Town Buildings, Facilities, and Facility Management have been subjects of discussions, decisions, actions, and funding over many years as the needs of the community grow and change. In 2017 the Board of Selectmen created a Town Facility Strategy Committee to develop comprehensive information and options for future use of town buildings and how best to meet facility needs for town services and community activities in the future.
More information on existing facilities can be found on the following pages:
Community Projects Town Offices Village Revitalization
Committee Meeting Minutes
Community Meeting 01/10/19
Town Report Final Findings 1/27/2020
Community Meeting on Belmont Town Buildings
Community meeting video:
Community meeting presentation
Community Meeting on Belmont Town Buildings-January 10th
Join us for a Community Meeting on Belmont Town Buildings January 10th from 6:30-8pm at Belmont High School. Light snacks will be provided.
Town Hall Options - Lavallee Brensinger
Police Department Options - Lavallee Brensinger
Belmont Community to have meeting about town buildings Jan. 10 Laconia Daily Sun 1/5/19
This meeting will focus on options to meet Belmont's future Town building needs. Belmont residents and landowners are being asked to help select the best option for future use of Town buildings considering space needs over the next 20 years. The meeting will include a Town Building Study update followed by a listening session and discussion to receive feedback on several options to meet future needs of the Police Department and Town Hall programs. Input from the community will help guide the next steps in the study and work to complete a strategy for all Town buildings later in 2019. A postcard was sent to Belmont residents to invite the community to participate in this meeting. A snow date of January 24th has been identified to ensure that this key meeting has good participation. More Info
For those who have not had an opportunity to tour the Belmont Town Hall and Police Station, Lakes Region Public Access Television prepared a video from a 2017 public tour to provide a "virtual tour” of these buildings. The link to this video is https://livestream.com/belmontnh/live/videos/184122032.
Lavallee/Brensinger Architects Update
07/31/18 Next Steps for Space and Feasibility Study At the July 18th Selectmen's meeting, the recommendation to pursue a contract with Lavallee/ Breslinger Architects was approved. The Belmont Facility Strategy Committee is working with this firm to finalize the scope of work, schedule, and cost for the Belmont Facility Space and Feasibility Study. Once these details are finalized and approved, work on the study will move forward. There will be a Kick off meeting with the contractor and Facility Committee in late August or September. All meetings will be open to the public with an opportunity to ask questions and offer comment. The Contractor will prepare a Space Study and do a preliminary assessment of Town buildings. This will be followed by Preliminary Options for use of Town buildings. When recommended options are refined with projected costs next Spring, the Committee plans to hold a Charette, a public meeting designed to draw input from the community on options to meet future Town facility needs. For more information on the Town Facility Strategy, contact email@example.com. Committee members include: Tom Garfield, Donna Hepp, Carmen Lorentz, and Pret Tuthill
03/30/18 The Town Facility Strategy Committee appreciates the community support for Article 12 on the ballot. This measure requested approval to use Municipal Facilities Reserve Funds to conduct a Space and Feasibility Study. With that approval, the Committee is now moving forward and will work with the Selectmen and staff to find a contractor to conduct the study. The Committee is working with staff on a Request for Qualifications to identify potential contractors and also developing a detailed proposal for the work to be completed within the study.
The Facility Strategy Committee will meet on April 6th at 5 pm in the Corner Meeting House First Floor Meeting Room. Public participation in the meeting is welcome! A meeting with the Selectmen is planned in the next few weeks to review the approach to the study, and timeline.
For more information on the Belmont Town Facility Strategy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Committee members include Tom Garfield, Donna Hepp, Carmen Lorentz, and Pret Tuthill.
03/03/18 Voting yes on building needs study makes sense for Belmont Daily Sun 3/3/18
02/22/18 Tour of four town-owned buildings in Belmont set for Wed Daily Sun 2/22/18
02/21/18 Tour and Meeting Feb. 28 to prepare Belmont voters for decision on town building study Daily Sun 2/21/18
02/08/18 Belmont town warrant moves forward to the polls Winni Echo 2/82018
02/01/18 Belmont Committee recommends investing in building space and feasibility study Winnisquam Echo 2/1/18
01/27/18 Attend the Belmont Deliberative Session Feb. 3 ( re :best use of town buildings) Daily Sun 1/27/18
11/09/17 Tour Four Belmont Town Buildings on Nov. 15 Daily Sun
11/08/17 Tour Four Town Buildings on November 15th Press release
10/27/17 Tour Four Town Buildings on November 1st Press release
10/19/17 Community hears update on Building Facility Strategy Committee's work Winni Echo
10/13/17 Belmont facility committee seeks additional comments Laconia Daily Sun
10/10/17 Wednesday open house to focus on Belmont town building needs Laconia Daily Sun
9/29/17 A citizens’ group that last June received the selectmen’s blessing to look into the creation of a facilities plan for 12 public buildings is ready to hold an open house. Organizer Donna Hepp said the Belmont Facility Strategy Committee has been going through previous studies of the various buildings, as well as looking at the town’s space needs, and will present what it has learned to those attending the open house, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Belmont High School.
Belmont facility committee to hold open house for 12 town buildings THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN
8/11/17 In July, a Belmont Town Facility Strategy Committee approved by the Board of Selectmen was formed. This Committee will focus on developing information and options for future use of town buildings and how best to meet facility needs for town services and community activities in the future. During Belmont's Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 12, there will be an information table for this Town Facility Strategy project. Belmont residents are encouraged to stop by to talk with committee members and offer their ideas and get involved. Belmont seeks input on town buildings... Daily Sun 8/11/17
6/7/17 Donna Hepp, a volunteer in the community, has received the go-ahead to form a committee that would get voters behind a plan to address town government office space needs.
Belmont tries again to plan for office space Daily Sun 6/7/17
6/5/17 Donna Hepp met with the Board of Selectmen and explained that at the deliberative session she recommended that a strategy for Town buildings be created. She has with the assistance of Town staff, reviewed all the files that pertain to Town buildings to help in the creation of the following proposal. It is her hope to help Belmont chart a course for the future investment in their buildings.
Belmont Facility Strategy: Proposed Approach for Town Facilities
Board of Selectmen Minutes 6/5/17