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Cedar Lane Congregation Votes for Much Needed Renovation

November 14, 2019

Cedar Lane members packed the sanctuary Sunday, Nov 3, for a Congregational Meeting and gave the green light to the Renovation Task Force to move forward with the plan to renovate our building. The vote authorizes a renovation budget of up to $5.3 million, if we raise that much from the Capital Campaign. 

So far, the Capital Campaign has raised $4.6 million in pledges, bequests, and intended bequests. So, there’s much we can already do. Not everyone has pledged yet; as their pledges come in, we will get closer to doing everything on our wish list.

Task Force co-chairs Maryann Dillon and Mary Means gave an in-depth explanation of the architectural design and cost of renovating the lounge and sanctuary, and making our building much more accessible. After the design review, members asked questions, voiced concerns, and thanked the Task Force for the two years of effort that brought us to this moment. Then came the much-awaited vote. The vast majority of attendees gave an enthusiastic “aye.” A few “nays” were voiced, too.

The next step will be for the task force to gather more input from the congregation to finalize the design, then draw up construction contracts, and pull permits. The plan is to break ground a year from now.

Read the eNews, look for eBlasts, and check the Cedar Lane Facebook page for updates as the renovation unfolds.