The ECLC congregation met on Sunday, March 8th to receive the reports of the Building Design Committee and the Finance Committee. The congregation then approved the Schematic Design, voting to add the kitchen bump out and the deck, and to increase the total budget to include them.
Vote to approve the design with the kitchen and deck 93 Yes, 6 No
Vote to approve an "all-in" budget 99 Yes, 0 No
These approvals authorized the Council and the Building Design Committee to seek permits and approvals from the City of Edina and the Minnehaha Watershed District and move forward with design development. After these steps construction documents will go out for bid which will then be brought to a future congregational meeting (hopefully by late summer). The vote also authorized the Council of Ministers to seek any necessary increase in construction financing and to appoint a Capital Appeal Leadership Team and hire capital appeal consultants in preparation for our next capital fund appeal.