Existing Town Hall • Two story wood structure. • Existing structure is 3,730 Square Feet. • Constructed in 1823 as a church. • Relocated to current location in 1848. • Addition and remodeling completed over the years. • USDA Rural Development has cited the Town for non compliance with ADA.
Existing Square Footage • First Floor Town Hall Offices = 530 • Second Floor Offices = 760 • First Floor Meeting Room = 1,320 • Bathrooms = 121 • Stage Area = 400 • Vestibule Area = 182 • Miscellaneous Common Areas = 417 • Total Existing Square Footage = 3,730
Existing Building Usage UsageLocationSF • Town Clerk First Floor 260 • Town Supervisor First Floor 96 • Town Assessor First Floor 147 • Meeting Room First Floor 1,320 • CEO/Building Insp. Second Fl. 115 • Judges/Planning/ Zoning Second Fl 645
Concerns with Existing Town Hall • Space limitations within existing facility. • Site limitations outside the facility creating concerns for parking and septic system. • Lack of compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). • Second floor offices not meeting ADA code requirements and Uniform Building Code requirements.
Concerns with Existing Town Hall (Cont.) • Crowded work conditions. • Lack of privacy for staff and residents holding meetings. • Inefficiency of building due to deteriorating condition, lack of proper insulation and aged mechanical systems.
Concerns with Existing Town Hall (Cont.) • Most recently structural problems have been identified that will be discussed later. • Concerns with Mold and poor drainage conditions. • Poor building conditions including roofing, windows, lack of insulation, and numerous other problems identified by Jim Salmon.
Space Needs Assessment • Meeting with Stakeholders has been held. • Identified needs of each Town function (Department). • Identified a total square footage need of approximately 7,200 SF.
2005 Town Hall Committee • Alan Converse • Bob DeSanctis • Jack Ferman • Paul Forge • Kurt Kleindienst • Mary Lou Powers
2005 Alternatives to Consider • Alternate 1: Do Nothing. • Alternate 2: Address only ADA Concerns with existing Town Hall. • Alternate 3: Renovate the existing facility to address all concerns. • Alternate 4: Relocate to Town owned property with a new Town Hall.
Fast Forward to 2008 & 2009 • Town Board authorized Chatfield Engineers to update the needs assessment & prepare Concept Plans. • Town Board Authorized Structural Evaluation and Building Condition Inspections.
2009 Alternatives to Consider • Alternate 1: Do Nothing (no longer an option) • Alternate 2: Rebuild Existing Town Hall (costly, not practical & doesn’t solve space problems) • Alternate 3: Tear down existing Town Hall & build new structure on existing property (limited space for parking and septic system) • Alternate 4: Relocate to Town owned property with a new Town Hall.
Steps to be taken Additional discussion needs to be held regarding the building size necessary. Project delivery method needs to be evaluated and Preliminary Cost Estimates need to be prepared. Further evaluation of the financing of the project will be necessary to determine the impact to the community.