Kitchen (5x5 pantry, Dishwasher, stove, double oven, warming drawer). What is the justification for such a huge kitchen with a pantry and cooking appliances, including a double oven? Is this a breakroom for staff, or are there plans to cook and prepare large meals for meetings or gatherings?
Other than this being a genuinely nice to have item for the staff, what other taxpayer-funded organization did you find that provided this type of facility for staff? What additional items are required by the fire code to have these cooking appliances?
Break room – (22X22). There is a justification for a 22 x 22 break room, but why is there a need for a 22 x 19 kitchen with a full complement of appliances? Another nice to have item for the employees, but is it really necessary?
The kitchen is primarily a space for employees to prepare and cook meals, something many employees do daily. It's important to us that our employees can prepare healthy meals. Many of our employees bring meal materials and store them at our office throughout the week.
A pantry will provide them with the space to keep such food and cooking materials.
From time to time, we have company celebrations/meetings, which can include prepared, pot-luck meals or food deliveries. We find this type of event great for company morale and team building, something very important to us as a business.
The kitchen can also be used to service events in the board room. The kitchen appliances provide the options for a user to perform various food options to suit the particular event's size and needs.
While the kitchen and board room's primary purpose is, as stated above, Green Valley is a good community citizen and plans to allow other organizations to use the space if it is available. Terms, conditions, and fees associated with such use have not been established.
Green Valley is not a taxpayer-funded organization, and in fact, we are prohibited by state law from collecting taxes.
The entire facility, including the kitchen, will meet existing building and fire codes.