We've got good news, the new animal shelter building "shell" is almost completed. LCG Pence will have completed the building shell, parking lot and minor landscaping by the end of June. Newberg Animal Shelter Friends (NASF) are excited to start constructing the dog kennel areas. Kennel areas must be totally finished before animals can be brought to the building. We can't continue to pound nails and run noisy equipment and cause trauma to the animals, so all of the heavy construction must be finished. There will be 16 dog kennels and a separate room for cat cages and also a cat play area.The laundry and food prep rooms are part of the central kennel area, so there is much to do. NASF will be finishing the interior with materials and labor that are donated or discounted and we're also seeking grants, where available. Thank you for your donations and support for this project. A few pictures are attached to show the building progress. You can see the rolling doors to the kennels, to give the dogs sunlight and outdoor area. We are using Clackamas Dog Services kennel construction plans as our role model. The new shelter is located on Sandoz Road, off Wynooski Road, which is off Hwy 219. Drive by and take a look when you're in the area. Progress has been made thanks to you!!!!
Much has happened since our last report. Even though we’ve had winter weather (snow, rain and wind), the construction effort if moving forward. DP Plumbing has installed the under-the-floor heat for the kennels and the drain system for the new shelter. The base of the building is now ready for the concrete. The next step will be preparing the foundation for the manufactured steel building. The construction costs are running in the red about $20k. We will be looking for ways to make-up for those costs.
NASF and Newberg Animal Control have toured other local and county shelters to determine the best construction for our Newberg kennels. This is the area of the building we’ll concentrate on first. All efforts will be made to complete the kennel areas so the animals can be moved as soon as possible to their new home. We will be looking for material and labor donations to finish the interior.
We expect the steel building to be delivered within the next few weeks. Pictures will be available on Facebook and in our on-line newsletter, Flea-mail. Please sign-up for our on-line newsletter at our website (the event page) to get the latest project news.
Building permits were filed immediately after the Newberg City Council approved a resolution to contribute to phase one of the construction project, to build the 'core' of the new animal shelter. The permits are expected to be finalized by December 15th and the construction can begin whenever the weather permits. The completed 'core' of the building will include the walls, roof, concrete floors and basic plumbing and electrical needs. This will allow Newberg Animal Shelter Friends the opportunity to construct the kennels, complete the heating, cooling and medical examine rooms from donations of materials, labor, grants and donations, in order to complete the building in additional phases.
The new shelter will be built in phases and the first phase is the 'core'. The 2nd phase will be the dog and cat kennels inorder to move them from the old to the new shelter, where they'll be more comfortable and more volunteers can work.
We're hoping construction can begin during the winter months. The old shelter's roof is patched with blue tarps and hopefully will hold-up through the winter.
Thanks for your continuing support for this project, we are moving forward as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your past donations and support!
On September 19, 2011, Newberg Animal Shelter Friends will be meeting with the Newberg City Council. A proposal is on the agenda to move forward with the lastest bare-bones design by LCG Pence Construction Co. We have worked with LCG Pence and the city to reduce the size and cost as much as possible. The Newberg City Manager now has a proposal to fund the gap between the amount NASF has raised and the cost of the building. We hope all parties in this process will be satisfied and in agreement with the outcome. NASF will continue to do fund raising to complete the kennel and office areas.....as well as purchasing medical equipment.
We are hoping to move from 'design' to 'first phase of construction' soon.
We will keep you informed.Thank you!
To reduce the cost of the new animal shelter design, LCG Pence and NASF reviewed all the suggested design modifications and made decisions to what changes made sense. We want to reduce the cost and not compromise on quality if possible. We are building the core of the building and office space and any spaces outside the kennel area will be considered for future expansion and development. LCG Pence has delivered a new GMP (guaranteed maximum price) list and the City of Newberg and Newberg Animal Shelter Friends will be meeting on Jun 21st to review and make additional design adjustments prior to attending the Newberg City Council Meeting on July 5th. It is expected the council will make a decision at this meeting whether or not the city can afford to assist NASF with the cost of this new shelter. It's important to deliver a good plan to the City Council because this opportunity does not come around very often. We've been working with the City of Newberg for 4 or 5 years adjusting design and looking for the appropriate property selection. Over these years the economy has influenced our building plans. Thanks for your continued support and following our project.
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