Speaking of returning to in-person worship at our physical church, there are a couple of quick updates from Don Zimmer and our Property Team.
1. Fire Alarm System
Last month, I reported that we expect over $6000 of work will be required to repair outstanding deficiencies with the Fire Alarm System to the point where we will meet regulations and safety codes.
Based on the latest reports we've received from the electrician, these repairs can, indeed, wait until the 2022 inspection because our Fire Alarm System, despite not meeting code, is presently functional.
However, if the system were to fail before then, the Fire Marshall could shut down the building and not allow us to use it until the repairs are completed.
The inspection by AEDARSA took place on August 24. Unfortunately, they found multiple new deficiencies which legally must be repaired before we may use the lift.
There is only one company willing & able to complete these repairs, and they quoted us approximately $2000 for the job.
If we choose to go through with it, there will also be significant additional fees from AEDARSA for re-inspection.
If we choose not to go through with it, we can leave the lift the way it is - locked out and sealed. Going this route would avoid all future membership and inspection fees, but would be a permanent choice which we need to inform AEDARSA of by February 2022. Obviously, this is a double-edged sword - no lift would mean some members cannot attend.