Author: FirstUniversalist

July 2020

On June 25th, there was a Zoom status-report call (set up by Peter Marren) with all the key people on our project.  At the meeting, the group reviewed the status of the architectural drawings, the various permits that are in process or to be applied for, and … read more.

June 2020

It is rumored that the Town of Southold offices/Building Department will reopen on June 15th.  (We do not know when our turn will come, after that?)  But, as I wrote in the Building Team Annual Meeting Report, if all goes as planned (and all the needed documents/reports are completed, … read more.

May 2020

Town of Southold Building Dept.:  All construction is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.  We have not been told when building will begin again.

Here are a few of the small, and not-so-small, important things Peter Marren is conferring on:

Stacy Paetzel is working directly with Town … read more.

April 2020

We are moving toward completion of the final aspects of the Construction Documents. 

Getting in touch with people has slowed down, due to circumstances of the COVID-19 virus.  Nevertheless, Peter Marren and his team are working hard – on our behalf.

We will keep everyone posted on … read more.

March 2020

Peter Marren met with Mike Verity (Chief Building Inspector, Town of Southold Building Department).  Peter was told we must make the basement space (of the Parish Hall building) usable (people) space, not just storage space.  That change necessitated adding a wheel-chair-accessible elevator in the lobby (between the PH … read more.

February 2020

Now… the Construction Documents are in the final stages of completion.

Next… our Contractor, Eugene Burger, will send the CDs to the sub-contractors for costs.  The Board will decide our top priorities – what we want, what we need, and what we can afford to build. 

Meanwhile… the Fundraising Committee has … read more.

January 2020

We are moving along…

Technical information:  architect, engineers and builder are focusing on integrating the building “systems” now – mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, etc. – to incorporate into the CDs (construction documents).  Meetings with key people.

We will keep you updated.

Irene Stewart, Chair     

August 2019

You remember the song from Sesame Street, “It’s not Easy Being Green”! This past week put our gardens to the test.

Potted plants need to be watered daily when it is hot. I have a dozen tomato plants in large pots on my patio. … read more.

November 2019

The Board did not hire a Construction Manager, so our architect Peter Marren has taken on much of the work of connecting the necessary people: Condon (Civil/Structural), Burger (Builder), Kolb (Mechanical), Paetzel (Landscape Designer), etc.

Geothermal was a suggestion from our builder, Eugene Burger. … read more.