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The Commons
Town and Village

Guilford briefs

Originally published in The Commons issue #429 (Wednesday, October 11, 2017). This story appeared on page D4.



Architect is hired for Town Office renovations

GUILFORD—GUILFORD — The Selectboard voted to hire Greenberg & Associates Architects to oversee the Town Office renovation project.

At the Sept. 11 regular Selectboard meeting, Chairperson Sheila Morse outlined the process the Board took in selecting the architect. “We have read proposals, we have listened to presentations, we have discussed, we have had a workshop to look into this pretty deeply, we have sought legal counsel, and I think we’ve really covered our bases,” Morse said.

But, Board member Gabrielle Ciufredda pointed out, nobody checked the architects’ references.

Nonetheless, Greenberg & Associates received the highest score as defined within the project’s RFP (request for proposals), and all Board members except Ciufredda voted to hire the firm. Ciufredda abstained from voting, noting a potential conflict of interest.

According to the motion, Greenberg & Associates “will work with the Selectboard to outline the scope of the project, budget, priorities [...], timeline, plan for continuing Town operations during any construction phase, and communication with Town residents.”

Once these negotiations are complete, the motion says, the firm can proceed with the renovation plans.

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