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.
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.
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.
A sincere thank you to everyone who has donated to this fund and to the Stewardship Committee and Bob Rooney!
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.
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.
July 2017: 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.
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 is 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.
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.