- Written by Tracy Young Tracy Young
- Created: 15 November 2015 15 November 2015
The November Council meeting was held on November 10. After Board reports were given, the Council reviewed the proposed budget in preparation for the Congregational meeting. The list of nominees were presented to Council for review. The Memorial Garden and the Wendt estate were also discussed. Noble Energy has not been forthcoming with information on amount of the royalties held in escrow, and will not be until we finalize our legal proceedings. The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
The congregation gathered for a meeting on November 15 after the worship service. The meeting began with reports from the liaisons and chairs of the church’s boards.
Elections followed. The terms of Wil Shimoda (Vice President), Tracy Young (Secretary), Pat Prill, Jeff Wolf and Chris Powers will be up at the end of the year. In addition, Sam Gardner was appointed by Council to take a vacated position mid-year, and that appointment expires at the end of the year. Bruce Bachman was elected Vice President. Sam Gardner was elected Secretary. June Donaldson, Eric Gardner, Joel Sanford and Zach Stephens were elected to the four open Council positions. They will join Ron Young (President), Nancy Behm (Treasurer), Sharon Gibbons, Sue Gardner, Tim Maxwell, Jo Fredin and RoxAnn Karkhoff-Schweizer.
The congregation approved a $411,760 budget for 2016.
Ross Shaw shared information about the various accounts of the Foundation. Ron Young gave an update on the Wendt estate and the church’s mineral interest in Weld County.
The Memorial Garden committee brought a report to the congregation and asked for approval to continue their process by putting together build plans and obtaining bids. They will return to the congregation for approval of the project when they have a completed plan and a cost estimate. The committee presented a conceptual drawing to give the attendees a sense of what the Memorial Garden would look like. It would be built on the north side of the church between the playground fence and the main entrance (in front of the old entrance to the church that is now primarily used for the Food and Clothing Bank).
The thirteen members of the Church Council are the “Board of Directors” of the congregation, tasked with general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws.