Capital Campaign Improvement Projects
– Roof Replacement for Cultural Hall and Office
At the Fall General Assembly, we presented the need for improvements to the infrastructure of our Church facilities. We described the projects and priorities and we requested and received approval to embark on a capital campaign to raise the funds needed to perform these projects. Our buildings are now at or approaching 50 years of age; the Hall and office were built in 1968-1969, and the Church was constructed in 1971-1972. We identified the following priorities and Phase 1 projects:
Replacement of the roof over the east side of the Cultural Hall and the Offices. We have leaks currently in some of the classrooms and in the hallway between the Church and the Hall. The roof over the west side of Hall roof was replaced a few years ago and the roof of the Church was replaced in 2000-2003.
Replacement of the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems. This project is planned for 2018. While we have heat in the Church and Hall, you will remember that we did not have air conditioning this summer in the Church. The equipment is at the end of its useful life and will be replaced by one project. This includes replacing the boiler, 2 air handling systems, and 2 air conditioning systems. Engineering work is completed and over the next few weeks, the project will be sent to multiple contractors for bids.
Installation of an elevator for improved access to the Cultural Hall.
Repairs to the Cultural Hall foundation wall to eliminate water leaks. These last two projects require architectural and engineering work to determine the best solutions and will likely be combined into one project. The architectural and engineering work will begin in 2018.
Our 50th Anniversary Campaign will kick-off in 2018 to fund both needed improvements to our facilities and to fund current and new Ministries to fulfill our Church’s mission.
We are pleased to inform you that the Roof Replacement Project will begin the week of January 8, weather permitting, and will last about 3 weeks. The project includes removal of roof tiles, repair and replacement of roof deck and structure as needed, new roofing materials, reinstallation of roof tiles, and new gutters and downspouts. We will also have roof ventilators added to control temperatures and humidity in the attic above the classrooms. During the project, several parking spaces in both parking lots will be used to stage roofing materials and tiles. Driveway access behind the Hall will be maintained but please avoid using the driveway if possible and use caution if you do proceed through the back driveway. Roofing materials will also be staged in the courtyard during the project so please use caution when walking through the courtyard. All work will be performed during the work week with no work occurring on Saturdays or Sundays.
We will be evaluating repairs and replacement of interior ceilings and finishes in the hallway outside the offices but that work is not included or funded as part of the Roof Replacement project.
The Roof replacement will cost approximately $60,000; the final amount will depend on how much of the roof deck and underlying structure requires repair or replacement. Funding for the project is in place through unrestricted donations to our 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign made by a few generous donors.
We would like to thank the donors for their generosity, the entire community for your patience and cooperation during the project and Foti Malitas for his advice and assistance on the project. We will provide regular updates on this and the other projects during 2018.
Annunciation HVAC Replacement Project
On May 17, 2017 we held a project meeting to inform the community on the HVAC replacement project and to solicit questions and ideas from the community. While the number of people attending the meeting was quite small, there was very good discussion of the project and some possible ideas both for project implementation and further improvements to the Church facilities. The key next steps on the project are to finalize the design, identify additional possible contractors and to prepare materials for the bidding process, which will begin in September.