I am not a lawyer, but I have learned over the years that when it comes to legal documents the placement of a comma or one clause in front of another makes a difference. Something you or I read could mean something different to someone trained in the field.
I am posting here a copy of the proposed lease between the School Department and the Merrimack Special Education Collaborative.
Selectman Zimini tells us that he has a lot of problems with it. Again, I don’t see as much but I’m really not a professional at reading such.
Personally, I don’t like the idea that they want changes made to the building to get it into ADA compliance, yet are only paying for the materials ($70,000) and we have to pay for the labor. I’m pretty sure the selectmen had no idea of that. Then again, it was all part of a negotiation. We also have to cover utilities regardless of what they bring in (you would think there would be some sort of cap here to make them responsible for the cost of any excess).
With this in front of you, at least you’ll know what they are talking about when the School Committee does meet with the Selectmen to discuss it.
For your consideration : Lease Agreement – Parker Avenue School