- Written by Fred Hartmeister Fred Hartmeister
- Created: July 15 2019 July 15 2019
The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM. Pastor Nettleton opened with a prayer and devotional centered on a reading from John 14. The minutes for the May 14, 2019 Council meeting were approved as written. Pastor Nettleton reported that May attendance was typical. Blake Bohlender, Emily Nettleton and Micah Robertson were confirmed in May. Pastor also noted the passing of Russ Hunter and Nikki True during the past month. The May 31 Balance Sheet was discussed with emphasis on overall expenses being in line with the projected budget. The preschool year ended well and enrollment numbers for the fall appear robust. Installation of the boiler is the next big expense.
- Elderberries: June highlighted plans for the upcoming Colorado Rockies game scheduled for August 14.
- Trustees: Grant mentioned soliciting an estimate for a restroom renovation project and his discussion with Ron Young regarding finding a contractor for an exterior drainage project estimate. Landscaping along the new garden area was also discussed in addition to the need to complete some exterior painting in certain areas during the next budget year.
Parish Administrator’s Report
- Tom and Grant provided an update on the expected demolition of the existing boiler. Dale added that Eric will provide timetable notifications as particular replacement activities are staged. Tom also discussed securing new carpet and having it installed in Kandy’s office while all of the furniture is removed as part of the boiler project.
- The primary discussion topic centered on the Congregational Restructuring initiative. Dale opened the floor for a wide-ranging discussion that included focusing on “next steps” and having Pastor, Dale and Jim meet with the current boards that are expected to be most impacted. Pastor recirculated a copy of the proposed “Future State” configuration that was presented to the Congregation at the April Voter’s meeting. There was concurrence that the next two major steps involve Council approval of the “Future State” followed by each new Board’s “job description”/set of responsibilities. Jim moved that the “Future State” configuration be adopted. June seconded the motion. The vote to approve was favorable with one abstention. Pastor and Dale agreed that they will schedule meetings with the Children’s Ministry, Fellowship and Worship Boards during the next month, and Jim agreed that he would meet with the Human Needs board. Each new board will be expected to consider either continuing with or modifying the “function” statements in the current Congregational bylaws. The target date for submitting the restructuring initiative to the Congregation as a whole remains the regularly-scheduled November 2019 Voters meeting.
- The only new business dealt with scheduling related to the July and August Council meetings. It was agreed that Council will meet in July at which time it will be determined whether the August meeting may be cancelled with ordinary business being conducted by email as necessary.
The meeting concluded at 7:47 pm with Pastor leading the Council in the Lord’s Prayer.
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.