B & G Update: March 6, 2016

Buildings and Grounds Update

There has not been a lot of visible change around St. Mark’s buildings lately, but behind-the-scenes work has taken place.  Here is a summary of what has been happening!

  • The paperwork to create a new property line between Hafer House and the church has been signed.  It remains with our surveyor, Neathamer Associates, who will file it with the county after they set the new monuments.  The monuments will be set once the garages that cross the new property line have been removed.
  • Our demolition plan has changed.  Originally all garage space between Hafer House and the middle garage was to be removed.  Now we will retain the space that is entered through the door at the foot of the Hafer House back steps.  This offers storage and an alley-entry garage to an eventual new owner and avoids relocating the electrical panel and ventilation ductwork. 
  • We have received good news that there is no asbestos in any of the garages, which will save time and money in the upcoming demolition.  Hurray!
  • Currently we are obtaining cost information for the demolition.  Hopefully that work will occur in March or early April.  When it is finished, the monuments will be set, the new property line will be filed with the county and we will be able to offer Hafer House for sale.
  • Many thanks to Barry Johnson and Randy Doyal for filling in the wall separating the garage to remain from the garages to be removed.  Also thanks to Barry and Randy for their work on the courtyard fence.
  • Have you noticed the spring flowers popping up in the courtyard?  Thanks be to God for the all the many examples of new life we are blessed to enjoy!


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Today's Events


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Mark's Men invite the parish and guests to our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Hafer House Ballroom!