Executive Officer’s Office: Training; MIS & Community Service
Facility Maintenance Issues The roof needs to be replaced Poor air quality due to inadequate ventilation system Windows leak Asbestos present throughout the building Inadequate fire alarm system Mold present in many areas of the building Septic system in failure
Proposed Project Goal – A turnkey, fully equipped facility capable of meeting Police Department needs for a minimum of 30 years
Proposed Project Will meet the current and future space needs of the Police Department – 17,000 sq ft Will meet the legal requirements of police operations Will mitigate the health and welfare issues present in the existing building Will upgrade the Police Department’s inadequate communication and technology equipment
Cost Breakdown ItemBudget 2001 Town Meeting$4,800,000 Spending to Date $437,000 Current Project Balance$4,363,000 Required to complete the project Additional Architectural Fees $168,000 Construction$4,950,000 Contingency $400,000 FF&E $223,000 Communications, Security & Cabling $334,750 Technology $282,250 Project Management (incl. Clerk of Works) $280,000 Temporary Facility for NRPD $725,000 Funding Shortfall$3,000,000
Additional Funding Request Impact on Taxpayer Additional Funds Required$3,000,000 Bonding Period20 years @ 4% Annual Cost$213,000/yr Impact on Tax Rate$0.09/$1,000 property value Additional Annual Tax on an $400,000 Home $36/yr for 20 years
Relocation Plan Relocate Police Operations during construction to 5 Central Street (the location of the recently acquired Wheeler property) The move will include the placement of modular facility for Police Operations in the rear of the existing structure The 5 Central Street property was chosen because of central location, cost and availability
Summary IF Funding Request Passes IF Funding Request Fails
Funding Request Passes Police Operations temporarily (2 years) relocated to 5 Central Street A complete turnkey facility that will support Police Operations for the next 30 years or longer We will not have wasted the funds expended to date for architectural design and engineering We will have a modern Police Facility that employees can fully function in with adequate storage, updated communications and technology. We will have a Police Station that our community can be proud of.
Funding Request Fails Police Operations temporarily (1-2 years) relocated to 5 Central Street Existing funds will be spent to correct problems with the roof, HVAC, mold, septic system. Existing funds will have to be spent to meet code requirements for security, upgraded prisoner cells and handicap access. Existing funds will have to be spent for modular housing in the rear of the facility to alleviate the current space and storage problem. In the end, we will have spent a significant portion of the original $4.8 million for a short-term fix. This is a poor investment of your tax dollar.
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