Taking stock.

The steeple work is done. On November 5, the repaired urns were restored to their places on the steeple, completing phase two of the project. Over the coming winter, we hope to see the shutters removed and painted. Then the project wraps up with some masonry work. Once any outstanding bills are received, we'll solicit new bids and discover just what that final phase will include. Because we will not make the two-year project deadline, we have applied to LCHIP for a six-month extension, which is not an uncommon thing for historic preservation projects. Fortunately, in this case we are taking the extra time in order to plan the final phase and secure the best available local contractors; we are not responding to some unforeseen difficulty. Let's hope it stays that way!

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