- October/November 2012 –
Received notification that our home of 23 years was being placed on the market.
ACAFB Board of Directors chose to look for a new home.
- Cost to upgrade existing
building for accessibility, etc., was prohibitive.
- November 2012 – consider
- November 2012 – discuss
requirements for a particular site with municipality… board subsequently signs
offer of intent to purchase.
- December 2012/January 2013 – share
need with community groups and formed fundraising committee to investigate
grants… anonymous donor offers funds for lot.
- May 2013 - Engineering firm
selected to design new facility
- August 2013 – Municipality and
Engineers inform Directors of need for minor variance for parking spaces and
- January 2014 – Final variance
application completed and submitted
- March-April 2014 – Discussions with
Engineers, Municipality and County.
- May 2014 – Formal presentation
to County Council showing adjusted plans. . County approval to proceed was
- June 2014 – Municipal approval
of variance application achieved.
- July-November 2014 – completing
surveys and locates for site plan approval.
- December 2014 – notification of
requirement to complete mechanical design (HVAC) to submit with site plan
- Jan- Feb 2015 - quotes from mechanical
designing and kitchen designer.
- April 2015 – submit final site
- May 2015 – planning committee
review of our site plan application indicating issues to address including
confirmation of building placement; fire connections; garbage storage; storm
drainage; landscaping details; outside lighting details; signage re: business,
handicapped parking and traffic flow; roof design clarification; fire
protection measures; electrical and gas utility service details; water/sewer
connections and parking space issues.
- August 2015 – planning
committee review update indicating fire connections were determined no longer
– food bank required
to arrange fire hydrant flow testing as part of fire protection measures
- October 2015 – Advised by
municipality to review hydrant flow results as part of fire protection measures
- November 2015 – municipality hosted
meeting with Hydro One, food bank, municipal and county officials to discuss
concerns with electrical service hook up.
– Food bank
contracted engineer to determine electrical needs in preparation for the
meeting in November, submitted completed forms to Hydro One in March 2016 and
received an estimate from Hydro One in April 2016
- December 2015 – Submitted 2nd
site plan application
- February 2016 – Municipal
review in consultation with county of 2nd application indicating
further landscaping clarification; width and placement of handicapped parking
- March/April 2016 – All issues
were resolved/clarified except for parking lot. Discussions with municipality
and county regarding this issue resulted in a need to further reduce the size
of the proposed receiving warehouse.