Sutton creates 9-person Police Station Building Committee
By Robert Fucci
Board of Selectmen clerk Jesse Limanek is part of the Police Station Designer Selection Committee. Photo by Robert FucciTown Administrator presented a list of nine people he requested to be on the new Police Station Building Committee for the town’s new police station.
“The process is moving quickly,” he told the Board of Selectmen during its Nov. 15 meeting. “I want to get them in place and have a meeting in the next two weeks and be prepared when the OPM (owner’s project manager) and Designer Committee goes our for designer services.”
Those on the list were:
Police Chief Dennis Towle; resident David Lavallee;
Selectman Jesse Limanek; attorney and resident Wendy Mead; accountant Tim Harrison; resident Gerry Creiger; resident and business owner Stephen Leclaire; and resident Wayne Junnila.
“I tried to make it more resident based than with town employees,” Smith said. “I think we accomplished that.”
Selectman David Hall was pleased with the selections.
“I think the makeup of this committee is terrific,” he said.
Selectman Michael Kenney was eager for the police station process to keep moving forward.
“If you plan on having a meeting in few weeks, let’s approve it and get the process going,” he said.
A motion to approve the appointments passed by a 3-0 vote. Selectman Paul Maynard was absent and Limanek recused himself.
“I’m sure this committee will be the best we’ve ever seen,” Chair John Hebert said.
Smith also said the Designer Selection Committee met on Nov. 8 and chose CMS as their first-ranked OPM. He plans to enter into negotiations and hopefully reach an agreement.
The Board of Selectmen during its Oct. 4 meeting approved the appointment of a five-member Designer Selection Committee.
The Designer Selection Committee will consist of Smith, Towle, Building Commissioner John Couture, Limanek and Lavallee.
“The role of the committee is to evaluate designers and rank them, sit down as a group, talk about the recommendations and come to a conclusion,” Smith said.
During the Oct. 17 Fall Town Meeting, voters passed Article 5 regarding the designer, project manager and construction services for the new police station at the former Blue Jays site on Central Turnpike.