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    Timeline Activity
    2000 Land purchased by Detroit Telugu Association for a sum of $548,000.  Purchase agreement was signed by Saikumar Lingam, Veeraswamy Channamsetty and Ramachandra Reddy
    October 29, 2007 Articles of Incorporation filed (ID#70236Y) by Saikumar Lingam, Sarada Gullapalli and Rao Guthikonda.
    November 7, 2007 Received Tax ID (26-1347364) from IRS
    November 7, 2007 Organized the first fund raising event under the banner of SV Temple & Cultural Center
    December 17, 2007 Approved the Bylaws of SV Temple & Cultural Center (Saikumar Lingam, Srinivas Koneru, Sarada Gullapalli, Rao Guthikonda and Vaninath Uppalapati)
    December 24, 2007 Detroit Telugu Association transferred land/warranty deed for 1$ valued at 553,558 dollars
    December 2007 & January 2008 Funds transferred from Detroit Telugu Association to SV Temple & Cultural Center (approx. $300,000)
    August 12, 2008

    IRS approval as tax exempt organization 501 C-3

    September 24, 2008

    1st hearing by City of Novi planning council

    October 22, 2008

    2nd hearing by City of Novi

    November 1, 2008

    2nd Fund Raising Event held at St Toma

    November 22, 2008 Hearing by Zoning board of appeal
    March 18, 2009 Applied for wetland permit from DEQ 
    July 21, 2009 DEQ Public Hearing
    July 29, 2009 MSF Inducement application for Private bond inducement for $5.25M approved
    August 10, 2009

    August 10, 2009DEQ storm water discharge approved on 10-6-09 and expires 10-1-2010

    Right of way/ Easement permit application with city

    Soil Erosion and sediment control permit application

    August/September, 2009

    Bids for site work and temple were requested and Oliver/ Hatcher selected by point system as best bid

    September 8, 2009

    Wetland permit issued by the state

    September 28, 2009

    Vijaya Dasami; Bhoomipuja / Ground  breaking / Sankusthapanam

    October 2, 2009 Final site plan approved SP 08-08 effective for 2 years
    October, 2009 Site work started by Oliver Hatcher construction company
    October 26, 2009 Filed Domestic Nonprofit corporation information update
    November 21, 2009 Srinivasa Kalyanam
    December, 2009 Launched new website; coordinmated by Srinivas Koneru
    December 11 – 13, 2009 Balalayam open with Balaprathistapana