motion unanimously approved.

Motion made by Nick Robertson, seconded by Lisa Bryer: Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 21st at 5:00PM in the Jamestown Library Meeting Hall.

Bill Kimball, Chairman