July 2023 Update

July 5, 2023

Building Committee Report

1.  In order to stay on schedule for a May 1, 2024 move-in date we need to put down a deposit of $200k by the end of August.  Committee does not feel comfortable doing this until we have the entire building shell cost ($500k) secured.  We are exploring temporary locations in the event that this deadline is not met.  Options include:

  • Fencing the Everson site and moving everything there.  Meetings and Trainings would take place at a to-be-determined location.
  • It is possible that the tear-down will be postponed.  In that event we would remain where we are for a few more months
  • Possible short-term lease with the County at an alternative location.  (Note that a viable short-term location has not been found yet.)

2.  Meetings have been scheduled with Sumas, Everson and Nooksack City Councils to request funding.

3.  Meeting has been scheduled with BP to request funding.

4.  A meeting was held with County Council Chair to discuss funding.

5.  We participated in Sumas Days to raise SAR awareness.  Will participate in Everson Days July 8.  Help is needed!

6.  Our biggest need at this point is funding.