Beginning in June 2010, the Board of Selectmen approved Town Administration's undertaking of a study of Facility Management. The primary focus of this initial study was the potential consolidation of municipal and school building maintenance operations, along with the municipal divisions of Land, Facilities & Natural Resources and Municipal Energy. A preliminary report was presented to the Board of Selectmen in late November 2010.
Upon receiving this report, the Board of Selectmen authorized the creation of a Facility Management Study Committee (the “Study Committee”), with the task of reviewing the Administration’s preliminary findings and exploring the consolidation of Facility Management services. This committee was comprised of two members of the Board of Selectmen, two members of School Committee, the Town Administrator and the Superintendent of Public Schools.
The Facility Management Study Committee has approved four strategic goals pertaining to this effort. They include:
The Town Administration finalized its study in September 2011, and the work of the committee is ongoing, with the goal of presenting to the 2012 Spring Annual Town Meeting a proposal for consolidation of general government and school facility management services.
In the meantime, the Town Administrator and School Superintendent have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to provide for an interim “pilot program” for the sharing of building maintenance functions.
Paul Joseph, Chair (member of Board of Selectmen)
Dirk Coburn, Vice Chair (member of School Committee)
Carol Gloff (member of Board of Selectmen)
David Margil (member of School Committee)
Martha White (Town Administrator)
Peter Sanchioni (School Superintendent)
Reports & Analysis