Have you noticed the peeling paint and loose plaster in the front entrance way, also have you noticed the deteriorated bricks at our main entrance? Those are just signs of a much larger problem up in the steeple. At the base of the steeple is a built in copper gutter and unbeknown to us it has been leaking and water has been coming down between the brick wall. There is some significant masonry damage at the base of the steeple due to freezing and thawing. The copper gutter also needs to be replaced and some rotted wood under the gutter. This needs to be done before winter before another freeze-thaw cycle does more damage. We are currently talking with contractors and getting firm bids.
Because this damage is so high up in the air it will be costly to repair. Council has agreed to form a fund raising task force to seek ways to fund this project.
Chair of Trustees