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Some exciting thing occurred this last week. On Thursday the Board of the Chief Seattle Council unanimously approved the final building plans for the longhouse. This allows the Supreme Chief of the Fire, Sharron Moulds, to sign contracts with the builders so that actual construction can begin. There were some positive changes to the building that needed to be approved, including an upgraded roofing system.

Power lines have been run up to the site and the hill side has been excavated. Also, the first section of the drainage system was built below the hill.

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Site prep is almost finished. The area for the foundation was cleared and leveled. The architect has staked out the corners of the building and one thing is clear; the new longhouse will be an impressive structure that will serve Scouts and Scouters for years to come! Some of the poles were moved to make room for the building. These will be put back up after construction is finished. Next step is digging for the footings and foundation.

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lh_aug_1_clh_aug_1_bSteady progress has been made. The new wider road was built up to the longhouse and the utility pipes were placed. The final fire hydrant was also placed. The big news is the start of earth moving for the foundation! The plan calls for 10' of the hillside to be moved along with re-grading the site to accommodate the emergency vehicle turnaround and the longer building. Come back for more updates!lh_aug_1_d

Ground work is continuing at the site. The last fire hydrant is in place and the utility trenches are now filled in. Some of the hillside has been moved and the emergency vehicle turnaround is beginning to take shape.

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lhconstruction0001With site prep just days away a solar powered time-lapse camera was installed to look over the site. Unfortunately we were unable, at this time, have a live web feed that we were hoping for. Once the construction is complete we will up load the photos for all to see.