EAST WINDSOR BUILDING COMMITTEE
EAST WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT
MINUTES OF APRIL 9, 2007
I. TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. East Windsor Board of Education conference room.
Present: Chairman Ken Crouch, Ed Filipone, Cliff Nelson, Jim Thurz, Steve Pilch, Peter Sanders, and Elzear Rodrigue. Also present were Betsy Burns, Lynn Stanley, Tim Howes and Recording Secretary Slate
ABSENT: Skip Kement
III. ADDED AGENDA
IV. PREVIOUS MINUTES
A. Minutes of December 11, 2006
Upon motion by Mr. Nelson, seconded by Mr. Sanders, it was unanimously
VOTED: To approve the minutes of December 11, 2006.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Volunteer Park
Lynn Stanley spoke as a community member with suggestions for ideas at volunteer Park. She suggested recreation equipment that would keep children occupied as parents picnic. Mr. Crouch was concerned that a child may dart across the street from the ballpark. Ms. Stanley felt the children would cross from Volunteer Park to Osborn to play on the available swings. A discussion followed regarding a handout showing possible equipment that can withstand the water that may accumulate in the area. Ms. Burns mentioned that the grant was specific that the funds must be used for “passive” items and to make sure the playground equipment would qualify. At the next meeting, Ms. Burns would like to present a proposal that includes plantings to attract butterflies. Mr. Crouch asked Ms.
Nancy Masters if the garden club would be interested in suggesting appropriate items for the park. Ms. Stanley will get two additional proposals.
Upon motion by Mr. Sanders, seconded by Mr. Thurz, it was unanimously
VOTED: To approve authorizing Mr. Nelson to contact CL&P to have a pole installed to bring power over to the park side of the street for additional lighting.
B. Salt Shed
Chairman Crouch mentioned that the shed is 99% done. The interior will be sprayed with the concrete sealant when the weather is appropriate.
C. Broad Brook Elementary School – Restroom Upgrades & Asbestos Abatement
Mr. Howes presented proposals totaling $7,108 to complete the faculty restroom renovation. Mr. Howes would like to request permission from the Board of Finance to use a portion of the surplus to do these renovations. A letter will be presented at the next Building Committee meeting.
A. High School boiler Replacement Project
Mr. Howes reported that the Capital Improvement Project bonded the boiler project in full. The project can be started in three (3) weeks when the funds become available. A discussion followed regarding the steps necessary to begin the process. Mr. Howes was not sure that the project could be completed before the start of school. Mr. Sanders inquired as to doing the domestic hot water now and completing the boilers next year. Mr. Howes will contact three architect firms to present proposals. Mr. Crouch discussed advertising in the Journal Inquirer and providing committee members with a copy of the advertisement to distribute to contacts. Mr. Howes will set up the presentations for the June meeting.
TOPICS FROM THE FLOOR
Upon motion by Mr. Nelson, seconded by Mr. Pilch, it was unanimously
VOTED: To adjourn at 8:34 p.m.
Laurie A. Slate