PEPPERELL – The Pepperell Building Committee wishes to thank the community for its approval of a Town Meeting warrant article to begin the process of exploring options for future public safety facilities.
Annual Town Meeting, which convened on Saturday, June 12 at Nissitissit Middle School, voted in favor of a warrant article to use $180,000 in free cash to hire an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM). The measure, which required a simple majority for approval, was supported by an overwhelming voice vote.
The OPM will provide services to the Town, including advice and consultation on a wide range of construction processes; pre-qualification of contractors and subcontractors; selection and oversight of the designer and general contractor; scheduling; and project evaluations.
“We are grateful to the voters for supporting our request and appreciate the interest and questions on the Town Meeting floor,” Committee Chair Catherine Lundeen said. “The Building Committee worked diligently to evaluate our current public safety facilities. The Owner’s Project Manager will bring a high level of expertise to the next steps.”
The Building Committee will work with the OPM to review the Town’s options, and return at a future Town Meeting with a facilities proposal that will meet the needs of the Pepperell Police and Fire Departments well into the future.
Residents interested in updates about this effort may follow Pepperellproject.com. Visitors are encouraged to subscribe via email to receive notifications for new posts. Visitors also will be able to email the Committee directly through the site.