For more information please call Kit Burton at (530) 701-2639 or Kathleen Smith at (916) 838-2757.
The 2018, structural engineering design resulted in construction plans to repair deficiencies in the bell tower. Because this bell tower project is beyond the scope of what can be accomplished by our available volunteers, SCRFI has embarked on a fund-raising plan to raise necessary funds to hire a contractor who is capable to complete the work.
SCRFI has estimated that the cost of this project is between $100k and $200k. The wide range of cost is because options involving replacing or using a prefabricated copula are unknown and are yet to be determined.
is the next goal for the Smartsville Church Restoration Fund, Inc. In the past several years we have constructed a new reinforced concrete foundation for the bell tower and we have constructed a new front porch and steps with beautiful Victorian hand railing. However beautiful this work may be, portions of the bell tower are open to weather and protection of the front of the building is urgently needed.
To determine the most appropriate and cost-effective method of making the structural repairs we enlisted the services of a Registered Structural Engineer who has prepared plans and specifications for the necessary work.
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Because of the way the bell tower was originally constructed and because portions of it have been open to the weather, there are some areas containing damaged wood that may need to be either repaired or replaced. These structural repairs must be made before any other part of our new project can be accomplished.