Report from the Building Committee
The Building Committee met with Bob Vint, architect to finalize solutions to concerns raised at the Congregational Forum in June.
We agreed on a vinyl plank flooring with cork backing for the universal bathroom flooring, continuing with ceramic tile on the
We agreed to close the originally proposed doorway through the current music closet, so the universal bathroom will be accessed through the lobby. The doors will be replaced with cherry paneling (what exists in the sanctuary now) using some of the paneling in the lobby.
The new HVAC will be built outside Holland in the area where there is a brick wall. This area will be enlarged, surrounded by a high fence with a curved back top (like around schools). The Holland exit door will open into the area and a concrete sidewalk will lead
to a push-bar door in the fence to allow exit to the outside of the building. That will meet up with a 12-foot wide concrete driveway that has been moved closer to the property line. There will be a 6-inch curb to prevent flooding into the building.
The mechanical and plumbing plans are complete. It now goes to the electrical and we are still adjusting the architectural features.
The timeline is by the end of July to apply to the city for site plan approval, which should take a week or so. After approval of site
plan, we will put the project out to bid at the same time as going to a third party review for the building permit which should take about 2 weeks.
Hopefully in the beginning of October we can have a “ground-breaking” ceremony as construction begins. The goal is to be done by Christmas.
Your building committee: Rev Bethany Russell-Lowe, Mary Weise, Jody Bergedick, Barb Ricca, Janet Moore and Margot Garcia.