Ruritan Community Center starts site prepartion for new building
The Leitersburg Ruritan Community Center will feature a full size gymnasium two meeting rooms, a kitchen and restrooms. The goal of the community center is to give the community a place for recreation, sports, meetings, family gatherings, and other functions that require a large indoor space. The project is being completed in 3 phases.
Phase 1 was started in the Spring of 2018 The first phase consists of the concept plan for the building, architectural drawings, civil engineering of the site plans, construction drawings, permitting, and preparing the site by removing the existing bath rooms, relocating trees and leveling of the site. Phase 1 is underway and our goal is to have it completed by Feb of 2020
4/17/2018 Site meeting with architects, engineers to discuss concept.
8/26/2019 Civil Engineering plans by Frederick Seibert & Associates Completed and approved
9/1/2019 Construction drawings with mechanical and structural engineers started
12/4/2019 State approved NPDES permit
12/5/2019 D.L. George & Sons Excavation hired to do mass grading
12/10/2019 Demolition permit for existing restrooms approved
12/10/2019 Mass Grading permit for site work approved
12/11/2019 Existing restrooms removed
12/12/2019 Silt sock installed, top soil removed, drilling of rock started
12/26/2019 Rock blasted
1/22/2020 site preparation complete
Phase 2 is the hiring of a general contractor, construction of the exterior of the building, completion of the restrooms, meeting rooms, water, sewer and mechanical systems. Parking lot and storm water management areas. Phase 2 will start once the construction bids for the building are complete and we have sufficient funds to complete it. Our goal is to have phase 2 completed by the fall of 2020.
12/6/2019 Construction drawings reviewed with Bruchey Feight Morin Architects
12/20/2019 Bid invitations for building
1/9/2020 Preconstruction meeting
1/24/2020 Building Permit applied for
1/28/2020 Bid review meeting
Phase 3 will be the completion of the gymnasium flooring, sports equipment, and kitchen equipment. The goal is to have phase 3 completed by the Winter of 2020.
When completed the community center will be available for youth and adult groups, families and businesses to use for their sporting activities, meetings, and other activities. A online reservation system will be set up to help facilitate the use of the building.
The Community Center fundraising efforts have reached the $450,000 out of the estimated $1.2 million dollar goal for the new community center. The funding is a combination of proceeds saved from the Leitersburg Haunted House and Peach Festival. along with new fundraising activities including quarter auctions and bonanza's. The funding includes grants, private donations, and business donations. We are continuing our fundraising looking for additional donations, naming opportunities for parts of the building, in kind donations from contractors and grant opportunities.
Delaplaine Foundation – The Delaplaine Foundation is a private family philanthropic organization that was established to help enrich the lives of community members and perpetuate the outstanding quality of life enjoyed in Frederick and the surrounding area.
The Delaplaine Foundation has generously supported the building of the Community Center
The Nora Roberts Foundation – The primary focus of The Nora Roberts Foundation is to support literacy. Additional areas of focus are: children’s programs, arts organizations, and humanitarian efforts, with local organizations being its priority.
The Nora Roberts Foundation has generously supported the building of the Community Center
New Direction Utilities Inc The Scott Family and New Direction have been huge supporters of the Ruritan and its efforts to construct the new community center, donating equipment and man power to help remove the old building and prepare the site for the new center
Washington County Government – Washington County Government has generously supported our effort to build the Leitersburg Ruritan Community Center
Washington County Gaming Commssion – Washington County gaming commission has generously supported our effort to build the Leitersburg Ruritan Community Center
John R Jr & Anna L Hershey Family Foundation – This foundation serves the needs of Washington County and has generously supported our effort to build the Leitersburg Ruritan Community Center
We need your help to make the community center possible. Please consider making a donation to our 501c3 organization.
Our first permits approved
The community center will be located between the pavilion and the old school house so the existing restrooms had to be removed
A big thank you to the Scott Family and New Direction Plumbing for removing the block walls for us
In a few minutes the old building was gone and we were ready to start preparing the site.
D.L. Georges equipment start preparing the site for the rock removal
The new building will be the same level as the existing pavilion, the rock ridge will be removed for the new building
The rock ledge is gone and site is level and ready for new building