The Vestry and Strategic Planning Committee updates.
At our June 19, 2017 Vestry meeting, we approved spending up to $224,000 to demolish Killgore Hall and construct a parking lot/playground on the site, subject to the Day School agreeing to pay for the project. The Day School Board has enthusiastically supported financing the demolition of Killgore Hall and converting the site into temporary playground space.
However, the Day School Board is concerned about trying to accomplish the demolition during the summer of 2017, due to timing issues with respect to job completion before school opens, and defining/obtaining financing prior to starting the project. At the Day School Board’s request, Senior Warden Gerry Sulzer has terminated all efforts to demolish Killgore Hall this summer. Postponing the project until the summer of 2018 allows the Board to firm up their financing, and expands the window for completing the work to the full summer break. Gerry Sulzer also asked the Day School Board to establish a committee to take charge of developing the schedule, costs, financing, and contracting of the work, since this work has become a Day School project.
We are still moving forward with emptying Killgore Hall this summer, hopefully by the end of June/early July. Leaving the building in place for another year will incur some ongoing expenses (utilities and possible insurance and maintenance), we expect these costs to be on the order of $10K or less and will ask the Day School to bear these expenses.Memo to the Vestry from Senior Warden Gerry Sulzer
Agenda (downloadable, here) of May 7, 2017 Parish Update Presentation:
Representatives of the CPEX team made their final presentation of a Master Plan design for St. James Episcopal Church to the parish on Tuesday, October 18, before a crowd of over 130 in Bishops Hall. You can view the presentation, and follow along with a downloadable PDF of the presentation slides, here.
Thank you to Allison Kaple and Rodger Green for the recordings from which this presentation was created.
Gary Howes of the Durable Group gives a presentation In Bishops Hall, describing work needed to repair and preserve our historic church building.
Gary, an expert in historic preservation, describes the problems with the brick and mortar system used during previous repairs, why corrective repairs are required, and the repair methods being proposed to restore and preserve our church building.
Update: The Capital Campaign Case Statement can be downloaded in PDF format, here.
You can view it here:
CPEX representatives Boo Thomas and Haley Blakeman presented the rationale and drawings of the CPEX Draft Master Plan before an audience in Bishops Hall on Tuesday, May 10. You can view the presentation slides here. Comments and suggestions remain open until June 1 and should be directed to Haley Blakeman.