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Board Report - March/April 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wednesdays, March 20, 2016 and April 16, 2016

Your Board met at its regularly scheduled times of March 20 and April 16, as well as a special meeting on April 18 that focused on governance and staffing changes.

Our church has an allocation of eight delegates to General Assembly in Columbus this June. The following seven members have volunteered to go: Louse Jencik, John B. Hooper, Gail Pesyna, Kathy Parker, Ward Kelsey, Claus Makowka and Ebe Emmons. This leaves one slot still available.

Interim RE Director Steven Mead briefed the Board on plans to find a settled RE Director. This will begin with a Town Hall meeting where the search process will be explained to all who are interested. The goal is to select a new DRE by late May of 2017, with that person to start work in August.

With the guidance of our UUA consultant Rev. David Pyle, the Board is planning to propose governance changes, as was explained at the Congregational Meeting on December 13. We are also planning church and ministry self-assessments this Fall as described in the April Chalice.

Progress continues on plans for a geothermal heat pump system that will heat and cool the Sanctuary more efficiently than conventional systems. We received bids in early March of $568,000 and $684,000. Because we received only two bids and they are so different, we are soliciting re-bids from four companies. The goal is to have a new system in place in October.

The Board agreed to meet on May 4 to further discuss recommendations regarding staffing and governance. The next regular Board meeting will be on May 18. Other major upcoming events include the Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 22 at 4:00 PM and a Board retreat on either June 11 or June 18.

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Mitchell – or

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