EDGE Property Committee Update: July 9, 2020

As many of you have seen, there is movement on our site this week. They are stripping the lot and cleaning it up for our neighbours. In about two weeks, the retaining walls will start being built and then the compacting will take place. They have recieved the necessary permits for dewatering and our architect Bob Murphy, is finalizing the drawings for building permits.
The test drilling continues to take time. Our well drilling company has met with Succession onsite and things seem to be okay with both parties. Succession is giving the drilling company the exact locations and then we should see that equipment onsite as well.

EDGE Property Committee Update: June, 2020


EDGE Property Committee Update…  

As we continue working to meet deadlines and goals, the Edge Property Committee is pleased to report that after countless hours, many meetings, and presentations by industry experts, it was decided that we are moving forward with a quiet, low-impact, geothermal system for our new Church building. 

There are many benefits from geothermal including a more efficient use of interior space, savings on future operating costs and importantly, a geothermal system will significantly reduce yearly carbon emissions compared to traditional HVAC systems and that is a move forward that we can take pride in. After all we are planning for the next 100 years!

Test drilling will commence in the not too distant future to confirm the type of system required. Both Stages three and four Archaeological reports have been submitted to the government and we look forward to their acceptance of these reports. We are also continuing to meet with the lawyers from both Amica and Succession to complete final details on our lease with a meeting scheduled for December 16th to hopefully deal with any issues.

We look forward to sharing more updates as things progress.   


EDGE Property Committee Update September 15, 2019

The EDGE Property Committee has created a communication process to keep the congregation in the loop on developments and actions on an ongoing basis. Updates will appear on the website, as well as in the weekly bulletin. As always, please contact one of the EDGE Property Committee members with any questions or concerns − we’re happy to help! 

1. PLANNING – Progress Report  

Site Progress Stage Four Archaeological Excavation

• The Stage Four work has finally been completed by the methodical Archaeologists and the remains that were removed are being properly stored for an Internment currently being planned for a future date

• In total we have exhumed 186 remains. 86 were previously removed from the site in the 1800’s

Bell Canada

• Bell Canada has completed their work and the title has been signed back to the church. This is completely done. 

2. Succession Development Corp

• The EDGE Property Committee has been meeting with Succession and Amica regarding their building plans and how they will effectively integrate with AUC building plans 

3. EDGE Property Committee at Work

• Our committee continues to meet monthly, bi-monthly or weekly as necessary

• We are currently working on an updated Budget and any design revisions necessary to meet our targets

• We have completed a comprehensive review of the Audio/Visual needs with several AV companies to develop plans in 3-tiers for the final choice

• Our architect Bob Murphy has retained his team of structural, mechanical, electrical and acoustical engineers plus an interior design consultant and their work progresses

• When these final drawings are completed another quantity survey will provide detailed estimated costs which Succession (the Construction Company chosen for our church build) will use to get trade quotations and a final cost will be presented to AUC in the form of a CCDC contract for review and approval

• We will be charting our next steps along with projected timelines 

EDGE Committee members: Brian North (chair), Holly Todd Williamson (secretary), John Clement, Doug Gilpin, Crawford Heritage, Pat Innes, Scott Sinclair, Dave Snelgrove, Rev. Andy Comar, Rev. Lorraine Newton-Comar.

Respectfully submitted by Brian North (Chair of EDGE Property Committee)


Missed these Town of Aurora meetings? Click on the links below to view them. New links will be added as they are made public. 

Town of Aurora Public Planning Meeting, March 22, 2017 

Town of Aurora Council Meeting, May 9, 2017 (Decision on AUC Houses)

Town of Aurora Public Planning Meeting, May 24, 2017

Town of Aurora General Committee Meeting, July 4, 2017

Town of Aurora Council Meeting, July 11, 2017 (Approval of development project)

Town of Aurora General Committee Meeting, June 19, 2018

Plans for new Aurora United Church set to take a step forward (The Auroran, June 28, 2018)