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Building Update #6


Hey Everyone!

All sorts of things are happening right now as we continue to move towards breaking ground on the MOMENTUM Project!  If you don’t know about the project, just click the rendering to the right and it will take you to our dedicated web page that will give you all sorts of information.

Just over the last week I’ve had three different meetings, and all of them went well:

Meeting #1: The TAC (I have no idea what that means) Meeting with the City of Greenwood to go over all of our dirt work, storm water, sewer, utilities, parking, landscaping, etc…  The meeting went off without a hitch and the next step in the process is to present our plan to the Planning Commission for approval of our LAP (this one I know, Land Alteration Permit), which means that once we get this you’ll start seeing dirt moving all over the place!

Meeting #2: The final Architectural meeting with our architect so that he can put the final touches on our building plans to present to the City.  Once these plans are approved we can apply, simultaneously for our city and state building permits.

Meeting #3: The financial meeting with Jon Huskins who is working on our behalf in talking to several banks about financing our project.  There are a few more hoops to jump through here, but because of your faithful giving to the project and to regular ministry everything is pointing in the right direction, at this point.

So, here are three ways you can be praying based off of these meetings:

#1 – Pray that the City not only grants our LAP but does so with great speed so we can break ground.

#2 – Pray that the hoops we have to go through for the building permit, and the changes that are requested will be minimal.

#3 – Pray that we have competing offers from banks and that the rates will be incredibly low for us.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ve ever been this pumped about seeing dozers, backhoes, and dump trucks!


PS: If anyone knows of someone who is in need of around 8,000 sq yards of dirt, about 30% of which is topsoil, please let us know.  They have to be willing to haul it themselves but our contractor will be more than willing to load up their trucks for them.  If we can’t find someone to take the dirt it could cost us in excess of $50,000 to haul it and dump it!  This would be a great savings for us, so keep your ears open!





One response

  1. Jon Moore

    Dave, the family of companies i work for may be able to assist in the dirt removal opportunity you have. The 70% most likely being clay is obviously the issue in the cost you are referring to because it is literally “dirt cheap”, and hard to dispose of or utilize. The 30% top soil is obviously valuable to anyone. What I would need to know in order to see if we can help or not is the total estimated volume. I noticed you wrote 8000 square yards, I am just use to referring to dirt in cubic yards. So if you would please confirm the total volume I can get started in assisting in this manner. I can not promise anything of course but I will use everything in my power to at minimum reduce the cost to which you think this may incur. I provided my work email address for you to be able to contact me at and I will keep a look out for any response. We have not formally met at church but if there is a good opportunity this Sunday I will at least introduce myself. I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if the church is having any other opportunities like this along the way during this process and I will see what I can do.

    May 14, 2014 at 7:16 pm

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