Construction Updates

November 16th, 2020 Update

Roofing progresses from removing old shingles, laying new plywood sheathing, rigid insulation, another layer of plywood, and a substrate for the new shingles. The entire building including the locker rooms will have new shingles in this Phase 1 (the funded project).

The open porch is converted to a sunny library began with new footings and a new concrete slab, and now has been framed with large windows across the front and on the side, as well as three wide passages into the Founders Room.

Many of the old white columns are preserved and reused, including as supports for the new covered entry access to the Legends Pavilion and the Founders Room, and the corridor access to the flex room and bathrooms, and inside the Library.

A new drainage / leach field is installed in the lawn area between the pool pump house and the pool. Care is being taken to preserve the honor brick circle and the stone medallion.



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October 25th, 2020 Update

Framing the new flex room and entry to the bathrooms is done, and before you know, the roof and walls take shape. When finished, the roof will extend for a covered walkway access to the flex room and corridor to bathrooms. Folding glass doors on two sides of the Legends Pavilion are framed, and repair to the founders room roof is underway.

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September 25, 2020 Update

Matt Testa made an early morning run to haul away the last of the old playground, making ready for the site to be prepared for the CERT storage building and small site office. New footings are dug and poured for the new walls of the flex room. Architect Jessica Fairchild meets on site with General Contractor Jim Schalich, Schalich job superintendent Paul,  and Steve Knox, volunteer site manager for the SHCF. Here, they are discussing plans for the floor of the corridor in front of the flex room. The future flex room is in the background. Footings have been poured for the new library window wall and rebar is ready for the concrete pour.

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Demolition in Progress September 4

Steve Knox and Mac Binh took down the loquat tree and offer small logs for any who can imagine a clear, cold evening for a cozy fire. Steve and Reinhard Ludke have finished taking out the redwood paneling for use in the new building.

Interior demolition by Schalich Brothers Construction began September 2, the day after our Building Permit was picked up. By end of day Friday most sheetrock was down and you can see almost the length of the main building along the north side, the lighting soffits and old fireplace mantel are gone in the Founders Room. Steve Knox is often on site, and you will spy him on a scaffold removing upper reaches of paneling.

Exterior flat roof will come down next. Meanwhile, Reinhard Ludke and Mac Binh worked Friday to begin dismantling the old play structure. Our architect Jessica Fairchild conferred with Jim Schalich about plans for the restored fireplace.

The construction site is for authorized personnel only, but if you would like to see more on a weekend, get your boots and hard hat ready and let us know.















August 1, 2020

With a signed contract with Schalich Brothers Construction, Inc., the full scale renovation waits only for the final building permit. Check out the condition of the old clubhouse after haz mat removal including parts of the roof and the flooring, careful dismantling of the kitchen cabinets for use by others, and patient removal of the interior paneling. and the glass shelved trophy case in the corridor to the locker rooms.

The large stainless steel refrigerator will be reused and so will the paneling, which turned out to be redwood. Current plans are to use the redwood on the Legends Pavilion ceiling and as an accent above the fireplace. The Founders Room ceiling tiles will be removed (they are not asbestos), the underlying boards painted and the grand old beams preserved. The floor will be burnished, polished concrete in the main rooms. Much thanks to the management and determination of Steve Knox, with lots of help from Reinhard Ludke, and steady help just when needed from Jeff Schneider, and Matt Testa.
Steve has also completed replacement of the rear sewer lateral, correction of snack bar drainage, and earlier in the year, building a safe access to the pool for use during construction.

Watch the video below!