Public Safety Building Project

Construction of the Bow Public Safety Facility

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Project Updates


Project Updates

February 2017: Sheetrock is going up and siding is being installed. We continue to spend a fair amount of time coordinating all of the contractors, vendors and suppliers on implementing the plan for the security and camera system, communications and more. It will all be well worth the time and effort that we have been spending. The Town will end up with a highly functional building that will more than adequately serve the needs of the Police and Fire departments and Emergency Management.  

January 2017: The building has been buttoned up for the winter and work continues on the interior of the building; wall, carpet, tile and cabinet colors have been chosen; and the project is on target for completion mid-May.  

December 2016:  The exterior framing work is complete and work began on the interior framing; gas and electrical services are installed up to the building; and the base coat of paving was partially completed to facilitate continued construction.  (Source 2016 Selectmen & Town Manager Report)

November 17, 2016:  Site preparation for paving, including ground compacting, will take place for approximately three day November 21-23.  After the Thanksgiving, paving will begin.  Construction will continue on Saturdays for the foreseeable future.

November 2, 2016: Exterior walls have gone up and roof trusses are being installed and the site is beginning to shape up.  Two carpenters were injured when two roof trusses that were being installed fell. Neither injury was severe, and work on the project continues.  FairPoint has set three new utility poles on Knox Road in order to relocate the utilities away from the driveway entrance. Unitil is in the process of moving their power lines over to the new poles. FairPoint will then move their wires and then Comcast  The base for the 125’ communications tower has been poured and made ready for the installation of the tower  The contractor and Town staff are working with the contractor to finalize interior data drop locations, door swings, door locations and other details. (Source 2016 Selectmen & Town Manager Report)

September 28, 2016 Project Alert: Due to the poor weather today, additional cement pouring may continue into the evening hours with night-lighting and extra truck traffic off Knox Road.

September 20, 2016 Project Notice: The project contractor will be pouring the slab for the new safety building on Thursday, September 22. They will be setting up at 6:00 a.m. and begin pouring at 6:30 a.m. Please be aware that there will be a lot of trucks and traffic in and out of the site, and on Knox Road, throughout the day and possibly into the evening. Please contact Town Manager David Stack with any questions or concerns that you may have. He may be reached at 228-1187, ext. 112.

September 1, 2016: The footings and foundation for the building are done and the contractor is now compacting the gravel base to prepare for pouring the slab. A contract was signed with Ossipee Mountain Electronics to provide the communications tower and related equipment.

The banking along Knox Road was cleared in order to provide better visibility and allow for the construction of a drainage swale along the edge of the roadway. The Town contacted Unitil to discuss potential energy efficiency rebates that the Town may be eligible for based upon the building design

August 4, 2016:  The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bow Public Safety Building was held on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Work on the project is moving right along. Major site work is near completion and the sewer connection is installed. The contractor began pouring the building’s concrete footings and the slab.

August 1, 2016
:  You can watch a video, taken by a drone flying over the building site (above). The official project groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, August 4th. Work on the project is moving right along. The major site work has almost been completed and the sewer connection has been installed. The contractor will soon be pouring the concrete footings and the slab. Deputy Fire Chief Mitchell Harrington is working with vendors on the phone and computer systems for the new building and Police Chief Erin Commerford, Fire Chief Dana Abbott and Emergency Management Director Lee Kimball are finalizing the communications and security system plans with vendors. DPW Director Tim Sweeney is working with Unitil and Fairpoint to relocate the power lines away from the driveway entrance and provide power to the new building. The NH Municipal Bond Bank finalized the repayment schedule for the bond that was sold to finance the project. The Town will save $918,951 over the life of the bond due to the 2.16% interest rate that was received. Significant savings have been realized due to the rate being 1% lower than had been estimated and by the Board of Selectmen choosing to go with a shorter repayment term of 15 years.  (Source 2016 Town Manager and Selectmen's Reports)

July 7, 2016
:  Audley Construction of Bow has begun work on the site, including site clearing, stripping/grubbing, and building excavation in preparation for the installation of the foundation. Project progress meetings are held every other Thursday at 10:00 a.m. (Source 2016 Town Manager and Selectmen's Reports)

