Over the years numerous scenarios have been discussed as to how CTK’s parking lot can be rehabilitated. During this time many good ideas were proposed and the Exterior Renovation Task Force (ERTF, formerly known as the Parking Lot Committee) combined these ideas with current building use while looking to the future needs as well.
PARKING LOT EXPRESS UPDATES:
December 2017: ERTF has completed the bidding documents and has forwarded to six contractors for bidding. We have increased the number of ADA stalls, providing a dropoff lane at the main entrance and realigned the entrances. Parking lot lighting will be enhanced with the increased number of light poles with LED fixtures. Bids are due by January 16, 2018. Contractors have been instructed that they may begin work on April 4, 2018. Feedback from the contracting community has been positive and we are expecting very competitive bidding. The congregation will be updated and the Annual Meeting.
October 2017: Parking Lot Express Update Listening Session held at CTK. Click here to view the presentation.
September 2017: A civil drawing showing the proposed parking lot layout was submitted to the City of Delafield on August 28, 2017. We also submitted a proposed parking lot lighting schematic along with a landscape plan which includes a rain garden.These drawings will be reviewed by the City of Delafield Planning Commission on the 27th of September. Our goal is that they will make a recommendation to the Common Council for approval at their meeting on October 2, 2017. There have been a few adjustments to the last drawing presented in early June. There is a possibility that there may be further modifications pending City review. After review/approval by the City, we have scheduled a listening session for feedback and comments by the congregation. The date for the listening session after Church is October 15, 2017.
August 2017: Over last few weeks, the committee has met with the city of Delafield Planning Commission and will be on the September 27, 2017, Planning Commission agenda for approval of the parking lot design. The committee has also been working with surveyors, lighting engineers, and landscape architects to finalize all details of our new parking lot. We will be sending out for bids in September and will be able to announce a timeline for starting the project in early October. We are hopeful to be able to begin construction in 2017 dependent on contractor availability and weather. Property and grounds are currently receiving quotes for the removal of ~13 dead trees on the north end of the property and pruning for safety and to increase the visibility of the church from the street. Arborist’s fees for this work was included in our parking lot express budget and will be taken down this fall, contractor and weather permitting.
July 2017: On July 9 at a called meeting of the congregation, with 103 members in attendance, the members of CTK unanimously approved the following motion: Approve moving forward with Exhibit C for the proposed parking lot, giving authority to the CTK Parking Lot Committee to handle details of the project in an amount not to exceed $365,000. Following the congregational vote, the ERTF met on July 12. Over the next 6 weeks, CTK will be meeting with the City of Delafield Planning Commission and developing Plans & Specifications for bidding purposes. The time frame for moving ahead with the project is dependent on the approval from the City of Delafield which we hope to receive August 30, 2017. Shortly thereafter, we will incorporate any changes and distribute the Plans & Specifications for bidding purposes. The current target for receiving bids from the contractors is September 2017. Contractor workload and long-term weather forecast will determine the start date for the project.
May 2017: A second listening session was held on May 7th to address ideas/questions regarding configuration of the lot, materials, project phasing and associated costs. On May 14th a kickoff meeting was held for the capital campaign to raise funds to pay for rehabilitation of the parking lot. The campaign was short-lived, six-weeks, and SUCCESSFUL! During this time period over $190,000 was raised! This amount, along with our existing funds, puts our current fund at $365,000 allowing us to move forward with a parking lot rehabilitation project without the use of loans or any undesignated memorial funds! The Stewardship Committee organized the capital campaign and Bob Rooney led the charge.
April 2017: On April 16th ERTF posted three configuration options (one being our current layout) along with projected costs (in the sanctuary and on CTK’s website) so that the members of the congregation could gain an understanding of the overall project scope. Feedback at our listening session on April 23rd along with emails that were forwarded to CTKPARK622@gmail.com made it very clear that more information was needed. The ERTF and Executive Committee will continue with project updates using our website, CTK Connections and the bulletin. Please email your questions and or comments to CTKPARK622@gmail.com or a committee member so that they can be addressed.
Committee Members: The ERTF committee members overseeing this project are Kirk Carlson, Mark Ellena, Conrad Ettmayer, Michael Groh and Jerry Spencer. This team reports to the Executive Committee; Sue Ettmayer, President, Carol White, Vice President, Norb Steinback, Treasurer, Leeann Quinlan, Secretary, Toni Palmer, Past President and Pastor Jordan.