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We received 140 votes by email, mail, and in person at the meeting on Thursday, June 7. Moving forward on the project with a cap at $620,000 passed with an overwhelming 124 votes. Option 2, which includes using $220,000 from our capital fund, borrowing $300,000, and adding a one-time capital assessment of $200 to each membership passed by a narrow margin.

The $200 assessment fee is due by Oct. 31, 2018. Learn how to make your payment.

Background

A membership meeting was held on June 7 at 7 p.m. to vote on moving forward with capital improvement projects to improve the accessibility, safety, and aesthetics of our community house and bathhouse.

On April 11, the DHARA Board also hosted a capital projects informational meeting and open discussion on the planned renovation of the community house and bathrooms. The purpose was to share a readout of our research and provide some initial recommendations — including proposed design plans, estimated costs, and financing options.  Members in attendance provided design and financing feedback and suggestions. Some of that feedback included:

  • Design a separate family bathroom (which allows us to put one less toilet in women’s restroom)
  • Designate space within the women’s bathroom for changing (bench, cubbies, etc)
  • Water spigot in bathrooms for easier cleaning

Based on the member feedback at that meeting, the architectural firm proposed this redesign.

For those who were unable to attend April 11 meeting, you can watch this video of the session.