Weekly Fire Updates - Nagel Campus

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No additional updates at this time. We continue to work diligently, meeting regularly with our insurance carrier. Please watch for more progress in the coming weeks.

This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all you do to keep our organization moving forward!

Current Status: Belfor, our restoration contractor, resumed work. They are restoring heat to the Warehouse and offices to prevent pipes from freezing in the colder temperatures. Next, Belfor will remove the remaining portions of the Warehouse that were damaged by the fire and/or smoke, and then begin cleaning the building and contents. We are focused on completing the work in the Warehouse first, and then will move on to the offices in Buildings 1 & 2. There is still no clear timeline for this work, but we are trying to expedite our return to Nagel. We will continue to keep you informed of our progress.  

Some good news at last! The insurance carrier has given us approval to begin the next portion of work to restore the Nagel Center. Belfor, our restoration contractor, will resume work this week. Step one is to restore heat to the Warehouse and prevent pipes freezing in the colder temperatures we are experiencing. Next, Belfor will remove the remaining portions of the Warehouse and offices that were damaged by the fire and/or smoke, and then begin cleaning the buildings and contents to prepare them for our return. The timeline for this work is not yet clear, but we will keep you informed of our progress.  

 

THANK YOU for keeping us moving forward.

October 10, 2022: The insurance carrier continues its review of our contractor’s cost proposal for the next approved phase of work. We will receive a status report on this from the carrier at our weekly meeting tomorrow morning. Hopefully, we will be able to resume work shortly.

We are also waiting for the insurance carrier to respond to some specific questions we posed about our insurance coverage and how the carrier will calculate our losses due to the fire. This is a complicated process involving valuing the inventory of merchandise that was damaged or destroyed in the fire, financial analysis of our actual monthly sales since the fire compared to our projections of what those sales would have been if the fire had not occurred, and additional expenses we have incurred as we attempt to keep our businesses running as efficiently as possible. The insurance carrier’s forensic accountant has been conducting this analysis with Kim Thomas, our Chief Financial Officer, and should have submitted his report to the carrier late last week. Again, we should get an updated status on that at our meeting tomorrow. We are awaiting the opportunity to review and respond to the accountant’s findings and recommendations.

 

We will continue to keep you informed about the restoration of the Nagel Center.  

 

As always, THANK YOU for helping us through this challenging time for Idaho Youth Ranch.

 

October 17, 2022: We continue to be in a holding pattern. The insurance carrier is now reviewing and/or we are awaiting a response or information about the following items:

  • Belfor’s (our restoration contractor) cost proposal for the next phase of work. The insurance company has agreed to the work to be accomplished but is still reviewing the estimated cost of that work.
  • Belfor’s detailed invoice for the work performed mobilizing their crew and assisting the fire department immediately following the fire.
  • Belfor’s detailed invoice for the work performed removing the debris and damaged inventory.
  • Specific questions we posed about our insurance coverage and how the carrier will calculate our losses and additional expenses due to the fire.
  • The report from the insurance company’s forensic accountant on our business losses.
  • The report from the insurance company’s building consultant and engineer on projected costs of rebuilding the portions of the Nagel complex that were destroyed by the fire.
  • A request from our insurance broker for the insurance company’s formal determination on specific issues regarding our insurance coverage.

We will continue to keep you informed about our progress in restoring and reoccupying the Nagel Center.  

THANK YOU for continuing your work serving our clients and customers.

 

October 24, 2022: We have made no real progress since last week. The insurance carrier continues to review certain items we have submitted to them for approval. They are also formulating responses to questions we have posed regarding our coverage. On Monday, we had a meeting with members of the leadership of the insurance company and we were able to voice our concerns regarding the lack of progress. We are hopeful that meeting will result in some significant movement very soon.

We will continue to keep you informed about our progress in restoring and reoccupying the Nagel Center.  

THANK YOU for hanging in there.

 

October 31, 2022There have been no substantial changes this week. Please stay tuned, as we are committed to maintaining transparency in this process.

THANK YOU for your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging process.

