PDT Staff Writer
While one less person will be in attendance at this Wednesday’s Portsmouth Building Committee meeting, they will not be one person short. Ken Carlson, who is in Germany, will be attending the meeting via video conferencing.
In an email to Chairman Rich Saddler, Carlson said, “Although I will be in Germany in a few hours, I will be able to attend the committee meeting this Wednesday via video conferencing. One of my colleagues will be at the meeting to set up the equipment.”
The members of the Portsmouth City Building Committee said at their last meeting they would ask Portsmouth Mayor David Malone, Portsmouth Council President John Haas, and interim Community Development Director Tracy Shearer to start attending their meetings.
The committee found itself at a standstill on many fronts until they are able to determine several things, such as how many properties the city owns, the structural condition of the current city building and the cost of hiring a structural engineer to inspect the building. The stalemate led the the to committee decide they need more input.
The committee had decided there would no reason to meet in June if they didn’t have the numbers they had requested. It is not known if they have received the information, but Saddler sent out a notice the meeting is set for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Portsmouth City Council chambers.
The Committee has been commissioned to come back to Portsmouth City Council with recommendations as to viable options for a future site for Portsmouth city government, whether it is to refurbish their current facilities, find another existing site and move the operation or build a new facility.
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