Meeting Minutes 5/2/19 Meeting Agenda 5/16/19
Asbestos removal at Green Meadow is partially complete.
The cafeteria corridor had its ceiling and other building materials replaced over February break. The oldest wing of the school housing the Pre-K & K students, has been closed for the remainder of the school year, and crews will completely remove the old, asbestos ceiling and replace it with a modern drop ceiling.
Universal Environmental is conducting the asbestos removal work. The company has worked with the Town of Maynard for many years as needed to address environmental issues.
Three Phases: Phase One (Complete) abatement/removal of any building materials containing asbestos found in Green Meadow. Phase Two: Decontamination and Further Testing. Both phases approved and reviewed by the State Department of Labor Standards. Phase 3 (Ongoing) abatement of the old wing.
Abatement in the areas of the school that will remain open - including the cafeteria hall and two storage rooms - began February 16 and is complete. The Pre-K & K wings will reopen in fall 2019.
Removal site monitoring
The Industrial Hygienist will be on site performing continuous air sampling for asbestos during the project both outside the contained areas and inside the contained areas upon completion of work and prior to removing the containment.
Work will take place when the building is empty. Although not anticipated, any release of asbestos would be identified on site prior to staff or students arriving the following day.
Pre-K & K wings abatement
All classroom materials will be decontaminated before they are removed and stored. Asbestos will be abated and classrooms renovated for a fresh start in fall 2019. Temporary classroom relocation plans have been implemented.
We’re implementing mold prevention measures.
Concerns have been raised about toxic mold in the building. Our tests and the state’s tests indicate there is no toxic mold in the building; however, with a history of roof leaks we’re taking preventative steps.
Over the next several months the roof will be shored up. Air purifiers will be installed throughout the building to continuously clean and filter the air and to move air around the building, decreasing the possibility of mold growth.
Superintendent Dr. Robert Gerardi explains the work that took place during February break and the ongoing work that remains for the rest of the school year and beyond.
MAYNARD -- Town Administrator Greg Johnson is pleased to report that the Town of Maynard has reached a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of
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