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: BFA Renovation Estimate Breakout  ( 7242 )
Scott Mitchell
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« : September 22, 2017, 08:50:58 AM »

Good Morning,

A quick reminder that there will be a public meeting on 10/9, the location has changed from the Library to the Multi-purpose room at BFA.  Also, please vote on 10/10.

There have been requests at the previous meetings as well as on social media for a breakdown of the costs of the project.  I am working to get these socialized with the community.  As always you can contact me with any questions by email at smitchell@fwsu.org or by phone at 309-8974. 

Preliminary Project Budget - Prepared by Black River Design

Construction Estimate (Base)   $13,158,612
10% Contingency   $1,315,861
Construction Subtotal   $14,474,473
Asbestos abatement*   $10,000
A/E Design Fees    $1,052,689
Permit Fees   
DPS Permit (0.008/$1)   $115,796
Act 250 Permit   $0
Zoning/Local   $0
W/W, Stormwater, Erosion Control   $10,000
Clerk of the Works*   $150,000
LEED Consultant   $0
MEP pre-construction field work   $5,000
Lead/Asbestos Consultant/Monitoring*   $5,000
Construction Testing Services   $10,000
HVAC Commissioning   $30,000
Legal Services*   $5,000
Surveying*   $2,500
Soil Borings*   $2,500
Professional Fees Subtotal   $1,388,485
Bid Advertising*   $500
Printing/Postage/reimbursables*   $10,000
Moving/Storage Expenses*   $30,000
Interim Financing*   $0
Builders Risk Insurance*   $10,000
Allowance for above   $50,500
Furniture*   $35,000
Phone System*   $0
Equipment (Smartboards, Door access system, AV, Kiln, etc.)*   $40,000
Subtotal   $75,000
*Indicates budget items to be finalized/determined by Owner   
Cost Breakdown

New water main   $45,000
At new gym   $123,500
At historic entrance   $20,975
At new auditorium   $39,575
Repave library parking lot   $121,360
Courtyard/patio   $50,000
stormwater treatment   $30,000
New gym addition   $2,088,288
Auditorium addition   
New area   $2,065,070
Existing stage/gym renovation   $162,500
MS Gym infill   $891,800
Sprinkling   $32,000
Multi-purpose & Media Center   $272,140
Existing Library   $198,950
Cafeteria   $152,720
MS   $80,000
HS upstairs   $80,000
HS downstairs   $80,000
Locker Rooms   $96,200
Elevator Replacement   $109,050
Art   $50,800
Music   $142,635
HS Science   $432,500
Existing MS gym   $60,000
Reinforce MS gym roof   $40,000
Existing Art Room roof   $56,250
HS Gym Roof   $166,800
Reinforce HS gym roof   $22,240
Elementary School MP roof   $127,500
MS Science/Art   $200,640
Convert HS Art to HS Classrooms   $45,976
Health/Nurse   $211,140
Sprinkler system   
New service   $12,000
1972  (HS Gym) building   $200,000
Remainder of MS/HS (inc. basement)   $344,000
Other renovations   
Wood floor replacement   $246,825
Other   $162,860
Ceilings   $510,000
Cutting and patching   $136,000
Misc doors, accessories, etc.   $50,000
Replace 1972 water piping, fittings, etc.   $108,000
DDC controls   $510,000
Heat piping and equipment   $411,000
LED lighting conversion   $699,960
Fire Alarm modifications   $10,000
Misc Code violations   $10,000
General Conditions   $659,500
Mark-up, Insurance, Bonds   $792,858
Total:                 $13,158,612
« : September 22, 2017, 12:46:06 PM Scott Mitchell »
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« #1 : September 22, 2017, 09:31:52 AM »

Can you explain what "General Conditions" entails.

Thank you

"Life is too short, so love the one you got!"
Scott Mitchell
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« #2 : September 22, 2017, 11:23:23 AM »


General Conditions are basically the overhead for the entire project. According to Black River this would include everything from the portable toilets of the job site to site supervisor (and other staff) to trucks used to saw blades to fasteners, etc.

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« #3 : September 22, 2017, 01:22:32 PM »

Thanks for the breakdown, but YIKES. Think they need to go back to the drawing board. Needs....Wants......  Hopefully voters take warning, see how much the state will actually be paying as we have been told they will be paying for this & maybe this should be scaled way back & not pushed through so quickly.  Because an answer given was "so they can break ground in March" rather than waiting is not a reasonable answer, ground can be broke when everyone has had a fair chance to be made aware of this plan.
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« #4 : September 22, 2017, 07:11:53 PM »

Thanks Scott

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« #5 : September 29, 2017, 06:18:28 AM »

Scott, it would be quite helpful if you could summarize this long wandering list of line items into two categories that will be more meaningful and easier to digest to the people whose support your seeking: 1. Total cost to repair and maintain and modestly expand the EXISTING structure(s); and 2. Total cost to ADD NEW or MAJORLY EXPAND facilities. As someone here has said, NEEDS vs. NICE-TO-HAVES. As it stands there are just too many seemingly unrelated items in the list to be of any real value.

Thank you,

Dave Vallett
« : September 29, 2017, 06:47:12 AM dvallett »
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« #6 : September 29, 2017, 12:32:09 PM »

For all concerned, there was a warning on the vote in the Messenger; there are NO funds available for this other than what will come out of our pockets from taxes. Think hard & long. Estimates of what the tax increase means has been based on  150k homes with the lower end of the increase given.  Many homes are appraised at more than that.  Also, do not forget when town meeting roll around in March, we will surely see another increase from the school, as is expected and is usually voted for.  Along with an increase in town, we could be paying much higher taxes.  With all that is happening in other areas as far as teacher contracts, well, guess you never know when that issue occurs here what will happen.
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