Trustees Meeting January 2016
Treasurer Ernie Rogers presented the final 2015 budget report, which showed the totals for Revenue Sources as 103.2% to budget and Expenses at 101.1%. The report was remarkable showing an almost balanced year end budget reflecting excellent budget planning at the start of the year and excellent financial management throughout the year.
The proposed 2016 Budget as approved by the Cabinet was reviewed. The addition to income revenues of $10,000 from possible fund raising activities was noted as this would allow for less draw down on income from the Endowment funds to balance the budget. Also income from pledges was adjusted to reflect meeting the pre-budget goal of increasing pledges by 3% to approximately $215,000. The proposed budget will be voted on by the congregation at the Annual meeting.
Steve Downs reported that he has installed an uninterrupted power source (UPS) unit to protect the new carillon computer from any future lightning strikes. The renovations to the church kitchen will begin in February and take two months to complete. He reviewed what the renovations will encompass which include new Corian countertops, new sink, new stove and gas line, painting, new flooring and new refrigerators. He also reported that all work on the Emmaus House has been completed and the residents returned during December.
Shirley Smith has completed two terms on the Board so this was her last meeting. Gratitude was expressed for her years of service. Appreciation was also expressed for the outstanding work that Steve Downs and his committee does in caring for the church's property. It is a big job and they do it extremely well.