School Board Meeting Minutes February 21, 2014

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School Committee Meeting
at the Islesford Library
Friday, February 21, 2014
8:15 am
MINUTES
Attendance: Katelyn Damon, Barbara Meyers, Kelly Sanborn (via teleconference)
Others present: Phil Whitney
I. Call to Order Meeting called to order at 8:20 am.
II. Discussion and draft response to February 18 opinion rendered by the MAC. Barbara presented the draft she had drawn up in response to the MAC meeting onFebruary 18th that both she and Katelyn had been present for. Discussion of tax impacts, quality of construction documents, ongoing costs.

III. Preparation for Town Meeting:
• Discussed further clarification from Fire Marshal on how they would proceed should this article be tabled for a year.
• Discussion on hiring a Professional Cost Estimator to confirm the project estimates. Could the board realistically received these numbers before town meeting? Does the budget have funds for this?
• Katelyn made a motion to authorize Barbara Myers to find and hire, at her discretion, an independent cost estimator to review the building project budget, if a suitably qualified cost estimator can be found, up to $1000.00. Barbara seconded. Approved.
IV. Other Business:
• Next meeting to be held March 7, 2014 at the Longfellow School at 9:00 am.
• A meeting set up for Friday March 14, 2014 at the Islesford Library at8:15 am for final preparation for town meeting and discuss findings of cost estimator.
V. Adjournment. Barbara made a motion to adjourn at 9:50 am. Katelyn seconded. Approved.
Respectfully submitted,
Kelly Sanborn, Secretary

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