Public Services Facility Expansion
Voters authorized the Town to issue $11 million in municipal bonds for the project at the June 14, 2022 Annual Town Meeting.
- Outgrown existing building.
- Limited ventilation and mechanical systems (no crane, sewer, washbay, e.g.).
- Code compliance issues.
- Site in poor condition with no separation between Transfer Station and Public Works.
- Inefficient space and site utilization due to lack of building/equipment storage and parking.
- One point of access to the site for the public, operations and Transfer Station.
The proposed plan includes a new Fleet Maintenance and Administration building that will address issues with the overcrowded facility. The Department of Public Services has outgrown the current facility and there is no room for organized storage. The plan will allow for more storage and maintenance bays, eliminate overcrowding and provide a safe, modern, facility that meets today's codes.
The Public Services Garage currently services over 85 vehicles out of two garage bays. These vehicles are used by and relied upon by Police and Fire-Rescue, Public Services, Parks & Recreation, and Codes & Assessing to conduct the daily operations that the Town provides to the community.
The proposed plan includes the following:
New Fleet Maintenance Building 90’x180’ (16,200 s.f.)
•(5) Work Bays
•Combined Break & Training Room
•Offices and Public Entrance
New Cold Storage Building
40’x160’ (4,800 s.f.) for Equipment Storage to include Vac Trailer, Harbor Master Zodiac, Work Boat, Hot Box, Zamboni, Chipper, Sweeper, Kubota, Pavement Roller, Sidewalk Tractors and Mowers.
Repurpose Existing Fleet Garage (160’ x 80’) for Under Cover Equipment Parking to include:
•11 Dump Trucks
•(4) 1-Ton Trucks
•(2) Front End Loaders
•(1) Skid steer
Costs & Budgeting
Building Construction & Renovation
Permitting & Wetlands
Contingencies & Cost Escalations
General Conditions, Design, Miscellaneous
- Code compliant and safe working environment for Town employees
- Protect the Town's multi-million dollar investment in vehicles and equipment
- Reduce vehicle maintenance costs
- Extend equipment life expectancy
- More efficient workspace
- Eliminates the need to invest in the existing substandard facility
- Improved site access
- Improved traffic flow
- Improved administrative space
- In 2017, funding in the amount of $2.7 million was approved by voters for improvements to the Public Services facility located at 36 Sea Road.
- What is proposed as part of the Public Services Facility Expansion?
- Why do we need to expand the Public Services Facility at this time?
- How will the Public Services Facility Expansion Project improve operations at the site?
- Will the Dog Park move or be eliminated because of the Public Services Facility Expansion project?
- What are the key benefits of the proposed Public Services Facility Expansion project?
- Where are the vehicles currently stored?
- How will the proposed Public Services Facility Expansion prolong the life of Town vehicles?
- Why does Public Services need a wash bay?