Updates on Committee Approvals, etc

Greetings everyone,

 

As a member of our Building Team, I would like to try to use this forum to keep you better updated on our progress as we work to purchase the land on Rt 67.

 

I want to start with just giving you an idea of where we are in the process of getting approvals.  

In April and May, we went through the Inlands/Wetlands Commission of Roxbury to get approval to have the parsonage driveway built over the wetlands on the property. Having gotten approval for that in June, the next step is going before the Zoning Commission of Roxbury. Since the land is not zoned for residential use, a special zoning permit is required.  Last Monday, the Zoning Commission approved our application for the special permit, which means it needs to go to a public hearing at a zoning meeting. This will take place in September, because time is needed to get approval from a few other areas. Should we get approval on that date, we will work on finalizing the purchase of the land within 60 days.

 

Funding

I also wanted to update you on where we stand with funds.

This entire process has cost us $26, 937.50 to date.  This includes:

-$20,000.00 down payment for the land.

-$2,000.00 down payment to our architect, with $5,050.00 as the balance to be paid later.

-$750.00 for the soil inspection.

-$1,237.50 for legal fees, with continued payment being necessary as we move through this process.

-$150.00 for the application to Inlands/Wetlands.

-$2,800 for a site plan, which is required for all applications.

 

All of these payments have been made using the Caleb fund, which now has just a few thousand dollars in it.

 

I will continue to update you via this blog with updates and prayer requests as we move forward.  Please pray for approval from the DOT, from the community at the public hearing and for details about financing.  

We still desparately need volunteers to help work through the financing details as well as volunteers to work on large scale fundraisers. We have not gotten any volunteers yet.

Please let any member of the Building Team know if you are interested. Also, feel free to discuss any of these details with us!

-Cynthia