Town and School Building Survey Results

Recently the Permanent Building Committee, in conjunction with the School Committee, did a survey of all Town and School Buildings. We are including a brief summary below, but you may click here to read the full results. The group was charged by Board of Selectmen and School Committee to study ALL Town and School Buildings for condition and necessary repairs. The study did NOT review buildings for suitability of use. The study strictly analyzed buildings as currently used with no feasibility analysis. For example these repairs would not expand any older buildings that may now be considered too small for a town of Hopkinton’s current size. It would not enlarge any classrooms in Center School, where classrooms are currently smaller than rooms at the other two elementary schools. Any projects related to buildings which are to be replaced MAY reduce or eliminate cost. Required ADA compliance was factored into cost estimates given in the survey results.

Town Buildings: The total cost of repairs needed over the next five years in current dollars is approximately $2,658,782 (2.6 million dollars). The following town buildings need repairs that exceed the value of the building itself: Public Library and DPW Wood Street Highway/Water Building. The following town buildings need repairs that exceed the 30% value of the building, requiring full ADA compliance: Woodville Fire Department, DPW Wood Street Sand Shed and DPW Facility on Mahew Street. Read Executive Summary of Town Building Report https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B_Dg3BMNzeU4VEg2SVF1RTY4bDA/edit?docId=0B_Dg3BMNzeU4TmFKQUwzd0VYUkk

School Buildings: The total cost of repairs needed over the next five years in current dollars is approximately $14,354,617 (14.4 million dollars). The following school buildings need repairs that exceed the value of the building itself: Center School and Elmwood School. The other buildings only need repairs less than 30% of their value. Read the Executive Summary of School Building Report https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B_Dg3BMNzeU4VEg2SVF1RTY4bDA/edit?docId=0B_Dg3BMNzeU4dXR0OE5CdlJGUFk

Building FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 Totals Building Value* Building 30% Value
White House $23,760 $263,790 $22,680 $0 $20,142 $330,372
Middle School $0 $270,000 $307,800 $24,975 $334,800 $937,575 $7,825,300 $2,347,590
High School $0 $0 $0 $461,700 $0 $461,700 $24,248,000 $7,274,400
Hopkins School $90,450 $465,750 $315,900 $0 $0 $872,100 $7,443,400 $2,233,020
Center School $823,000 $189,203 $4,508,325 $0 $184,005 $5,704,533 $2,661,000 $798,300
Elmwood School $1,474,200 $136,080 $4,249,058 $0 $189,000 $6,048,338 $4,316,100 $1,294,830
Public Library  $ 138,217  $ 322,430  $   434,287  $   94,167  $     405  $1,029,143  $         499,400  $                149,820
Fire Department- Main Street Facility  $   39,675  $   33,737  $    37,463  $   36,612  $23,963  $   264,275  $      2,468,400  $                740,520
Woodville Fire Department  $    8,178  $   19,103  $      1,553  $   85,509  $  2,233  $   135,926  $         349,600  $                104,880
Police Department  $   55,215  $    2,700  $         675  $   16,200  $  3,375  $   102,600  $      2,300,000  $                690,000
Senior Center  $    5,535  $    2,025  $             –  $   17,753  $         –  $     25,313  $      3,168,900  $                950,670
DPW – Wood Street Highway/Water  $   25,562  $ 299,936  $      5,333  $ 324,405  $37,395  $   733,401  $         143,800  $                  43,140
DPW Wood Street – Sand Shed  $           –  $           –  $             –  $   56,025  $20,050  $     76,075  $         100,000  $                  30,000
DPW – Fruit Street Garage  $   10,868  $    2,025  $   174,657  $    6,548  $  2,025  $   247,490  $         857,000  $                257,100
DPW Fruit Street Administrative Building  $    7,250  $           –  $    16,583  $   10,125  $         –  $     59,668  $         247,900  $                  74,370
DPW Facility at Mayhew Street  $       675  $   10,800  $      9,591  $   11,138  $13,716  $     71,773  $          75,000  $                  22,500
Town Hall  $   62,465  $   60,885  $      6,075  $   87,305  $16,335  $   233,943  $      1,151,900  $                345,570
Previously Identified Projects – Library $69,661 $27,000 $20,635 $0 $0 $117,296
Previously Identified Projects – Town Hall $400,000 $251,000 $0 $0 $0 $651,000
Totals $3,234,711 $2,356,464 $10,110,615 $1,232,462 $847,444 $18,102,520
Red indicates that needed repairs exceed building value.
Purple indicates that needed repairs exceed 30% building value, requiring full ADA compliance.
*School Building values obtained on the Hopkinton Assessor’s Office website: http://hopkinton.patriotproperties.com/ 
All other information in the chart came from the Permanent Building Committee’s presentation available on the town website:

https://docs.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/folder/d/0B_Dg3BMNzeU4VEg2SVF1RTY4bDA/edit# 

Printable PDF version of the Chart http://ehop01748.org/pdf/EH-Chart-BuildingSurveySummary.pdf

Read all the details and documents on the town website:
https://docs.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/folder/d/0B_Dg3BMNzeU4VEg2SVF1RTY4bDA/edit#

School Committee Meeting Tonight – Many Important Topics

Attend tonight or watch on HCAM-TV http://www.hcam.tv/ (Verizon 30/Comcast 8). Highlights include
7:00pm Report of the Criteria Working Group with recommendations on the criteria for the solution to the Center School challenge.
7:40pm Public Comment – Residents may make comments on any school topic.
8:15pm Superintendent Transition Plan
9:10pm 1:1 Laptop Initiative Pilot 2012-13 Participation Update
Please note that all times are approximate. It will depend on how much discussion there is on each issue.

Read the full agenda at http://hopkinton.schoolwires.net/cms/lib4/MA01001785/Centricity/domain/89/2011-12/agenda/06-07-12.pdf

The Milford Casino is back in the news! Stay informed – Read more…

http://casinofreemilford.com/
http://www.change.org/petitions/neighbors-for-a-casino-free-milford

Rival: ‘Scrutiny’ needed in Caesars’ Mass. casino bid – Nunes still wants to build in Milford – Boston Herald
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220607rival_scrutiny_needed_in_caesars_mass_casino_bid/srvc=home&position=also

Suffolk Downs offers casino proposal; Milford rival stands by plan – Metrowest Daily News
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1067106771/Suffolk-Downs-offers-casino-proposal-Milford-rival-stands-by-plan

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