public-safety-building

Public Safety Building – Construction bid on track for lower costs

April 20, 2018 02:30:00 PM
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As I previewed earlier this month, construction bids for the new Public Safety Building came in lower than the Town’s most recent estimates. That puts the Town on track for delivering on intentions shared with voters last year.

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Public Safety Building: Correction – cruiser canopy isn’t a Town Meeting vote

February 28, 2018 08:26:37 AM
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Public Safety Building Chair Jason Malinowski reached out to me about a story I ran earlier this week. He corrected some details I got wrong from his update to selectmen made last week.

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Public Safety Building: project bids due before Town Meeting; RFP being issued for solar canopies (Updated)

February 26, 2018 11:28:00 AM
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RFPs will be issued this week for Southborough Public Safet Building project. In hopes of cutting over $300K from the Public Safety Building project, the Town will also soon issue an RFP for solar canopy carports. Selectmen approved pursuing the option after last week’s update from the PSB Committee.

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Golf Course: Discord over control of Conservation Restriction; pursuing a potential name change

January 4, 2018 12:46:21 PM
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According to Southborough Wicked Local, Town Counsel will pursue a Conservation Restriction for the St. Mark’s Golf Course co-held between a Town committee and outside non-profit. The decision was over objections of some concerned residents and the ad-hoc committee appointed to work on the CR.

Later in the same Tuesday night meeting, the board discussed starting a process to rename the course.

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“St. Mark’s Golf Course” is officially Town owned property

December 22, 2017 02:34:58 PM
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Just in time to consider it a Christmas gift, Town officials executed the land deal for St. Mark’s Golf Course.

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Officials debate whether Golf Course clubhouse costs can/should be covered by Public Safety Building budget

December 8, 2017 10:59:15 AM
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This week, the Public Safety Building Committee presented updated project costs to the Board of Selectmen. The Chair made clear that while there are cost overages “on paper” members are still striving to stay within their original budget presented to voters. He clarified that figure is $2 million below the “contingency” they included in the voter approved budget allowance.

During the discussion that followed, it became clear that some members disagreed with a decision not to include costs for a related project in their budget. At issue is relocation of the clubhouse for the adjacent St. Mark’s Golf Course.

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SWL: Golf Course deal will cost Town $450K more

November 27, 2017 11:28:00 AM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen discussed the updated status of the Town’s deal with St. Mark’s School. The Purchase and Sale agreement had gone through some changes since the public voted to support it last spring.

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Public Safety Building Committee invites public to info session – Nov 2

October 24, 2017 08:49:41 AM
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Before heading to regulatory boards, the committee in charge of building the new police and fire station complex at St. Mark’s Golf Course is holding a public info & feedback session.

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Public Safety Building Update: New committee members and Project Manager selected

July 21, 2017 11:27:42 AM
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This week, Selectmen made four new votes related to the future police and fire station. All four were related to the team of people who will oversee important work on the project.

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Town asking State to pass Special Act for St. Mark’s land deal

June 28, 2017 10:00:21 AM
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The land deal to allow building of the new police and fire station was up for discussion in front of the state legislature yesterday.

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Golf Course: Seeking qualified members for committee; draft CR posted for review

June 20, 2017 11:28:23 AM
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Selectmen are taking the next steps for ensuring preservation of the St. Mark’s Golf Course. One of those is recruiting volunteers for an ad hoc Golf Course Committee. Another is signing off on the Conservation Restriction.

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Public Safety Committee formed (with one construction vacancy); Creation of Golf Course Committee to be discussed

June 13, 2017 10:37:16 AM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen appointed eight of nine members to a new Public Safety Building Committee. The board is still seeking one more member with relevant construction experience.

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Public Safety Building Committee: Town seeking members with construction experience, apply by May 26; Questions on role of golf course

May 17, 2017 04:00:21 PM
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The Board of Selectmen are seeking recruits for a new committee to oversee the approved Public Safety Building. And they are asking for residents with “construction industry experience” to consider signing up. [That doesn’t meant that residents without experience are disqualified.]

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Public Building Committee: Town seeking members; Apply by May 19

May 10, 2017 12:36:53 PM
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The Board of Selectmen are seeking recruits for a new committee to oversee the approved Public Safety Building.

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