Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee

Town Hall – Options and Costs Moving Forward – Architect Jay Barrett 02.08.18

  Jay’s PowerPoint Presentation:     The Bradford Town Hall   Cost estimate for finishing *just* the first floor so that Town Offices can move in:  BTH – Minimal 1st Floor Cost estimate for finishing the entire building (1st and 2nd floors complete):         BTH w. 2nd floor Cost estimate for “mothballing” the building while additional funds are raised:      BTH – Mothball

Discussion about Bradford Town Hall – Jay Barrett, Architect 02.08.18

Bradford Town Hall – Moving Forward A Discussion Concerning the Options and Costs When:             6 PM Thursday February 8 Where :           Bradford Area Community Center Senior Room Who:               Bradford Community: Residents  Tax Payers  Voters What:              Discussion facilitated by Architect Jay Barrett on Options and Costs Be part of an important and comprehensive discussion about the future of the Bradford Town Hall.  Architect Jay Barrett will present as many as five options, along with the costs and reasons pro and con, available to the Town to house the municipal functions of Bradford’s local government. Mr. Barrett organized this discussion in order to fully inform the citizens of Bradford about the many…
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Notice of Public Bond Hearing 02.12.18

Notice of Public Bond Hearing Monday, February 12, 2018 6:00 pm   Bradford Area Community Center Senior Room 134 East Main Street Bradford, NH Pursuant to RSA 33:8-a, a public hearing will be held to hear details of the proposed issuance of the following BOND: A BOND to complete the renovations, begun in 2017, of the existing Bradford Town Hall necessary to prepare the first floor for occupancy by the town offices and to provide needed meeting space. The exact amount of the bond is yet to be fully determined, but is estimated at $960,000. Questions should be addressed to the Selectmen’s Office at 603-938-5900.

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 12.13.17

Minutes, Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee meeting of 12/13/17, BACC Meeting called to order by Brackett Scheffy, Moderator, at 5:35pm.   Committee members present were Harry Wright, Brackett Scheffy, Jason Allen, and Michele Halsted.   Also in attendance was Karen Hambleton, Town Administrator, George Born of LCHIP and Jay Barrett of Barrett Architecture. George provided an excellent overview of LCHIP’s function in general and their role in the Town Hall restoration project.  He affirmed that our request to limit the LCHIP project focus to the ongoing structural upgrades was practical. In addition to the latest drawing package (provided by Jay), George needs the following to complete his package for review and presentation to the LCHIP Board of Directors: A timeline for the…
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Town Hall Work Session 11.28.17 – moved to BACC

Town Hall Work Session Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:00 am – Bradford Area Community Center Jay Barrett, architect, Trumbull-Nelson, Schaal Engineering and Town representatives will be reviewing the work done to date and discussing any questions or issues related to the Town Hall project. The public is invited to observe this work session.

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 11.15.17

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 11/15/17 Meeting called to order by Brackett Scheffy, Moderator, at 5:30pm.   Committee members present were Harry Wright, Brackett Scheffy, Jason Allen, and Jim Bibbo.   Also in attendance was Karen Hambleton, Town Administrator. The minutes of the November 1 meeting were approved. A long discussion ensued regarding financing and the possibility of being short of funds to complete “Option 2” that the BOS had approved on 11/13. The THROC will request that the RHC provide a breakdown of the ~$81,000 cash and in-kind donations currently in place. Kickstarter and GoFundMe were discussed and rejected as possible fundraising options. Karen will provide her analysis of the situation for review. After discussion, the committee chose to reiterate…
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Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Agenda 11.15.17

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee (THROC) Agenda November 15, 2017     5:30pm Review and approve minutes of November 1, 2017 meeting. Review and discuss BOS decision of November 13 re: Town Hall. Vote to approve pursuing the action plan of Option B of Jay Barrett’s Report of 10/16/17. Update on LCHIP Update on fundraising Discuss the role of the THROC going forward Fundraising? LCHIP interface? ‘Oversight’ – what does/should that mean? Other functions? Other business. Set next meeting date.

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes 11.01.17

Town Hall Restoration Oversight Committee Minutes meeting of 11/1/17, BACC Meeting called to order by Brackett Scheffy, Moderator, at 5:32pm.   Committee members present were Harry Wright, Brackett Scheffy, Jason Allen, Marcia Keller, Jim Bibbo, Beth Downs (RHC), and Will Kranz. The minutes of the October 10 meeting were approved. Jason reported that the Town Hall facebook page was getting a modest but steady number of hits, with the quantity rising after town hall related actions, such as Jay Barrett (our architect) presenting to the board of selectmen (BOS). Harry advised that Jay Barrett has had a productive exchange of e-mails with LCHIP regarding use of the grant funds as part of the required structural improvements.  Harry has monitored the conversations…
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