Parking Lot - Expansion Sub Committee
from November 5, 2014 Meeting
attendance: Mike Ferguson, Jamie Graves, Gaylen Heaberlin, & Don Hiatt.
Our discussion included concerns about more than
1 vehicle being driven to church by numerous families. This was the case during
the recent Soup Supper and Bazaar. We wondered if or how many people may have
arrived and not being able to find a parking spot, would have then left without
partaking of the event.
A general consensus was that the drawings
provided by Bob Johnston were a very common sense approach to expanding the
parking lot. This plan would add about 30 additional parking spaces.
A major concern is the Septic System. Paving
over the system appears to be a problem, even if a tile riser with a
Man-hole-cover were in place. Jamie will look into getting Polk County records
for lateral locations.
The Electric Pole is a concern. Since the pole
is currently deteriorating, this may be an opportunity to replace and possibly
move if it is in the way of expansion.
look into the number of required handi-cap spots. Since we have an older
congregation, we may need more than what is required.
Signs such as “Additional Parking” with an “Arrow”
pointing to the East side of the Church and another at that East side parking
saying “Rear Entrance” with an “Arrow” pointing to the sidewalk going
to the rear of the Church would be appropriate. These signs are needed even now
before any expansion. Thus people coming that are not familiar with our
facility could park to the East without walking all the way around the front of
the Church. Hopefully Handi-cap folks would park in front at the Hand-cap spots
and not have to deal with the steps at the back entrance.
The committee wondered if there was someone in
the congregation that could do the grading for the additional parking, thus
saving quite a lot of the cost. Even if we rented the equipment for the
We plan to invite Bob Johnston to our next
meeting to answer questions.