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Williamstown Prudential Committee OK's Contract for Station Project Manager

The contract anticipates a total project budget of $10 million and a total fee to Colliers of just more than $311,000 with construction expected to be completed in August 2023.

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Williamstown Fire District Building Committee Recommends Owner's Project Manager

Six of the eight committee members in a virtual meeting selected Colliers, which has offices in Boston and Agawam and throughout the country, from among three firms the panel interviewed.

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Williamstown Fire District Building Committee to Choose Owner's Project Manager

Building Committee Chair Elaine Neely on Wednesday reported to the Prudential Committee that her panel received nine responses to the request for qualifications issued by the district and conducted interviews with three finalists last week.

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Williamstown Fire District Reviewing OPM Candidates

The Fire District has received responses from nine architects interested in serving as the owner’s project manager for a proposed fire station project and could have one on board as soon as March.

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Cheshire Fire Department Grappling With Heating Issues

Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi told the Selectmen last week that he is struggling with two broken circulator pumps leaving no heat in the apparatus bay and in the kitchen.

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Williamstown Fire District Accepting Applications for OPM for Station Project

The Williamstown Fire District is soliciting applications to serve as the body's owner's project manager on a long-discussed fire station project.

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Williamstown Fire District Seeks New Perspective from Advisory Panel

It is governed by an elected committee that, until last year, had just three members, each with decades of experience in fighting fires, including one whose father served on the same committee.

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Pittsfield Fire Station Sparks Little Interest

The city has released requests for proposals on multiple occasions, the first one being in 2013 as well as subsequent ones in January 2014, March 2017, and in May 2017.

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Williamstown Fire District Forms Subcommittees to Advance Building Plan

The committee that governs the town's fire district last week announced two subcommittees to help advance planning for a new Main Street fire station.

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Williamstown Fire District 'Slows' Building Project in Light of Economy

The Prudential Committee on Wednesday discussed the need to slow down in its quest to replace the Water Street fire station in light of the current state of the economy.

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Williamstown Fire District Gets Input from Town Manager on Building Process

The principal takeaway was that the Prudential Committee is on the right track with its plan to seek an owner's project manager to help move the project alone.

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Pittsfield Soliciting Interest in Long Vacant Morningside Fire Station

The final request for proposals for the development of the century-old Morningside fire station has been released.

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Williamstown Fire District Presents Organizational Assessment to Public

A consultant from New Hampshire confirmed Wednesday an argument that Williamstown Fire District officials have been making to voters for more than a decade.

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Williamstown Fire District Wednesday to Present Results of Study

The Prudential Committee on Wednesday evening will present the results of a study conducted by New Hampshire-based Municipal Resources Inc.

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Pittsfield Preparing Morningside Fire Station RFP

The City Council on Tuesday heard from Paula Messena during public comment who said she and her partner Scott Graves were interested in developing the long vacant fire station.

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Cheshire to Stay With Single Tax Rate For Coming Year

Barbara Astorino, chairman of the Board of Assessors, addressed the board at the tax classification hearing. Although no specific tax rate was made available to the public, the board decided to go with a single tax rate as it has always done.

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Pittsfield to Release Morningside Fire Station RFP Again

The one property the councilors focused on was the decrepit Morningside firehouse located on 231 Tyler St. The 1906 building has been out of service since 1970.

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