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School Building CommitteeJanuary 04, 2016
Meetings & Notices
The North Adams School Building Committee will hold a meeting on
Monday, January 4 at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 202 (second floor) at City Hall
North Adams School Building Committee Agenda
4 January 2016
Conference Room 202
I. Call to order
II. Reading and Approval of Records
a. Minutes of 16 November 2015
b. Minutes of 30 November 2015
c. Minutes of 14 December 2015
III. Committee Business
a. Financial update report by SBS
b. Schedule review and update
IV. Project Discussion/Updates
a. Construction Status Update
b. JWA update
c. Open House
d. Other project concerns on the minds of SBC members
V. Other issues that may come before the Committee
VI. Future meetings
a. Next meeting to be discussed
NORTH ADAMS SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE
04 January 2016
Building Committee: Mayor Alcombright, Spencer Moser, Nancy Ziter, Michele Vareski, Sandra Cote, John Franzoni, James Montepare, Annie Pecor and Shelley Fachini
Jones Whitsett Architects: Margo Jones
Colliers International (formerly SBS): Andy Gentile
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:01 pm and held at the City Hall Conference Room 202, 10 Main Street, North Adams.
READING AND APPROVAL OF RECORDS
A motion was made by Nancy Ziter and seconded by Michele Vareski to approve the minutes for the November 16, 2015, November 30, 2015 and December 14, 2015 meeting. The motion passed.
Andy Gentile from Colliers stated that we are still within the agreement with MSBA. Current outstanding PCO’s are under $100K.
A. Construction Status Update – provided by Andy Gentile
Opening day was very successful with a few minor issues. The construction workers will start working from 3 pm – 11 pm to continue with punch list items. Andy is keeping a running list of challenges that come up. He asked Ms. Fachini to advise her staff to send her any items they may find and he will address with contractor.
Mayor Alcombright asked about the status of the outside sign going on the slate. Andy stated he would follow up. The Mayor also stated that the heating in the building seemed to be consistent from floor to floor and classroom to classroom as he had walked the building this morning. Andy stated there were a couple of rooms that were very warm and they were being looked into.
Ms. Fachini stated opening day far exceeded her expectations. The kids were happy and the teachers’ anxiety has lessened. Everything ran smoothly. She stated that on Tuesday they were going to try something different with the walkers and that there was not enough staff parking and they would have to continue to use the church parking lot for overflow. Mayor Alcombright stated the parking will be looked at.
B. JWA Update
Margo Jones stated they are working on some glitches yet overall everything is going well.
C. Other Concerns
Mayor Alcombright stated there will be an open house on Monday, January 25th at 1:30 pm. His office with the Superintendent’s office is working on a list of invitees. This tour will be for specific people including MSBA employees and elected officials. In the evening from 6 pm – 7:30 pm there will be an open house for the community.
The Mayor thanked everyone on the committee for their time and efforts over the past few years and stated it all come together today for him when he saw the kids arriving to their new school.
There is no plan for any future meetings. If something were to come up then the committee would meet again.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 pm