June 11 Update
With the congregation’s approval to install a Fire Detection/Alarm System throughout our building steps have begun to make this a reality. Contracts have been signed with Core Facility Solutions to have New Vision provide the system. The cost of the contract is $358,501. The next step in the process will be the purchase of all of the “parts and smarts” for the system as well as the hardware which includes conduit and wiring. These items for the entire project are being purchased up front to protect us from rising costs. Recently contractors have seen 20% to 30% increases in hard costs per year. Trinity’s Capital Campaign Committee has also began behind the scenes work to build a campaign to fund the work. Any donations to the current campaign or the Fire Detection/Alarm System can be dropped in the offering plate or mailed to Trinity with a note in the memo line “Fire Suppression Campaign.”
April 18, 2023 Meeting
They reviewed the discussion with the City Fire Marshal and Building Official and made recommendations which were forwarded to church Council. Council approved those recommendations including scheduling a congregational meeting to vote on the installation of a Fire Detection/Alarm System.
April 3, 2023 Meeting
The Task Force invited church council and property committee to meet with Fire Marshall Owen Fitzsimmons and City Building Official Brady Bloskowsy. Discussion was had pertaining to existing code requirements, building occupancies, annual fire inspections, as well as, current status of Trinity and recommendations on moving forward.
March 14, 2023 Meeting
• shared that our current system does automatically contact a call center if an alarm is tripped.
• directed Core Facilities Solutions to get line item break-downs of the system costs.
• invited the city fire marshal to a third meeting with the committee and to invite the city building official as well to clarify
code and safety issues.
• are seeking information from our insurance carrier about our current coverage.
Next meeting will depend on city official availability.
Fire Detection/Alarm Task Force Members:
Kyle Gebhardt, Colleen Peterson, Wanda Benz, Mike Horan, Dan Welsh, Lee Herberg and Pastor Mark Narum