In March of this year, the church was notified that we had received a government grant to assist us in making our manse accessible to the faith community and the community at large. The amount received from this program was $100,000.Our commitment was to provide 20% of the funding from our own capital reserves ($25,000). We engaged Alder Creek Renovations to do the work of making the front of the manse accessible and to make accessible the main floor washroom.
Exterior work: The accessible ramp has been completed and the deck on the front porch raised to make an accessible entry at the door. Still need to add railings to the porch - thanks to Neil Sandilands and John Graham for work so far. Downspout is to be altered as well. Garden plantings have begun - thank you Margaret Fleury! Seeding of grass will take place once grading of the yard has been completed.
Interior work: The building permits have been issued. We are making our former laundry and shower area into an accessible washroom and laundry space. Work is scheduled to begin this coming week (Aug.1) starting with demolition of the current laundry and shower stall area. (The toilet and sink on the main floor are to be demolished at the end of this work. As a note, when getting the building permit, the county had no record of this 2pc bathroom!) Our hope is this will be completed before the end of August.
From your MAP committee.
Committee members: Bill Labron, Neil Sandilands, Bruce Shorney, Margaret Fleury, John Graham, Jayne Miller, Lynn McRuer, Don Douglas