Monday, March 1, 2021
Minutes Approval: February 8, 2021
- Update on Phase One
- Next Steps
Herb called the meeting to order at 5:05pm with Glenn Reinauer, Ray Colton, Mike Moran, Carl Oertel in attendance.
Minutes Approval:February 8, 2021- Ray moved to accepted the minutes. Mike seconded. All in favor.
- Update on Phase One- All contracts for phase one flooring have been completed. Carl and Mike have re-installed the stairwell, rebuilt walls and completed demo work. They put together a list of future tasks to restore the basement space for public use that was distributed to meeting attendees. The list will be given to Committee members not present . It was agreed that members will review the list and edit/make suggestions by emailing Ann who will update the list for discussion at the next meeting. Members also agreed that contracting a commercial electrician to inspect and update wiring; rewire fire alarms and install carbon monoxide alarms should be a priority. Carl will call someone he knows. Carl also suggested that all insulation spray foam be removed from the walls to make re-wiring easier. Herb will contact the Pittsfield fire marshal for advice and an inspection if needed.
- Next Steps-Herb presented a rough sketch of the basement layout for a new kitchen and storage space for tables and chairs. Members preferred not to have walls around the kitchen space. Members suggested that the committee get a local caterer to look at the design for suggestions. Ann has already contacted Vermont Farms Catering to look at the space and make suggestions and is waiting to set up a time to meet. Joyce Stevens has already offered her suggestions for what is needed in a catering kitchen. There was some discussion about three options for the ceiling, leaving the space open and painting steel, and duct work black, cleaning the basement windows of insulation spray to let in natural light; a dropped ceiling all one level; a dropped ceiling with different heights. Glenn said he would talk with a painter on what to use to treat and seal the floor boards to prevent dust and dirt from the first floor space.
There being no further business of the committee, Herb moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:52pm. Carl seconded. All in favor.
By: s/Herb Kuendig