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Belmont Town Buildings and Facilities

Town Buildings, Facilities and Facility Management have been subjects of discussions, decisions, actions and funding over many years as the needs of the community grow and change.  In 2017 the Board of Selectmen created a Town Facility Strategy Committee to develop comprehensive information and options for future use of town buildings and how best to meet facility needs for town services and community activities in the future.

More information on existing facilities can be found on the following pages:

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Committee Meeting Minutes
08/04/2017   08/22/2017 09/19/2017   10/03/2017
       


News

2018

07/31/18   Next Steps for Space and Feasibility Study At the July 18th Selectmen's meeting, the recommendation to pursue a contract with Lavallee/Breslinger Architects was approved. The Belmont Facility Strategy Committee is working with this firm to finalize the scope of work, schedule and cost for the Belmont Facility Space and Feasibility Study. Once these details are finalized and approved, work on the study will move forward. There will be a Kick off meeting with the contractor and Facility Committee in late August or September. All meetings will be open to the public with an opportunity to ask questions and offer comment. The Contractor will prepare a Space Study and do an preliminary assessment of Town buildings. This will be followed by Preliminary Options for use of Town buildings. When recommended options are refined with projected costs next Spring, the Committee plans to hold a Charette, a public meeting designed to draw input from the community on options to meet future Town facility needs. For more information on the Town Facility Strategy, contact dhepp3@gmail.com. Committee members include: Tom Garfield, Donna Hepp, Carmen Lorentz and Pret Tuthill

03/30/18  The Town Facility Strategy Committee appreciates the community support for Article 12 on the ballot. This measure requested approval to use Municipal Facilities Reserve Funds to conduct a Space and Feasibility Study. With that approval, the Committee is now moving forward and will work with the Selectmen and staff to find a contractor to conduct the study. The Committee is working with staff on a Request for Qualifications to identify potential contrac-tors and also developing a detailed proposal for the work to be completed within the study.
The Facility Strategy Committee will meet on April 6th at 5pm in the Corner Meeting House First Floor Meeting Room. Public participation in the meeting is welcome! A meeting with the Selectmen is planned in the next few weeks to review the approach to the study, and timeline.
For more information on the Belmont Town Facility Strategy, contact dhepp3@gmail.com. Committee members include: Tom Garfield, Donna Hepp, Carmen Lorentz, and Pret Tuthill.

03/08/18  Facility Strategy Committee offers residents a first-hand look at town's space issues
03/03/18  Voting yes on building needs study makes sense for Belmont  Daily Sun 3/3/18
02/22/18  Tour of four town-owned buildings in Belmont set for Wed  Daily Sun 2/22/18

02/21/18  Tour and Meeting Feb. 28 to prepare Belmont voters for decision on town building study Daily Sun 2/21/18

02/08/18  Belmont town warrant moves forward to the polls  Winni Echo 2/82018

02/01/18  Belmont Committee recommends investing in building space and feasibility study  Winnisquam Echo 2/1/18

01/27/18  Attend the Belmont Deliberative Session Feb. 3 (re:best use of town buildings)  Daily Sun 1/27/18

01/17/18   Town Facility Strategy Committee Meeting Agenda

01/01/18  Next Step for Belmont's Town Building Strategy


2017

11/09/17  Tour Four Belmont Town Buildings on Nov. 15  Daily Sun

11/08/17  Tour Four Town Buildings on November 15th  Press release

10/27/17  Tour Four Town Buildings on November 1st  Press release

10/19/17 Community hears update on Building Facility Strategy Committee's work  Winni Echo

10/13/17  Belmont facility committee seeks additional comments  Laconia Daily Sun  

10/10/17  Wednesday open house to focus on Belmont town building needs  Laconia Daily Sun 

9/29/17 A citizens’ group that last June received the selectmen’s blessing to look into the creation of a facilities plan for 12 public buildings is ready to hold an open house. Organizer Donna Hepp said the Belmont Facility Strategy Committee has been going through previous studies of the various buildings, as well as looking at the town’s space needs, and will present what it has learned to those attending the open house, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Belmont High School. 
Belmont facility committee to hold open house for 12 town buildings 
  THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN 

8/11/17 In July, a Belmont Town Facility Strategy Committee approved by the Board of Selectmen was formed. This Committee will focus on developing information and options for future use of town buildings and how best to meet facility needs for town services and community activities in the future. During Belmont's Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 12, there will be an information table for this Town Facility Strategy project. Belmont residents are encouraged to stop by to talk with committee members and offer their ideas and get involved.   Belmont seeks input on town buildings...  Daily Sun 8/11/17

6/7/17 Donna Hepp, a volunteer in the community, has received the go-ahead to form a committee that would get voters behind a plan to address town government office space needs. 
Belmont tries again to plan for office space  Daily Sun 6/7/17

 6/5/17 Donna Hepp met with the Board of Selectmen and explained that at the deliberative session she recommended that a strategy for Town buildings be created. She has with the assistance of Town staff, reviewed all the files that pertain to Town buildings to help in the creation of the following proposal. It is her hope to help Belmont chart a course for the future investment in their buildings.
Belmont Facility Strategy: Proposed Approach for Town Facilities
Board of Selectmen Minutes 6/5/17