A couple of unforeseen issues were discovered during the site preparation phase that added additional expense to the project. The good news is that we have been blessed with some additional funding from grants and congregational gifts that have covered that additional expense and allowed us to stay within the approved project budget.
The project is proceeding on schedule! The current schedule (weather permitting) is to have the new addition enclosed by February 8th. The next step after enclosure will be to thaw the ground inside the new addition so the floors can be poured, which will then allow for work on the interior to begin.
The depression on the McConnell Street boulevard will be a “rain garden” pond. Rain gardens are required by the city so that water drainage from roofs directly into the city storm sewer system is slowed during periods of heavy rainfall.
The committee thanks John Sehloff for his work with WEB, ISG, ECS, and VSI to ensure that all of the technology and security needs for the new facility are being addressed.
The committee also thanks Juel Merseth for his expertise and on-site presence as the “go to” person for any questions or requests that WEB has had regarding our current facility and the new construction.