Building Committee

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Since the Annual Town Meeting approved the request to create detailed designs and construction bid documents, the Building Committee, Owner's Project Manager, and Architect have been very busy. 

On September 13, 2022 a progress report was provided with detailed designs nearing completion. A slide presentation is available below and a recording of the meeting will be posted on Pepperell Community Media's video on demand service in the near future.  

In October, at Civic Engagement Night, a brief synopsis of our efforts was also provided.

On December 13th, at 7 pm in the Albert Harris Center, an in-person presentation will be made to update the community on our progress.  We are currently at 75% of detailed design and will be completing the designs in December.  In the new year, the project will be put out to bid in time for an Annual Time Meeting vote on financing construction. 

The committee is planning additional presentations in winter and spring 2023 in advance of the Town Meeting.  The next update presentation is scheduled for a virtual event on February 23, 2023. 

In addition to the information available on this page, all public presentations have been recorded and are available on the Pepperell Community Media video on demand site, accessible here:  Castus VOD Widget
There is also information available at https://pepperellproject.com 

Architectural renderings of the proposed Public safety facility are being sent to professional cost estimators in late March 2022.  Estimates are expected in late-April 2022.

Older versions of the schematic planning: 

View the need for a Public Safety facility analysis

Contact Information

If you have a question for the Public Building Committee please utilize this online form, please include your contact information as the form doesn't capture your information. You may also contact the Building Committee directly by email: buildcomm@town.pepperell.ma.us   

If you are looking for the Town of Pepperell Building Department, - for building, plumbing, electrical, permits, try here.

Building Committee Members

NAME POSITION TERM END
Joseph LoBuono Citizen Representative 12/31/2023
Lea Gabriela Gavrilov Citizen Representative 12/31/2023
Catherine Lundeen Chair / Citizen Representative 12/31/2023
David Querze Citizen Representative
12/31/2023
Taya Dixon Clerk / Capital Program Committee Representative 12/31/2023
Chief Brian Borneman Fire Department Representative 12/31/2023
Chief David Scott Police Department Representative 12/31/2023
David Stairs Communications Department Representative 12/31/2023
Andrew MacLean Facilities Department Representative 12/31/2023

The Town is reviewing the conditions of all its buildings and in particular the police station, both fire stations, the DPW Highway facility, the Peter Fitzpatrick School, and Town Hall. There is extensive deferred maintenance in each location and determining whether to repair, renovate, or replace these properties will require effort and advice from across the community.

This committee will be made up of citizens and staff members and will have calendar year, appointments.

If you are interested in serving on the Building Committee please utilize this form to submit your application.

Owner's Project Manager Selection

The Owner's Project Manager (OPM) is critical to a successful construction project. Required under state law for construction projects exceeding $1.5 Million dollars, the OPM provides critical services to support the Town in decision making regarding defining business requirements, site selection, designer selection, contracting, verifying credentials of contractors, etc.  Perhaps most importantly, the OPM provides services the town will have difficulty conducting on its own and can therefore keep a project moving efficiently and effectively - saving the community real money in projects of this scale. 


Building Committee Documents

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available upon approval. Official signed copies of Select Board minutes may be obtained from the office of the Select Board.

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