SCHOOL COMMUNITY REPORT
This is the January 2022 report I will be publishing for the Community of Allenstown School District to follow the progress ofnew building project.
I am your Owners Project Manager. One part of my role is to keep you, the Community, informed of the progress of the project. I will be giving monthly reports, in person, to the School Board. I will also provide monthly reports to the Community via this Report and from time to time we will hold informational updates.
Here is some of the progress thus far.
Let’s have a bit of a refresher.
Reminder that H.L. Turner (Turner Group) from Concord is our Architect. They come with decades of experience in building not only schools, but the industry standard for healthy air movement in school systems. They have assembled their sub vendors for site work, fire prevention, air, water, sewer, structural, interior design and final finishes.
Secondly, we have assembled Milestone (aka—Milestone Engineering and Construction, Inc. of Concord, NH). They also come with decades of successful school construction experience.
This month we are reviewing for you the school and town interactions.
Early on in the design development phase we had your fire and police department represented by their respective Chiefs. We also had discussion with your water and sewer department. Your town administrator has been a valuable source of information and assistance.
Recently we brought on board the state Fish and Wildlife. We also began close interaction with our State of NH Fire Marshall office. This triggered us getting your local Building Inspector (code enforcement) involved with plan review. In fact, the entire team did a page by page plan review of the schematic drawings on December 8.
We appreciate the help of the town and especially the coordination of your town administrator Derik Goodine.
We have been doing a repeat and continuation of previously reported forward progress listed below.
We are continuing working with ideas for alternate energy for our campus. Will it be a solar array? We have had serious contact with the same firm that put solar power up on your fire department and has another town location to be started (community center) in the near future. The firm is interested in roof top areas that can be used for the solar array.
We are in contact with the Department of Homeland Security and New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management. The current Elementary School is a secondary shelter for the Town and a Public Health Point of Dispensing, primary. We will be inquiring of the Town on their intentions with this building going away.
Your team continues the ongoing process of meeting with various academic disciplines. ie; athletics, science, math. To begin the process of understanding any particular academic needs the school building and site needs to accommodate.
We are off to a good start on your behalf. We encourage your input and questions. Also, please feel free to call me at 802-380-1157 or write me at[email protected]