Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pre-Construction Update #1

Things are rolling. The structural design is complete, as is the foundation design. Once we receive the final stamped drawings (which I anticipate in the next day or two) I'll take them into the Town Building department to update our permit application.

At this point, we anticipate that the Town will require 3 weeks for review & signoff, which means the permit will be ready on or about August 15. This is a critical date, as permits issued after the 18th of August are subject to increased regional development charges, the implication of which is a cost increase to us of over $30,000. Needless to say we will be pushing for permit approval prior to the 18th.

Foundation excavation will commence as soon as the permit is issued, and foundation installation should commence within a week of excavation.

We have also launched our "Raising the Barn" campaign. We are counting on the continued support of our members, members of the public, and the private sector to help us reach our financial goal. In addition to construction updates, we will also use this forum to promote donations and provide updates on the state of the campaign.

Once things get moving, I will post more regular updates, so check back here frequently to keep up with our progress.

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