Update on the Repair Expand Improve (REI) Project
As we promised the congregation at the Town Hall and Congregational Meeting, the Building Expansion Team (BET) has been working to come up with some options to reduce the cost for the building project.
Yesterday we met with our contractor, his estimator, and our architect and made some changes to the design (the one hanging on the kitchen wall approved by the congregation) that will result in some small savings, but will still require a mortgage to complete.
The good news is we also came up with a couple of alternate plans that will probably require no mortgage. These are not as ideal as the original, but would probably be within our budgeted pledge amount. We are awaiting the estimates and will present new drawings and estimates as soon as possible.