Dear Members and Friends,
As most of you are aware we were involved in a dispute with a contractor regarding repairs to the Summer Kitchen. When he refused to acknowledge that we had problems and would not talk with us the contractor filed with District Court for the total amount he billed us. It was very evident that the concrete pad he installed was directing storm water into the Summer Kitchen and the new support pole was causing the overhang between the Creeger House and the Summer Kitchen to pull away from the Summer Kitchen.Since we were aware we would need to fix these problems, The Board of Directors decided to file “A Notice of Appeal”. Also this was Grant Funded “taxpayer’s money” so this seemed to be the ethical thing to do. Yes we did incur expenses but ultimately his bill was reduced. Total billed was $9,000 which the Judge reduced to $4,270 to be paid to the contractor.
Back at square one now as we get estimates to fix the Summer Kitchen. The remaining funds will definitely not cover the repairs which need to be done. Asking for your help. Renew your membership and hopefully add something to help with our expenses and the repairs needed to save this historical structure.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this matter.
President, Board of Directors
Thurmont Historical Society