Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday Project Update

It's Wednesday, and an update on the renovation project. The photo to your left is of Monterey Bay harbor. Do you suppose we could just pack up and go there?Pretty inviting, eh? 

You will remember that last week I showed you the proposed bid for asbestos removal:

3600 Sq Ft sheet rock and insulation removal, $9,789.00

Project design for our inspector/manager, $600.00
Asbestos Air Monitoring per day, $550.00/ 9 hrs., not to exceed 4 days
Travel expenses of manager, $460.00
Asbestos Final Report, $250.00
All of this section not to exceed $3,510.00

Then there is an additional $700 to be paid for asbestos fees to a government agency.

The second bid, received early last week was for $11,000, plus the additional $3,510 and $700.  

Mike suggested we check on grants for the abatement, but from what I read it would take forever, and may not qualify as a church. More likely for a school or public housing. Thanks Mike, made me look it up!

The Church Council tabled the decision on going ahead with the payouts on the project for a couple of reasons, one being the source of funds to move ahead (although they are authorized for that amount before congregation approval), and the other to think about when and how to approach the congregation on the entire project. They will meet again on Aug. 15th, so I may not have an update until after that time.

Our Missions Team approach is to get all the bids together for an estimate of total costs, then go to either the congregation, or to go to the city for approval first. Hmmmm. What do you think is the wisest. 

This week, we are attending a five evening research effort called the Bartimaeus Effect to explore the needs of the poor and needy in our community, a joint effort of several churches in the community including Lutherans and Catholics. Should be interesting, and may be an opportunity to introduce some of our plans for the sober living facility. Gotta keep moving ahead!

My granddaughter Kenze (remember her picture?) should be home in a day or two from this posting, and I'll be glad to have her back in the States.

Linda Kay
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