- Meg Wilson
- Joe Sheehan
- Brian Ramsay
- Jess Estridge
- Matt Wilson
Purpose: To determine the options for satisfying Berea Codes requirements.
Process: Engage in discussion to answer the challenges of codes enforcement.
Summary of Codes Notes:
- Upstairs needs structural review and new staircases (at least) before use other than storage.
- Ventilation of at least .5 CFM per sq ft needed for entire space (intake and exhaust).
- Woodworking space needs to be in a 2-hr rated area < 2500 sq feet or fire suppression is required.
- Permits must be pulled and licensed contractors hired for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical changes, not including framing only.
- Floor needs to be leveled in places.
Difficulties this raises
- Expense beyond what the City might be willing to incur
- Time required to ameliorate the issues and pass the inspections
- Our initial startup funds might not be enough.
- Build a fire-rated room in the SE corner of the space.
- Start with no woodworking and add it in later
- Have a small woodworking room in the concrete block room, fire-rate the ceiling and door only.
- MACED will likely sponsor our nonprofit organization and tax exemption process, starting in 2 weeks.
- Our options hinge on what the City is willing to do. We should ask.
Outcome & To-Do
- Meg - Continue work on Member Agreement
- Matt - Follow up with college about donations
- Jess - get some Kre8now expertise
- Continue Wild Apricot application
- Follow up with
- Randy - what is the city involvement?
- City maintenance - get further idea of the expense, city ability
- Kerri - Appraise her of progress and what might need to be done to the building Kerri
- Codes - determine the definition of woodworking space, specific fire rating required
- Communicate progress to prospective members