Each week the activities from the most recent week will be added at the top of the list.
March 19 – March 25
Framing, painting, and flooring, trying to get ready for the move.
Moving Day! The linoleum is set and ready and two classrooms and the office have carpet – we’re moving in!
Final cleaning before Sunday and unpacking chairs
Finish the kitchen counter and sink – cabinets will be finished next week
Heater is getting hooked up in the Sanctuary – heat!
Week 18 – February 28 – March 4
Begin framing the new chancel
Finish painting the Sanctuary; begin painting ceilings throughout
2nd Permit first-round comments – minor remarks and corrections
Week 17 – February 20 – February 27
Finish stripping paint from beams and stain the glue-lam beams
Framing for new accessible restroom and passage to Sanctuary
Float and retexture all ceilings
Award contract for electrical work, flooring, storefront, and HVAC
Permit for chancel received
Week 16 – February 12 – February 19
Walk-through available for congregation on Sunday 2/19
Start stripping paint from sanctuary beams
New floor plans available on the Floor Plans page
Week 15 – February 5 – February 11
Full-on construction begins with demolition
Abatement Completed Friday, 2/10/2012
Review comments received from Chancel permit – minor comments; resubmit next week.
Updated lighting drawings completed – out for re-bid
Finalized sound system design
Review flooring bids and update selections for better costing
Switch LEED Registration to LEED for Existing Buildings
Week 14 – January 30 – February 4
Parsonage clean up and painting is finalized
2nd set of permit drawings submitted – bathrooms, furnaces, doors and windows
Solicited bids for professional movers
Lighting design nearing completion – separate over-the-counter permit
Parking lot is surveyed to facilitate design of new parking lay-out and accessible parking
Week 13 – January 22 – January 29
Tenting of the parsonage and termite repairs at the parsonage and at church
Meetings with mechanical engineer
Capital Campaign steward training, with Dave Rickard
AMAZING Capitial Campaign kick-off luncheon – 140 people attending!
Week 12 – January 15 – January 21
Continuing to refine budget and scope, with sub-contractor pricing
Begin kitchen renovation
Week 11 – January 8 – January 14
Preliminary budgeting with Specialty construction; design revisions
On site meeting to select finishes – carpet, fabric, paint, flooring
Week 10 – January 1 – January 7
Tuesday – Press release issued and article appears in The Tribune
Wednesday – Contractor selected – Specialty Construction
Thursday – Schematic design continues with Studio 2G – on-site meeting re: chancel design; glass at foyer, parking, etc.
- Choir meeting on site to finalize choir configuration.
Friday – selection of pew company finalized – recover pews and purchase 50 new chairs
Saturday – Kitchen meeting on site
- Lighting design meeting on site
Week 9 – December 25 – December 31
Monday – A day of rest for the celebration of Christmas.
Tuesday – Funds delivered to close escrow.
- Meeting with city to discuss signs.
- Capital Campaign Committee’s first meeting
Wed – Change in title recorded with the City: We own the property!
Wed & Thurs – Contractor Interviews and proposals
- Meeting with pew company on site, including chair samples
Week 8 – December 18 – December 24
Monday – Established a task force for Public Relations to contact the media and issue a press release.
Thursday – Renovation group review of sanctuary plans with architects.
Friday – All papers signed to close escrow and complete purchase
- Contacted 4 contractors to initiate interviews and selection process
- C of C occupants moved out; Got Junk.com hired by seller to haul off unwanted items
Week 7 – December 11 – December 17
Sunday – Discussed project at Second Sunday conversation. Website, tentative floor plan with sticky notes and architects’ design concepts board available for comments.
Tuesday – Presented project status report and four motions to the Board meeting.
- The four motions, which were all approved after some amendments, were:
1. Approval of the Parsonage Planning Task Group report
2. Authorize the Steering Committee to Commit and Expend Funds and issue Member Notes
3. Refund Edna Capital Campaign Donations, and
4. Authorize a Lawton Capital Campaign
Week 6 – December 4 – December 10
Monday – Selected Studio2G as project architects. See their work at Studio-2g.com.
- Parsonage/Rental Planning Task Group submitted recommendations
- Submitted request for adjustments in project cost to seller
- Requested draft contract from Capital Campaign Consultant
Tuesday – First meeting with architects
- Published picture gallery
Wednesday – Finished project cost negotiations with seller – we did OK
Thursday – Selected representatives met with the architects to discuss objectives for the chancel/sanctuary design
- Regular meeting of the Steering Committee
Friday – Conference call with Dave Rickard, Capital Campaign Consultant
- Published project schedule and financial plan on this site
Week 5 – November 27 – December 3
Monday – Met with lawyer to discuss language for pledge refunds
Tuesday – Ministry Council met for phase 1 space allocation discussion
- Received bids from architects
- Posted project Guidelines for Professional Services
Thursday – regular Steering Committee meeting
- Meeting to discuss strategy for repairs to Lawton and Meadow properties
Saturday – Negotiating Team recommended changes to Draft Letter of Agreement (with new minister) to include parsonage option
Sunday – Project GANTT Chart available for review
Week 4 – November 20 – November 26
Sunday – Congregation unanimously approves project – 115 Yes votes
- Received inspection reports for house and church – work required is manageable
Monday – Received Edna appraisal – better than expected
Thursday – A day to give thanks for all we’ve received
Week 3 – November 14 – November 19
Sunday – Hallelujah Property presentation at Second Sunday meeting
Monday – Offer accepted by seller
Tuesday – Received inventory of personal property which comes to us from seller
- Open walk through
- Escrow opened
Friday - Received termite reports on house and church – work to be done, but not too bad
Saturday – All day inspection by construction/renovation Group
- First pass at renovation budget
Week 2 – November 6 – November 12
Sunday – Open viewing of church and parsonage
Monday – UUFSLOC financials delivered to Founders Bank
- Received encouragement to proceed from Founders
Tuesday – UUFSLOC Board meeting
- Board names Andy Pease Project Manager
- Board authorized the expenditure of $20,000 in planning and acquisition costs
- Board authorized counter-offer
Thursday – Letter of Intent accepted by seller
- Ordered Inspections and Appraisals
Friday – Andy appoints Susan Stenovec and Terry Throop to serve with her on a Project Steering Committee
- Discussion begins about a policy specifying limitations on professional services from volunteers
Week 1 – November 3 – November 5 (A short week)
Thursday – For Sale sign was spotted in front of the Church of Christ at the corner of Meadow and South Streets
Friday – Board, Staff, Circle Coordinators and others toured the Church
- Special Board meeting at property authorized a $20,000 deposit into escrow account
- Approached Founders Bank for a bridge loan and pre-qualification letter
- Made offer on property, with contingencies
- Called Congregational Meeting for November 25
- First pass at Task Groups completed
- Began financial planning