June 1, 2016:  Town staff and Chicoine Construction continue to work on finalizing the building design and coordinating with all of the subcontractors on project logistics. Ken Heath has been hired to serve as clerk of the works and he will be overseeing the project on the Town’s behalf. On April 25, the Town submitted an application to the NH Department of Environmental Services for an Alteration of Terrain Permit. It typically takes approximately 30-45 days for the Department to review the application and issue the permit.  Once the permit has been received, the contractor will begin site work. Town Manager David Stack is the Town’s project manager for completion of the new Public Safety Building.  Any questions about the project should be directed to him. (Source 2016 Town Manager and Selectmen's Reports)

May 1, 2016
: Town Manager David Stack is the Town’s project manager for completion of the new Public Safety Building.  Any questions about the project should be directed to him.  The building will be constructed on Town land on Knox Road, on the hill above the gazebo.  The building site was logged under the direction of Town Forester Ron Klemarczyk, which ensured that the 100 foot buffer between the building site and neighbors was preserved.  The Town received over $3,000 for the wood removed from the land.  We are expecting construction to begin at the end of May. (Source 2016 Town Manager and Selectmen's Reports)
Project Updates    (scroll down for photos)

November 2, 2016:  Exterior walls have gone up and roof trusses are being installed and the site is beginning to shape up.  Two carpenters were injured when two roof trusses that were being installed fell. Neither injury was severe, and work on the project continues.  FairPoint has set three new utility poles on Knox Road in order to relocate the utilities away from the driveway entrance. Unitil is in the process of moving their power lines over to the new poles. FairPoint will then move their wires and then Comcast  The base for the 125’ communications tower has been poured and made ready for the installation of the tower  The contractor and Town staff are working with the contractor to finalize interior data drop locations, door swings, door locations and other details. (Source 2016 Selectmen & Town Manager Report)

September 28, 2016 Project Alert:   Due to the poor weather today, additional cement pouring may continue into the evening hours with night-lighting and extra truck traffic off Knox Road.

September 20, 2016 Project Notice:   The project contractor will be pouring the slab for the new safety building on Thursday, September 22. They will be setting up at 6:00 a.m. and begin pouring at 6:30 a.m. Please be aware that there will be a lot of trucks and traffic in and out of the site, and on Knox Road, throughout the day and possibly into the evening. Please contact Town Manager David Stack with any questions or concerns that you may have. He may be reached at 228-1187, ext. 112.

September 1, 2016
  • The footings and foundation for the building are done and the contractor is now compacting the gravel base to prepare for pouring the slab.
  • A contract was signed with Ossipee Mountain Electronics to provide the communications tower and related equipment.  
  • The banking along Knox Road was cleared in order to provide better visibility and allow for the construction of a drainage swale along the edge of the roadway.
  • The Town contacted Unitil to discuss potential energy efficiency rebates that the Town may be eligible for based upon the building design
Project Updates    (scroll down for photos)

November 2, 2016:  Exterior walls have gone up and roof trusses are being installed and the site is beginning to shape up.  Two carpenters were injured when two roof trusses that were being installed fell. Neither injury was severe, and work on the project continues.  FairPoint has set three new utility poles on Knox Road in order to relocate the utilities away from the driveway entrance. Unitil is in the process of moving their power lines over to the new poles. FairPoint will then move their wires and then Comcast  The base for the 125’ communications tower has been poured and made ready for the installation of the tower  The contractor and Town staff are working with the contractor to finalize interior data drop locations, door swings, door locations and other details. (Source 2016 Selectmen & Town Manager Report)

September 28, 2016 Project Alert:   Due to the poor weather today, additional cement pouring may continue into the evening hours with night-lighting and extra truck traffic off Knox Road.

September 20, 2016 Project Notice:   The project contractor will be pouring the slab for the new safety building on Thursday, September 22. They will be setting up at 6:00 a.m. and begin pouring at 6:30 a.m. Please be aware that there will be a lot of trucks and traffic in and out of the site, and on Knox Road, throughout the day and possibly into the evening. Please contact Town Manager David Stack with any questions or concerns that you may have. He may be reached at 228-1187, ext. 112.

September 1, 2016
  • The footings and foundation for the building are done and the contractor is now compacting the gravel base to prepare for pouring the slab.
  • A contract was signed with Ossipee Mountain Electronics to provide the communications tower and related equipment.  
  • The banking along Knox Road was cleared in order to provide better visibility and allow for the construction of a drainage swale along the edge of the roadway.
  • The Town contacted Unitil to discuss potential energy efficiency rebates that the Town may be eligible for based upon the building design
Video of drone flying over construction site: