Summary of the Board of Trustees monthly meeting October 19, 2021
All Board members were present for the meeting, along with several members of the congregation.
The consent agenda was voted on and approved.
Project Coordinator Dan Nichols provided an update on the renovation process. Construction is progressing. The East Terrace demolition is complete. The new footings have been poured, the decking supply is taking longer than expected to come in but will not impact the timeline. On the interior, all utilities, wiring and conduits are proceeding. The framing of the entrance to the sanctuary, old closet, exit corridor are all complete. The framing for the video screens (steel beams) is beginning.
A discussion on funding the Sanctuary completion began with a review of the document summarizing the October 3 forum. Sixty-seven members attended the forum. The Board voted to take $52,000 from the Church Reserve to cover the basic needs of the renovation. The “Home Team” that led the Building Campaign will be asked to design a low-pressure request for donations from the congregation to support the remaining costs of Sanctuary completion, and the Board set a date of December 12th for a Special Congregational Meeting to vote on funding the remaining balance from the Endowment or other sources.
The Board reviewed an annual planning calendar developed by Administrator Mandy Skalski to use as a ‘tickler file’ and made modifications to best suit their needs. This will be constantly updated as the year progresses.
The Board approved an HVAC maintenance agreement developed by Project Manager, Greg Newcomer. The purpose of the agreement is to assure continuing preventive maintenance and any upgrades that will help our systems last as long as possible.
The Board accepted the resignation of Al Migdal from the Board of Trustees and his role as 2nd Vice President. LDNC presented Ed Fox as their nominee to fill the open Board position for the duration of the term. The Board voted to appoint Ed Fox to the open Board position and then elected him as 2nd Vice President.
The Board appointed Lee Phillips, Christine Denario, and Bill Skinner as Treasurer, Secretary, and Legal Counsel, respectively.
Discussion about Board recognition took place with a decision on what groups or individuals to recognize in the coming months.
Once approved at the November meeting, the October meeting minutes will be posted to the Minutes section of the website.