Monday, September 14, 2009

Subcommittee Meeting of September 10, 2009 Synopsis

The Capitol Preservation Board’s Preservation Planning and Maintenance Subcommittee met on September 10, 2009 to review the items listed on the agenda, which were as follows:

· Maintenance Budget and Issues – the executive director presented a chart that was provided to the CPB by DFCM. This chart indicated the cost per square foot for maintenance both nationally and locally. The chart demonstrated how with the approved rate of 3.6 million DFCM provide to the CPB a lower cost of maintenance than that of either the national or local BOMA as well as what the U.S. Government provides. It is clear from this chart that DFCM at the lower rates (below that which was approved by the rate committee) begins to reduce quality of care as the cost per square foot is reduced from the $4.81 (SLC Private rate) or $4.51 (rate committee) to that of $3.66 (2010 budget cut option. See Chart:

· ESCO and State Office Building Possible Projects – the executive director presented the idea of using an ESCO to achieve some additional energy saving on Capitol Hill by remodeling projects with in the State Office Building and some of the other facilities on Capitol Hill. The executive director will within the next couple of weeks provide to three or four selected bidders the criteria for the work projected for the State Office Building ESCO project. The executive director explained to the subcommittee that funding source and the schedule.

· DUPM – Electrical and Exterior Stone Repair – the executive director notified the subcommittee of this improvement project that is moving forward. It was noted that the first project will be to do the electrical work on the interior and then if funding permits the exterior will proceed forward. Currently the drawing are at the fire marshal offices for review and that should be complete on Monday the 14th. Construction is estimated to begin around the first of October, 2009.

· Capitol Restoration – Wrap up – The capitol restoration work is complete the only outstanding remaining items are the closing out of several contracts that still have invoices or accounts outstanding. Also the OCIP is taking more time than expected due to the audit process. The executive director expects the project to be complete by the end of the year at the latest. There also appears to be an additional savings that should be realized when the project is closed.