September 5, 2022

 

We had a productive meeting with the insurance company, its consultants, and Belfor (our restoration contractor) on Thursday 9/1. We agreed on the next portion of work to be completed by Belfor.

This work includes:

  • Removal of all burned, charred, or disfigured material (including the collapsed structure on the east side of the yard and the east wall of the warehouse)
  • Cleaning the surfaces of the ceiling, walls, and floor of the warehouse
  • Replacing the ceiling tiles in buildings 1, 2, and 3
  • Replacing the carpeting in buildings 2 and 3
  • Thorough cleaning of all surfaces below the drop ceilings in buildings 1, 2, and 3
  • Cleaning of the business personal property in the warehouse, outlet, and buildings 1, 2, and 3
  • Cleaning and servicing all the HVAC systems and ducts

This work can’t begin until Belfor obtains a demolition permit from the City of Boise and provides to us (and the insurance company) a detailed cost proposal. We anticipate work will resume by September 19.

 

In the meantime, working with St. Alphonsus, we have arranged for temporary office space for our displaced Nagel team members. We are working out the details of our move into those workspaces, including obtaining phone and internet services. We will let you know the plan for moving affected team members as soon as we have the details ironed out. We are also considering additional warehouse space to store and protect accumulated donated inventory when the weather turns.

 

We will continue to share any new information with you as we know it.

 

Once again, THANK YOU for helping us through this extremely unfortunate situation and for continuing to provide outstanding services to those in the community who rely on us.

 

September 12, 2022

Current Status: No change from last week’s update. We are awaiting Belfor’s (our restoration contractor) proposal for the next phase of work.

This work includes:

  • Removal of all burned, charred, or disfigured material (including the collapsed structure on the east side of the yard and the east wall of the warehouse)
  • Cleaning the surfaces of the ceiling, walls, and floor of the warehouse
  • Replacing the ceiling tiles in buildings 1, 2, and 3
  • Replacing the carpeting in buildings 2 and 3
  • Thorough cleaning of all surfaces below the drop ceilings in buildings 1 and 2
  • Cleaning of the business personal property in the warehouse, outlet, and buildings 1 and 2
  • Cleaning and servicing all the HVAC systems and ducts

This work won’t begin until Belfor submits its cost proposal and obtains a demolition permit from the City of Boise. We anticipate work will resume by September 19.

 

Many staff members who have been displaced from the Nagel Center are moving into the temporary office space provided under an agreement with St. Alphonsus. It will be good to have our team members together in a central location.

 

We will continue to keep you informed about restoration of the Nagel Center.  

 

THANK YOU for your patience and persistence in performing our mission despite the challenges we continue to experience.

 

September 20, 2022

 

Current Status: No change from last week’s update. We are still awaiting Belfor’s (our restoration contractor) cost proposal for the next approved phase of work.

Belfor has been impacted by COVID affecting some of their key team members.

Most staff members who were displaced from the Nagel Center have moved into our temporary office space at
8757 W. Emerald St.

We will continue to keep you informed about restoration of the Nagel Center.  

 

THANK YOU for your patience and persistence in performing our mission despite the challenges we continue to experience.

 

September 27, 2022

 

Current Status: No change from last week’s update. We are still awaiting Belfor’s (our restoration contractor) cost proposal for the next approved phase of work.

Belfor has been impacted by COVID affecting some of their key team members.

 

Most staff members who were displaced from the Nagel Center have moved into our temporary office space at
8757 W. Emerald St.

 

We will continue to keep you informed about restoration of the Nagel Center.  

 

THANK YOU for your patience and persistence in performing our mission despite the challenges we continue to experience.

August 16, 2022

This was a productive week in the clean-up of the Nagel site. Belfor, our restoration vendor, is about 4 days ahead of their original projected schedule and plan to complete the initial scope of work by the end of the day on Thursday, August 18.

