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Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

Police-Fire Facility Building Committee
Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 4:00pm
Hanna Cosman Meeting Room, Municipal Center

The mission of the Police Fire Facility Committee is to provide financial and technical oversight to the Police-Fire Building renovations/addition project. The ad hoc committee consists of 8 members and a liaison from the Selectboard. Currently serving are:

John Allen, Selectboard
Phillip Chapman
Kathy Dowd
David Emery, Sr.
Tony Farnum
Eli Gould
Robin Sweetapple
Prudence MacKinney
Steve Phillips
Patrick Moreland, Staff
Steve Horton, Project Manager

A. Confirm Meeting was warned
B. Public Participation
C. Approve Minutes – September 30
D. Project Update by Project Manager
E. Police Department Site Criteria
F. Adjourn


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Poll says keep costs down

Results of our instant runoff poll, fyi:

The best ideas I've heard for the Police and Fire station facilities, in order of preference, are:

1. just do health and safety quick fixes at three locations for $5.8 million (52.2%)
2. do the two Fire Stations (about $9.5 million); wait on Police station ($3 million +)
3. do them all as planned, at the same time, for just over $14 million
4. ask the taxpayers to weigh in via ballot
5. combine Police and Fire at Central; do West Brattleboro station, for $11.2 million
6. do the original plan, but scale back the add-ons like new furniture, for $12.6 million
7. I have another idea that I'll outline below in comments.
8. whatever the committee recommends, I support

Voters ranked their top three preferences. The top result is the one that garnered more than 50% of the votes.


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