Public Safety Facility Committee

Public Safety Building Update:

Part 1 Ipswich Public Safety Building Update - Former Finance Committee Chair, Janice Clements-Skelton hosts a discussion on the Ipswich public safety building project with Ipswich Fire Chief Paul Parisi and Ipswich Police Chief Paul Nikas.  Ms. Clements-Skelton asks the chiefs a series of questions on the public safety building project as they relate to department needs, uses, and resident services. This ICAM-produced video addresses some taxpayer questions recently generated from public discussion. 

Part 2 Ipswich Public Safety Building Update - Host Janice Clements-Skelton discusses the progression of the public safety building project with Finance Committee chair and member of the Public Safety Facility Committee and Bob Weatherall, Public Safety Facility Committee chair. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Public Safety Facility FAQ

Members

  • Tammy Jones
  • Jean Emerson
  • Robert Donohue
  • Robert Weatherall
  • Harvey Schwartz
  • Charles Surpitski, Select Board Representative
  • Rami Harb
  • Jamie Fay, Finance Committee Representative
  • Peter Dziadose, Police Union Representative
  • Dave Irvine, Communication Officers Union Representative
  • Kendall Buhl, Fire Lieutenant
  • Stephen Crane, Town Manager
  • Chief Paul Parisi, Fire Chief
  • Chief Paul Nikas, Police Chief

About the Committee

Mission

The charge of the committee is to identify and evaluate suitable location(s) for a combined public safety facility and make recommendations to the Selectmen; to recommend an appropriate sum to conduct a feasibility study; to work with the Town Manager and town staff to obtain OPM and Architectural services; and to design, construct and commission a facility suitable to present and future public safety needs of Ipswich.

Responsibilities

Consider the future of public safety and design for it; consider multiple purpose rooms and adaptable designs.

Develop a timeline and costs estimates for achieving benchmarks (site identification, feasibility funding, preliminary design, project funding, final design and construction).

Conduct public presentation(s) and inform the public of progress.

Reports

Please click here Ipswich Public Safety Building Feasibility Study Report - May 15, 2021 to view the design service and feasibility study for the Ipswich Fire and Police stations prepared by HKT Architects Inc.