“Breaking Down Barriers”
Our campaign ambitiously aims to raise $2.1 million to provide accessibility for everyone, to ensure our future, and to be welcoming to all. We have several projects that we hope to complete with these funds. For greater detail about the phases of our campaign and our progress thus far, please see pages 30-32 of the St. Luke’s 2016 annual report, which can be viewed by clicking here.
As part of the protocol to move forward on any of the outlined projects, we must provide public access to all documentation. The page will regularly be updated with proposals, protocols, and other public materials.
Capital Campaign Update #7
On May 15, 2018, the Vestry authorized the Capital Campaign Committee to issue an expedited Request for Proposals (RFP) for repair of the roof above the old organ pipe shaft room which will be the new Sacristy and Flower Guild room. This was necessitated by identification of water/moisture damage indicative of ongoing leaking in the roof. The Committee issued an RFP (2018-6.0) on May 16 and four (4) valid bids were received. However, the bidders each proposed differing repair solutions. The Committee therefore issued a modified RFP (2018-6.1) further specifying the repair solution that is to be undertaken. Three (3) valid bids were received in response to the modified RFP. Upon evaluation, the Committee recommended the retention of Stoddart Assocs. Inc. to undertake the necessary repairs, with a contract price of $12,600. The Vestry approved the recommendation.
Capital Campaign Update #6
Having received six valid bids in response to the parish’s RFP for the bridge/connector project, on February 20 the Vestry approved the Capital Campaign Committee’s recommendation to retain Stoddart Associates of Caldwell as the contractor for this project, authorizing an expenditure of up to $450,000 plus permitting fees. Work is expected to start after Easter.
Capital Campaign Update #3 – Architectural Plans – Contract Awarded to Sionas Architecture P.C.
In October of last year, the Capital Campaign Steering Committee released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the preparation of architectural plans for the bridge/connector and the elevator projects. Four firms responded and the Committee met on February 12 to review and score these proposals, recommending the retention of Sionas Architecture P.C. On February 21, the Vestry approved this recommendation, and authorized the expenditure of up to $102,000 from Capital Campaign funds for these purposes.
Capital Campaign Update #2 – Phase 1 of Roof Repairs – Contract Awarded to Alpine Roofing
On October 3, the Capital Campaign Steering Committee issued an RFP for the first of four phases of Roof Repairs (the North Transept/Chapel area roof). (Subsequent RFPs for the other three phases will begin being issued after the winter.) Three valid bids were received and on October 23, the Committee evaluated the bids and forwarded its recommendation to the Vestry. On October 30, the Vestry approved the recommendation to retain Alpine Roofing. The base amount of the bid is $32,300. The Committee also recommended, and the Vestry approved, an extended warranty option for an addition approximately $545. Because we do not know the condition of the wood roof beneath the slate tiles, there is a contingency to effect any necessary replacement. Therefore, the Vestry approved an expenditure up to $36,000 for Phase 1 of the Roof Repairs Project. Work is expected to be completed before the winter.
For questions, please reach out to our Breaking Down Barriers Steering team Co-Chairs. Thank you!
Breaking Down Barrier’s Steering & Volunteer Team
Tom Cochran, Campaign Co-Chair – 973-545-2108
Sue Villarosa, Campaign Co-Chair – 973-652-6790
Stuart Christie | Tom Cochran | Gordon Frey | John Ginocchio
Will Hobbie | Timothy Mannion | Harry Mayo | Andy McBride | John Mennell
Anne Mockridge | Stuart Perry | Greta Peterman | John Raposa | Jinni Rock-Bailey | Sue Villarosa