Monday, July 16, 2018

Building Committee Re-Organization


Your Building Committee (BC) is hard at work as we begin the transition to move out of the building.  As a result, we've re-organized the BC to be more efficient so that we are sure to get all the work done.

In addition to our responsibilities to the BC, each of us serves on one or more of these sub-committees.


Speaking of transition, please be advised that both Thoreau and Barnum are being used for storage and packing.  You won't be able to have committee meetings in either of these rooms during the transition.

Thanks for your understanding.





Saturday, June 2, 2018

Congregational Vote: Yes! + Two Generous Gifts!

A Congregational Meeting was held at the Fellowship on Saturday, June 2, 2018. 

At this meeting, the following motion was made:

BVUUF shall proceed with the construction phase of the building project.  The budget shall not exceed $3.95 million, which includes a construction loan that converts to a long term loan.  Effective July 1, 2021, related loan payments will become part of the BVUUF annual operating budget.

A vote was taken and it passed unanimously!  There were no "nays" or "abstentions".

Additional good news:  Both our contractor, Faurot Construction and our architectural firm, Barrett Studios, have made substantial monetary gifts to our building project.  We appreciate their generous support.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Board & Building Committee Recommend a Motion

Motion:
Wednesday night, May 23rd, the Board passed the following motion to proceed with the building project:
The Board and the Building Committee recommend that the Congregation approve the following motion:
BVUUF shall proceed with the construction phase of the building project.  The budget shall not exceed $3.95 million, which includes a construction loan that converts to a long term loan.  Effective July 1, 2021, related loan payments will become part of the BVUUF annual operating budget.
 
Information Sessions:

Please consider attending one of the Information Sessions on the Building Project Budget and the 2018-19 Operating Budget:


1. Sunday, May 27 right after the single10 am service 

2. Wednesday, May 30 at 10am

3. Wednesday, May 30 at 7pm 

All Info Sessions will be held in the sanctuary

Annual Congregational Meeting

Please do everything in your power to be present at the Annual Congregational Meeting when we make a major decision regarding the building project, Saturday, June 2nd - 5pm - 8pm in the sanctuary. 
 
Remote participation by Zoom for travelers is available.  See Connections Weekly for more information.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

City Council Approves Both Site Plan and Special Use Review!

Several members of the Building Committee and the Board attended last night's (May 15th) City Council Meeting and Public Hearing for the Special Use Review and Site Plan/Architectural Review of the Fellowship's major renovation project.

Rich, our architect, did an excellent job of presenting an overview of the entire project.

Rev. Lydia commented on the city's value of striving to be a connected community with the values inherent in the Fellowship's vision.

Kevin spoke about his family's search for a liberal and welcoming congregation and found it in the Fellowship, but noticed early on that we're lacking in space.

David spoke to the importance of maintaining good communication with our neighbors during construction.  His presentation (David's Speech to City Council) is listed in the menu on the right side of this page entitled Important Sites to Visit.
After much discussion, the City Council voted and  
BOTH PROPOSALS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY! 
We cheered!