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Capital Building Committee
The Capital Building Committee was formed in 2021 to assist the Town in developing a financial plan for public facilities to be built, including but not limited to a Town Hall, Council on Aging, Highway Garage, or Fire Station, as well as to develop the public facilities portion of the Comprehensive Plan and devise a proposed infrastructure plan to meet the Town's needs. Recommendations for planning and proposed projects have been provided, and will continue to be provided, to the Board of Selectmen, Advisory and Finance Committee, and Town Meeting.

The Town hired CHA Consulting as the Owners Project Manager for these building projects. We have hired Turowski2 Architecture who has partnered with Weston & Sampson as an architecture team. We will continue to post regular reports and status updates, information about the scope of the project, and notification of public informational sessions and public updates.  In June 2023, we held a Meet and Greet and Visioning Session for you to meet your design team and provide insight on public needs. The presentation and video is linked below as are other helpful links to reports, recommendations, videos, packets, and more. Please forward questions, comments, and other thoughts to

In November 2023, Town Meeting rejected the proposal of a Municipal Complex that would address all infrastructure needs of the Town and pave the way for upcoming needs for the Fire Department and School Department. As a result of the negative vote, the Capital Building Committee is developing other proposals informed by the feedback and comments made against the Municipal Complex.   At that same Town Meeting, a Feasibility Study was funded by voters for the School to work with the Massachusetts School Building Authority to develop plans for a new Middle School. A separate School Building Committee has been created through the School Department, as prescribed by the MSBA, and began meeting in October 2023.   Reach out to the School Department for more details.

The Fire Feasibility Study Committee is finalizing a draft version of their plan. Visit here to view the report. 

Helpful Informational Links:   
Agendas, Minutes, and Packets
Proposed Meeting Calendar - All dates subject to change and subject to Open Meeting Law requirements for posting.
Municipal Building Needs Narrative and Update, May 2022
October 18 Public Informational Presentation
Municipal Complex Funding Narrative, October 3, 2023
           Download this Tax Impact Calculator for individual tax impact of the project
           Unsure of your home value? Use the Assessor's Database to look it up.
Layout and Renderings 9.27.23 - Capital Building Committee Meeting presentation
September 13 & 14 Public Informational Presentation
August 30, 2023 Conceptual Designs Presentation 
Project Informational Flyer  and Dedicated Project Website
Videos of Existing Conditions
Preliminary FAQs - Stay tuned for more information. Email questions you have to

Reports and Recommendations:
           Bi Weekly Project Updates
           Videos of Existing Conditions: Council on Aging, Highway Garage, Town Hall Annex, and Town Hall.
           Status Report and Preliminary Recommendations - August 9, 2022
           Scenario Planning - September 14, 2022
           Final Report and Recommendations - October 18, 2022


August 30, 2023 Capital Building Committee meeting 
         Discussion of concepts, preliminary budget and fielding questions from residents.


June 15th Informational Event: Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Police Station 
       Couldn't make the meeting? View the presentation here or watch the Swansea Community Network recording.
September 13, 2023  informational event, at 6:30 pm at Case High School.
Couldn't make the meeting? View the presentation here or watch the Swansea Community Network recording at

Committee Members:

Robert Alford II, representing the Advisory and Finance Committee
John Salzillo, representing the Advisory and Finance Committee
Sarah Carlson, representing the Advisory and Finance Committee
James Carvalho, representing the School Committee
Paul Burke, Selectmen appointment
Chris Hajder, Selectmen appointment
Marc Lapointe, Selectmen appointment (Chair)
Ryan Pacheco, Selectmen appointment (Vice Chair)
John Hansen, Planning Board designee
William Anderson, Town Engineer