Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee

Public Bond Hearing Minutes 02.16.17

Public Bond Hearing for Bradford 2017 Minutes February 16, 2017 Motion made to open hearing. Motion carried 3-0. Present: John Pfeifle, Chairman; Sonny Harris, Selectman; Jim Bibbo, Selectman Bond Hearing opened at 7:10. Article 4: Town Hall Restoration Bond To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Hundred Sixty One Thousand Dollars ($861,000.00) (gross budget) for the renovation and restoration of the Historic Town Hall at Map 16 Lot 92.  The project will provide a full basement and a completely operational first floor for town offices and meeting rooms.  Further to authorize the issuance of not more than Six Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($675,000.00) of bonds or notes in accordance with the…
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Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 10.27.16

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 10/27/16, Town Hall Meeting called to order by Brackett Scheffy, Moderator at 5:30pm.  Committee members present were Harry Wright, Chairman, Michele Halsted, and Scott Mckenney. The minutes of the 10/17/16 meeting was approved. Scott reported that he has been in contact with some of the potential bidders.  Many potential bidders are reluctant to spend more time on a project that has not produced results.  Also, several expressed displeasure with the fact that their past efforts had not been recognized. Harry will create a letter acknowledging this lack of recognition, thank the past contributors and bring them up to date on the current situation. Also discussed was the most cost effective way of getting full…
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Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 10.11.16

Minutes, THROC meeting 10/11/16, Town Hall Meeting called to order by Brackett Scheffy, Moderator at 5:45pm.  Committee members present were Harry Wright, Chairman, and Will Kranz. Brackett’s letter to the BOS summarizing our joint meeting of 10/3 was reviewed.  Motion made by Wright, seconded by Kranz to approve and send to the BOS was approved, 3-0. Review ‘1 year’ vs. ‘1 ½ year’ project:  At the 10/3 meeting, “The committee voted on their position re: John’s 2 year plan.  The vote was 1 in favor, 2 opposed, 1 abstention.  The committee’s previous commitment to a single year solution was maintained” (minutes of 10/3 meeting).  At the 10/11 meeting, it was reiterated that the Committee backs the 1 year solution, with…
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Selectmen and Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 10.03.16

Minutes of Joint Meeting – October 3, 2016 Bradford Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee and the Select Board The meeting was held at the Town Hall and was called to order at 6:42 pm (following the Select Board meeting).  Present were Harry Wright, Will Kranz, Brackett Scheffy, Jim Bibbo, John Pfeifle, Sonny Harris, Jen Richardson, Beth Downs, Michele Halsted, David Halsted, Scott Mckenney, Mark Goldberg, Marlene Freyler, Marilyn Gordon and Karen Hambleton. It was noted that time is running short and that we may not be able to have “good” bids in time for Town Meeting. The Committee met just before this meeting and expressed its dissatisfaction with the process thus far. The Committee is strongly opposed to stretching out…
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Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 10.03.16

Minutes, THROC meeting 10/3/16, Town Hall, former Selectmen’s Office, before joint meeting with Selectmen. Meeting called to order by Brackett Scheffy, Moderator at 6:00pm.  Committee members present were Harry Wright, Chairman, Marcia Keller, Will Kranz, Michele Halsted and Scott Mckenney. Minutes of the 9/14/16 meeting were approved. Marcia Keller read her Letter of Resignation from the THROC, copy attached.  A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to refuse Marcia’s resignation.  However, she insisted and the resignation was (regretfully) accepted by the committee.  The committee thanked Marcia for her years of dedication and countless hours of effort to the project. Michele Halsted discussed fundraising and the fact that fundraising activity has been dormant since May, awaiting a commitment from the…
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Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 09.14.16

Minutes of Bradford Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee (THROC) Joint Meeting with the Select Board, September 14, 2016 The meeting was held at the Town Hall and was called to order at 5:30pm.  Present were Harry Wright, chair, Marcia Keller, Will Kranz, Brackett Scheffy, Jim Bibbo, John Pfeifle, Sonny Harris, Jen Richardson, Rural Heritage Connection (RHC), sitting in for Michele Halsted who was absent. David Halsted, Scott Mckenney, Dick Keller and Karen Hambleton were also in attendance. Harry reviewed the proposed scope of the project. The proposed scope approaches the work from the standpoint of the current needs of the Town and the long term needs of the building. The scope includes: A full foundation, with the southwest corner of…
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Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Agenda 09.14.16 (joint meeting with Select Board)

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee (THROC)  Agenda Meeting of September 14, 2016    5:30    at the Town Hall   Review and approve minutes of September 1, 2016 meeting. Present proposed project scope for next year to the Selectmen. Discuss as necessary, obtain commitment from the Selectmen to put a town hall restoration bond article on the warrant for town meeting 2017. Review LCHIP’s (Jenna) e-mail of 9/12 and craft a response. Other business Set next meeting date.

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 09.01.16

Minutes of Bradford Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee (THROC) Meeting, September 1, 2016 The meeting was held at the Town Hall and was called to order at 5:31pm by Harry Wright, chair.  Present were Marcia Keller, Will Kranz, Brackett Scheffy, Jim Bibbo, Jen Richardson, Rural Heritage Connection (RHC), sitting in for Michele Halsted who was absent. David Halsted and Scott Mckenney were also in attendance. Minutes of the August 11th meeting were approved as presented. Input from Scott Mckenney. Scott has been reviewing what Kelly Gale has sent him. There is a lot of information to go through. He has been getting in touch with some of the previously contacted bidders and will pursue getting updated bids from them as…
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Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Agenda 09.01.16

Agenda for THROC meeting Thursday, 9/1/16, 5:30pm, Town Hall Review and approve minutes, 8/11/16 meeting Input from Scott Mckenney re: his review of plans, history, etc. Review letter from LCHIP re: extension, HHW’s suggested response, and HHW e-mail to the committee of 8/28. Define project scope for this year based on 3. above. Review immediate tasks for Scott based on 4. above. Set next meeting date

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 08.11.16

Minutes of Bradford Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee (THROC) Meeting, 8/11/16 The meeting was held at the Bradford Town Hall and was called to order at 5:30pm by Brackett Scheffy, moderator.  Present were Marcia Keller, Will Kranz, Jim Bibbo, Michele Halsted and Harry Wright. Minutes of the August 4 meeting (rev 081016) were approved, will be posted. Scott Mckenney was introduced to the committee.  He expressed interest in working on the project as “Project Consultant” (PC) to provide expertise to the committee and work to get bids for elements of the project as required. Various aspects of the project were discussed.  It was decided that the best ‘first course’ of action would be for Scott to meet with Kelly Gale…
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