The Sanctuary Construction Committee finally received a bid from the contractor on Friday, January 20th. Unfortunately, it is $2.7M, substantially higher than the $1.8M we have authorized. Bad news. As was presented at the town hall meeting in January, the principal reasons for the increased bids are inflation and increased requirements from the city.
The Committee has met twice now since receiving the bid, and has asked our architect to propose cuts that would bring us closer to our financial capabilities. Unfortunately, this means further delays. Our next meeting with the architect is Feb. 9. Stay tuned!
Nancy Loughrey is Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church's Board President.