Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
The following is an account of the minutes taken at the Board of Trustees Meeting held on February 28, 2011 at 6:30 P.M.
The following members were present:
Fred Miller- Chairperson
Johnny Secrest-Vice Chairperson
Debbie Richard-Recording Secretary
Pastor Jim Church
Call to order by Fred Miller-Chairperson. Pastor Jim held a prayer to open the Board of Trustees meeting. Minutes were read. Report from Finance Committee (Johnny Secrest). Cut costs where possible. Examples: cut postage costs by utilizing emails, phone trees, etc. Accept bids on grounds upkeep and on janitorial services to possibly cut costs while maintaining quality services provided by vendors.
v Snow removal contract
Motion from Johnny Secrest to get Tom McLaughlin for snow removal at $35.00 per hour as he seemed to be the most cost effective choice. Motion was seconded and unanimously approved.
v Updating other contracts: landscaping and janitorial. Bruce Loyer made a motion to update contracts the motion was seconded and was unanimously approved.
v Christel Murray is going to work on a cleaning contract.
v Insurance coverage reviewed. A small committee was formed with Pastor Jim, Johnny, Fred, and Bruce to review coverage of insurance.
v No current issues with water drainage problem in courtyard area.
v Ceiling leak in parlor (Johnny Secrest replaced)
v Lights were replaced Bruce Loyer will replace light on 16 with photocell.
v No copper gutters were replaced with aluminum gutters years ago.
v Fred Miller will provide replacement for dogwood tree.
v Gordon Hall cleaned up tree that had fallen and was indeed on church property.
v Work day scheduled for Methodist Men on March 26, 2011
v Eric Williams relinquished maintenance of vans will use Redline possible takeover by Terry Shull
v Bid for old refrigerator by Max Watson. Gordon Hall made a motion. The motion was seconded and was unanimously approved
v Leaking trap in Men’s bathroom – 2nd floor of Educational Building
v Painting of old Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary doors (replace weather stripping)
v Hang the plaque for Church Lay Person of the year. Motion by Elaine Millsaps. Johnny Secrest seconds the motion and was unanimously approved
v Bathroom beside kitchen water was running. Need to get fixed
Board of Trustees Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Next meeting of Board of Trustees scheduled on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.