Millwood Proposed New FirehouseLunch & LearnPresentation to Residents, March 2011
Tonight’s Meeting! Brief History! Design Parameters! Schematic Design! Site! Landscape Plan! Building Elevation! Floor Plans! Schematic Construction Budget! Fiscal Impact! Next Steps
The Road to the Bond VoteAction DateDEIS Scoping 9/8/09Pre-Design 3/15/2010Schematic Design 7/11/2010DEIS Accepted as Complete 12/6/2010Public Hearing DEIS 1/12 & 24/2011Written Comments on DEIS 2/7/2011FEIS Accepted as Complete 2/28/2011Statement of Findings Accepted 3/11/2011New Firehouse Bond Resolution 3/11/2011BOND VOTE SCHEDULED FOR 4/12/2011
1926 – Station #1 Built for BrockwayStation # built with communitydonationsFor apparatus smaller than manyof today’s SUVs
1926 – Calvin Coolidge PresidentCalvin Coolidge was President
2007 – Emergency RepairsEmergencyrepairs tostabilize secondfloor and roof
Time for a New FirehouseStation #1 has outlivedits useful life
Philosophical Approach! Build a new firehouse that the community can beproud of.”Tom Curley, Resident Expert! A functional, safe building providing a professional workenvironment! A building that respects residents’ tax dollars! A building that our pride in our firefighters and thatretains and attracts volunteers
JLN Needs Assessment Study! 5 Back-in Bays! Radio Room! Ready Room! Offices:! Chiefs’ office (3 work stations)! Line Officers’ office (2 work stations)! Company office (2 work stations)! District office (2 work stations)! Ladies Aux. office (1 work station)! Multi-purpose room (max capacity = 100)! Kitchen! Membership Room! Exercise Room! Lobby Space for Antique ApparatusNew firehousebuilding programbased onindependentreview of theMillwood FireDistrict andNFPA standards.
Construction Assumptions" Building Envelope! Standard Concrete FoundationSystem (Footings/Piers/Walls)! No Basement (Slab on Grade)! Structural Steel Frame & Metal Floorand Roof Decking! Exterior Cavity Wall Construction (8”CMU & Roman Brick Veneer)! EPDM Roofing System! Energy Efficient Aluminum CurtainWall & Window System! 14’ x 14’ Apparatus Bay Doors" Interiors! Glazed 8” CMU Walls in ApparatusBays! Metal Stud & Drywall Interior Walls" Interiors (cont.)! Spray on Fireproofing on StructuralSteel! Skylights in Apparatus Bays! Hollow Metal Frames/Doors &Windows! Acoustic Sheetrock & Ceiling Systems! Sheet Resilient Flooring! Ceramic & Porcelain Tiles! Commercial Kitchen! 2-Stop Elevator! Motorized Operable Wall System! Metal Lockers/Toilers Accessories Etc.
Construction Assumptions" MEP! Roof Top A/C Units and DuctedSystems! Fire Protection Sprinkler System! Oil-fired Burner and Fin TubeRadiation! Apparatus Bay Radiant Heating! Energy Efficient Lighting
Green Initiatives Included! Dark Sky Compliant! Lighting sensors! Focused parking lights! Driveway lighting! Wetlands Enhancement! Pond manages storm water &encourages biodiversity! Bio swales! No-Mow Areas! Water Mitigation! Permeable pavers! Grasscrete! Paving Surfaces (reduceheat-sink effect)! Permeable pavers! Grasscrete! Light-colored concrete apron! Energy Star CompliantConstruction! Insulation, windows,construction, mechanicals! Appliances! Building Orientation! Significantly Reduced SteepSlopes Disturbance
Green Alternatives NOT included! Green Roof! Apparatus Roof! Building Roof! Solar Hot Water Heating! Geothermal Well! PhotovoltaicsThe cost of these alternatives were not financially viable.
