The Selectmen Association meeting is all about public building. Lexington had is Public Building Facilities Department lead the process, and is Building Committee is advisory. Medfield has no such facilities department, and has only just hired a facilities manager, so our Building Committee had to actually lead more of our projects. We are fortunate to have talented and experienced individuals on our Building Committee, but working them as hard as we do may not be the best model for the future.
It is really a policy question for the town whether we continue to run so much of the town on the backs of volunteer residents, or whether we need to hire more staff. Especially on expensive building projects it may well make sense to have more staff, to have more detailed oversight.