Corporation yard

Carlos Uribe, Public Works maintenance manager, gives members of the SHAPE Committee a tour of the corporation yard.

Jesse Duarte photos, Star

The committee in charge of studying St. Helena’s public buildings will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Vintage Hall.

The St. Helena Asset Planning Engagement (SHAPE) Committee will hear from consultants with the Kosmont Companies, who will discuss asset strategy, including how to fund the potential rehabilitation or reconstruction of city buildings.

At its last meeting on Jan. 24, the committee broke into groups and brainstormed ideas on whether to rehabilitate, rebuild or sell the city’s various buildings. Committee members emphasize that they haven’t made any recommendations yet, but early brainstorming is centering around either rebuilding City Hall on the current site or selling the property.

The committee is also looking at what to do with the Public Works staff who are based in leaky, run-down portables at the corporation yard on Charter Oak Avenue.

Another challenge is how to make better use of city facilities at the Teen Center, the old CDF building next to the Teen Center, the Carnegie Building, and the Head Start building at Crane Park.

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