Sunday, January 6, 2013
At Watson Park, other Petersen money is being used this spring to construct a splash pad.
Delayed somewhat by the holiday season and difficulties getting together with one of the firms that bid on the Petersen Pool athletic complex, town officials will meet again later this week as they work on striking a deal to give a private company the ability to design, build and operate the pool and ice rink at Braintree High School and also receive preferential time for community and athletic team use. Two qualified bidders were identified by the town last fall, and a selection committee has met with one of the firms, Mayor Joseph Sullivan said. Committee members, including Town Council and School Committee representatives, will meet with the second company this Thursday. Under special legislation approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mayor Sullivan said he hopes to see the athletic complex at Braintree High School built in 2013.
The town will soon select a company to design, build and operate a pool and ice rink at Braintree High School now that two qualified bidders for the project have been identified. A selection committee will examine the proposals over the next few weeks and choose a firm around Thanksgiving, Mayor Joseph Sullivan told the School Committee earlier this week. Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation last November allowing Braintree to use a "design-build" approach, potentially saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars by having one firm involved in all stages of the project. Under a 30 to 50-year contract the town will retain ownership of the land at BHS, between the football field and Granite Street, and will be able to take over or re-…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation that allows Braintree to request proposals that include both designing and building.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The following information is from the Office of Mayor Joseph Sullivan: Braintree Skating Rink and Swimming Pool Design and Construction Investigation Purpose of the RFI: The Town of Braintree seeks proposals from interested parties for the proposed development and operation of a swimming pool and skating rink on a six-acre parcel on the campus of Braintree High School. Proposals encourage all possible scenarios. The RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes-it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. The goal of the RFI is for the Town to review the responses, identify the design or facility it prefers and then incorporate those preferences into the Town’s future …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Captain August Julius Petersen left a gift to Braintree of $65,000 in 1963 that has since grown to more than $2 million.
Town councilor Tom Bowes and School Committee member Tom Devin have been appointed to an evaluation committee for the Capt. Petersen pool and ice rink complex that will also include residents from a variety of backgrounds. Other committees now in the works include a search group that is vetting candidates to replace departing Braintree High School Headmaster David Swanton, and another that will help locate a permanent replacement for interim special education director Jeffrey W. Rubin. The final list list of members for the Petersen committee will be set soon, Mayor Joseph Sullivan said, and in the coming months they will review proposals from companies that would construct and run the facility at the high school. The town plans to …