Introduction and Background
This is a proposed temporary Committee, convened for a specific purpose to be further defined below. The Committee is to consist of nine members, preferably with at least one from each of the Town eight villages to facilitate a strategically-important Town-wide representation of interests. Upon completion of the Committee’s final recommendation to the Board, its function will have been performed and it will be disbanded.
This Committee is to convene meeting at the earliest reasonable time following Selectmen appointment. They are to select a Chair, Vice-Chair and Recording Secretary, will select an agreeable meeting date, time and place and will post all Committee meetings, prepare and approve minutes consistent with the Commonwealth Open Meeting Law.
The Committee is charged with reviewing written background information provided in the Final Report of the Consultant engaged by the Town for analyzing Fire Department multi-year run information and providing findings on potential alternative locations for a new Town Fire Station. This will be supplemented by input, options and information provided by Fire Chief Small and Town Manager Suso as well as other involved Town staff members and Falmouth citizens. The Committee is asked to proceed in a workmanlike and efficient manner in facilitating a final recommendation to the Board of Selectmen on one/more feasible sites for this potential new Fire Station, including relative positives and negatives for each such potential site. It is the intention of the Board to encourage consistent and steady progress to timely reach this final recommendation, as it is in the public safety interest to facilitate moving to closure on this important matter. The Committee is asked to complete its work and transmit a final Report with recommendations to the Board of Selectmen by July 1, 2020.
On July 13, 2020, the Select Board voted to extend the term of the Committee to October 30, 2020.