Construction CostsConstruction CostBuilding Construction $6,826,308Site Work $2,334,014Landscape $528,805Traffic Light $150,000Total $9,839,127Building Cost/SF $379Construction Cost/SF $546
Construction CostsSoft & Other CostsConsultant Fees $1,681,411Owner Fees $295,000Testing & Inspection $45,000Interior Systems &Furnishings$100,000Soft & Other Costs $2,121,411
Total CostsTOTALConstruction $9,839,127Soft Costs & Other Fees $2,121,411Contingency $1,501,801TOTAL $13,462,339• FINANCING TO INCLUDE up to $2.25 million in Capital Reserve, Sale of 108 Millwood Road and 60Millwood Road and a 25-year Bond.• Bond = $9.95 million
Long-Range Planning Assumptions! Major Purchase Planning(Equipment Reserve)! 2010-2025 Apparatus andEquipment! Purchases > $25,000! Inflation! Operating Expenses: 3%annual inflation! Major Purchase: 3% inflationbetween 2012-2014; 5%inflation between 2017-2020;7% inflation 2023-2025! LOSAP reasonably funded! Operating Budget Base =2010! Station #1 utilities & groundscosts increase by 50% oncenew firehouse complete! Bond! Rating AA! Rate = 4.25%! Term = 25 Years! Short-Term Financing! Rate = 1%! Term = 2 Years! All Volunteer Fire Company
Major Equipment PurchaseVehicle Cost ($ 2010)PurchaseYearYears in ServiceChief’s Car $58,000 2010 11Mini Attack $325,000 2010 21Cascade/Compressor $65,000 2012 22Chief’s Car $58,000 2012 10Rescue/Engine* $650,000 2014 24Chief’s Car $58,000 2015 10Tanker $675,000 2018 24E-247* $600,000 2020 23E-248 $600,000 2024 20TOTAL $3,089,000 **$167,000 annual contributionto ER is budgeted** The Board is considering a combined rescue pumper that saves moneywith no loss of safety. That evaluation is not complete as of this meeting.
Risks to Projections! “Combo” or “career” firefighting force is required! Bond interest rate increase! Cost of ConEd easement! Environmental mitigation at Station #1! Additional LOSAP funding required
10-Year Fiscal Impact By Parcel QuartileQuartile 1 Quartile 2 Quartile 3 Quartile 4Parcels 487 487 487 487% of AV 9% 18% 26% 47%Median AV $59,250 $120,000 $163,800 $260,000Residential MV $356,598 $722,021 $986,560 $1,564,3802007-2010 Tax Rate $5.09 $5.09 $5.09 $5.092007-2010 Avg. Levy $301.58 $610.9 $833.74 $1,323.402020 Tax Rate $5.69 $5.69 $5.69 $5.692020 Levy $332.39 $673.20 $932.02 $1,479.40Median Levy Variance2020 v. 2010$30.81 $62.30 $98.28 $156.00% Change 2020 Levy v.. Avg. 2007-2010 Levy = 12%
Fiscal Impact Summary! The new firehouse impact is tax neutral! It is a good time to borrow – interest rates are low! The Millwood Fire District tax levy will not exceed the2007-2010 average until 2014! The District anticipates a 1-2% per year increase in tax levydriven by inflation on the operating budget using reasonableassumptions! Retaining an all-volunteer fire department is the most costeffective approach for the District! Going “combo” would increase taxes by $400,00 - $800,000based on staffing needs! Going “paid” would increase taxes by $2.5 - $3.2 million
“Build a new firehouse that thecommunity can be proud of.”! A functional, safe building providing a professionalworkspace! Space requirements based on JLN needs assessment study ofthe Millwood Fire District using NFPA standards! Design input from SCN, the nation’s leading firematic consultant! Millwood Fire Company an equal partner in program and designdevelopment! Site plan and internal layout emphasizes firematic efficiency
“Build a new firehouse that thecommunity can be proud of.”! A building that respects residents’ tax dollars! Site plan minimizes work on a challenging property! High-quality, proven construction! Honest, straightforward materials and finishes! Energy efficiency, durability and low maintenance are priorities! Building designed to retain and attract volunteer manpower (butallows for conversion should a career force become needed)! Design plan allows for additional bay – future expansion! Building designed to beat or meet strict budget parameterswhich keep construction “tax neutral”
“Build a new firehouse that thecommunity can be proud of.”! A building that shows pride in our volunteerfirefighters! Distinctive appearance! Safe, efficient and modern work environment! Comfortable, practical amenities promoting morale! New firehouse is a “draw” in a competitive environment forcommitted volunteer firefighters! Improved interior training facilities! All-weather bailout training, mass confidence course,flexible classroom space! Firehouse reflects our community’s support for all-volunteerMFC Company #1
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Risks to ProjectionsVolunteer firefighters save money in additionto lives and property! NFPA recommends a shift of 6 (2 in/2 out + incident commander andpump operator) for Millwood’s population density! Economic demands placed on volunteers living in Millwood may erodethe volunteer base! The first-need for career/paid firefighters will be daytime drivers! Once a department goes “career”, pressure to go fully-paid is almostinevitable
Risks to ProjectionsVolunteer firefighters save money in additionto lives and property! Profile of a full-time career department for Millwood based on NFPArecommendations:! One Chief Officer! Two Assistant Chief Officers! 4 Captain or Lt. Officers! 8 Drivers/Firefighters (assuming Ladder/Rescue and Engine Company)! 24 Firefighters (2 firefighters for Engine ops, 4 firefighters for Ladder/Rescueper Shift)! One Administrative Clerk! Total 32-40 Employees = $2.5-$3.2 million approx (salary + benefits)