Mr hards, etc, The budget voted on that was chosen is $58,000. Of plans 3 and 4 , essentially the same, there were 41 of 85 votes tallied (25+16). The budget was never $12k. As far as raising funds to build something new, we are trying to get everyone to contribute, whatever they can. There are no Hollywood elites, and there is no Taj Majal, only a new structure with posts, beams, walls, roof and new slab as needed. If someone wants to donate $10,000 they can get a lifetime membership and also a tax write off. Looking forward to building something that will meet the needs of CSS, our pilots and free flight community into the future.
PS – to answer the technical question about solar, we need to produce enough kilowatt hours to run 2 -12,000 A/C-heat units for about 2/3 of the year. 12 amps startup and 1+ amps running amps. 20 to 30 solar panels at 420w each will produce about 18,000 kilowatt hours per year. Any excess or shortfall will be sent or taken from the grid.