Have you ever attempted to bob for apples. You know the game, apples are floating in water and you are trying to open your mouth wide enough to get a bite and the apple keeps sinking or bobbing away. It can be very frustrating unless you are using really small apples.
The renovation process is currently a bit frustrating. We hoped to have all the numbers for the Hospitality Center by the April 23 Business Meeting. We didn’t make it. The General Contractor came through with a preliminary number but it does not include an accurate number for the kitchen or sound or the site work. We keep bobbing hoping to get the final numbers and apparently, our apples are large enough to be difficult. We have recently learned that we may still need another approval from the city – that being for our site plan. The earliest we could get that through the system is June 18. We keep bobbing hoping we have everything in place.
As soon as we have an accurate cost estimate, the Capital Improvements Steering Group will meet and assess the implications for the initial ‘wish list’. The Finance and Stewardship Committees will meet to assess the implications for funding the desired projects. A Called Business Meeting will be scheduled for the sole purpose of discussing the recommendations of these two groups in order to make a decision that continues to move us forward.
We will keep bobbing to make this happen. Your patience and involvement in the process is vital. Thank you for making the Journey.