Clearing of donated inventory from the Warehouse, Outlet, and Donation Drop-off Area:
  • The distribution area of the warehouse is now 100% cleared of donated items. 
  • Clearing of the Outlet section of the warehouse is about 75% complete. 
  • Clearing of the Donation Drop-Off section of the warehouse is about 60% complete.
Building 3 (Accounting Area):
  • Initial cleanup work complete
  • Need to restore electrical power and power up the rooftop air-conditioning unit.
  • Proposal for the power/AC work submitted to insurance company for review.
Exterior:
  • Belfor is making good progress clearing the fire debris from the east side of the warehouse, disposing of nearly 200 tons of material at the dump.
  • Remaining debris has been removed from Phillipi Street, the temporary fence has been relocated, and Phillipi Street is now officially open. The county has been notified. 
  • Belfor has begun cleanup of the stormwater drainage system on and around the Nagel Center to comply with a directive we received from the City of Boise.

Personal Items: We have scheduled opportunities for staff in Buildings 1 and 2 to remove their personal possessions from their work areas this week (8/15 - 8/19). Click here for suggestions from Belfor on how to handle and clean your personal property. Remember to make a list of any of your belongings that you believe were damaged or destroyed by the fire or resulting smoke. Please include a description of the item(s), the nature of the damage, and the approximate value of the item and send that list to Rick Alis at ralis@youthranch.org. If possible, please remove and keep the item in case we need it to substantiate our insurance claim.

 

Next Steps:

  1. Belfor’s initial clean-up work should be completed this Thursday. We expect the insurance company’s consultant will return to Nagel ASAP to determine the scope of the remaining clean-up and restoration work.
  2. We have received a proposal from Belfor to complete the cleaning of Building 1 (the Development area), and Rick Alis is seeking confirmation from the insurance company that we can complete that work, allowing staff to return to that area.

Updates: We will continue to provide weekly updates on our progress on the Employee Portal.

 

August 23, 2022

Another productive week in the clean-up of the Nagel site. Belfor has completed their initial scope of work.

All donated inventory has been cleared from the Warehouse, Outlet, eCommerce, and the Donation Drop-off Area. These areas have been swept of remaining debris.


Building 3 (Accounting Area):

  • Final wipe-down of all horizontal surfaces completed.
  • Furnishings returned to offices.
  • Power and air-conditioning have been restored.
  • Area is ready to reoccupy.
  • Fire debris from east side of the warehouse and the yard has been removed (over 640 tons and over 3,100 cubic yards of material transferred to the dump).
  • Cleanup of the stormwater drainage system on and around the Nagel Center has been completed as directed by the City of Boise.

Personal Items: All Nagel staff should now have had an opportunity to remove their personal possessions from their work areas at Nagel. We have provided suggestions on how to safely handle and clean that personal property.

If you have not had the chance to remove your property, please contact Rick Alis to make arrangements to do so. Remember to make a list of any of your belongings you believe were damaged or destroyed by the fire or smoke. Please include a description of the item(s), the nature of the damage, and the approximate value of the item.  Send your list to: ralis@youthranch.org.

Next Steps: Representatives from the insurance company were on site at Nagel Monday morning (8/22) to inspect the structures and work areas affected by the fire. We hope to have an agreed-to scope of the remaining clean-up and restoration work so that work can begin ASAP.

Updates: We will continue to be provide weekly updates on our progress on the Employee Portal.

August 30, 2022

  • Belfor completed its initial scope of work. All debris and damaged inventory has been removed from the Nagel Center.
  • Representatives from the insurance company were on site at Nagel all day Monday, 8/22.
    • They inspected the structures and work areas affected by the fire.
    • They need additional time to compile the information they collected and want some additional information from Belfor.
    • It is unlikely this process will be complete, allowing us to resume the remaining clean-up and restoration work, until around September 9.
    • We meet weekly with the insurance company and its representatives and will continue to press for an expeditious return to the Nagel Center.
  • In the meantime, we are looking at additional temporary office and warehouse space to allow our teams to work more efficiently until the Nagel Center is available again.
  • We will share any new information with you as the situation becomes clearer.

 

THANK YOU to every member of the Idaho Youth Ranch Team for your patience, persistence, and incredible effort to get the job done under very challenging circumstances!