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Minutes of 5/9/2019 DRAFT

May 14th, 2019

May 9, 2019
Meeting brought to order at 8:30 a.m. by Imre Szauter
Pledge of Allegiance
Present: Allan Clark, Mike Finn, John Gardiner, Anita Greer, John Greer, Michael Hogan, Brad Houston, Susan Kraabel, Jeremy Oleson, Terry Penner, Lois Pesman, Dave Scalley, Imre Szauter, and Rena Vecchio. Excused: Tadd Bailey, Bill Gemmer, Greg Hogan, Bonnie Moroney, Janet Nelson, F. Michael “Greek” Rouillard, and John Trammell
The meeting began with each attendee identifying him/herself.
Imre asked if there were any changes to the minutes of the March 14 meeting. None presented, Michael Hogan then moved to accept the minutes as written. John Gardiner seconded the motion. During discussion, Rena Vecchio asked that the minutes be tabled. Michael Hogan withdrew his motion, and John Gardiner withdrew his second. Rena Vecchio moved to table the minutes. Lois Pesman seconded the motion. With no discussion, the motion to table the minutes passed.
Imre stated that the purpose of this meeting was to interview the four applicants for the Construction Manager position for the new Town Hall and Public Safety buildings, and decide which one the committee will recommend to the Selectmen.
Each presenter was given 1 hour and 20 minutes in front of the Committee. Prior to each of the four presentations, members of the Building Committee gave their names and a brief description of their position or role in the town.
At 9:00 a.m., presenters representing Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp., Laconia, NH were Keith McBey, President; Barrett Salta, Vice President/Project Manager/Technology; Jonathan Halle, AIA, Principal, Warrenstreet Architects, Inc.

At 10:30 a.m., presenters representing Conneston Construction, Inc., Gilford, NH were Jeffrey S. Downing, President; Mark Bolstridge, Project Manager; Peter Stewart, AIA, Stewart Associates Architects LLC.

The Committee broke for lunch from 12:00 until 12:50 p.m.

At 1:00 p.m., presenters representing Ricci Construction Co., Inc., Portsmouth, NH were John E. Ricci, P.E., President; Don Turgeon, Project Manager; Robert Silva, Site Supervisor; John M. Tuttle, AIA, Principal, T|W Designs, LLC.

At 2:30 p.m., presenters representing Daniel Hebert, Inc., Colebrook, NH were Chris Hebert, Project Manager; Jerry McGee, Project Manager; Lee Berard, Principal, Berard Martel Architecture, Inc.; Robert Martel, AIA, Principal, Berard Martel Architecture, Inc.; Joe Harnois, President, Atlantic Builders Supply NE, Inc.
It was stated that all would be using a 37-44 week design/build schedule following state approval of the project. Each would be hiring the architect as part of their contract.
When asked about warranties, all firms responded that there would be 1 year for parts and labor, and one day of maintenance training.
At the conclusion of all presentations, a Construction Manager/Architect evaluation worksheet (copy attached) was distributed to each Committee member. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., members discussed the strengths of each firm and used their worksheets as part of their assessment.
Each Committee member was given an opportunity to present their analysis. At the conclusion of all analyses, Terry Penner made a motion to create a recommendation naming Ricci Construction Co., Inc. of Portsmouth, NH as the Construction Management firm of choice for the municipal building project. Rena Vecchio seconded the motion. With no additional discussion, the Committee by an 11 YES to 2 NO vote, passed the motion. Imre will present the recommendation to the Select Board at their special meeting scheduled at 5 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.