Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN
Parish Council Meeting Summary, meeting of April 2, 2019
Minutes prepared by Amber Ford, summary by Daniel Yoder

Attendees: Aaron, Amber, Brent, Daniel, Deborah, Gregg, Rusty, Spencer
Absent: none
Clergy attending: Joy

Financial Report:

  • after special payments mortgage now stands at $116,300
  • year-to-date tithes are about 18% over budget and expenditures are 26% under budget. Tithes are deceptively high because of special early-year giving, and expenditures don’t yet reflect previous spending commitments made but not paid yet.

Updates from previous meeting

  • Joy is planning childcare training, including MinistrySafe training / checks
  • albs have been ordered, most have arrived, and remainder should be here by Easter
  • commitment to paint sanctuary (?$7000)
    • Gregg will contact RE Sparks to schedule a time in early June
      • include removal of balcony closet and associated drywall work
    • Amber and Rachel will determine color/s
    • Aaron will be here to open building, etc.
  • commitment to re-do main bathrooms (?$10000)
    • Gregg will contact RE Sparks to schedule a time in early June
    • Amber to select and purchase items we must supply
    • Aaron will be here to open building, etc.
  • decisions will be made on moving forward with carpet (?$5000) and hardwood floors (?$10000) after earlier things are scheduled
  • other scheduled minor work
    • bulletin board for posting of Special Giving Opportunities, work tasks, and other notices, ASAP, Daniel
    • replacement lighting in Upper Room, ASAP, Daniel
    • flooding alert options and re-plumbing, ASAP, Daniel
    • painting lower meeting room, summer, Daniel
    • install quarter-round in sanctuary, after hardwood flooring is done, Daniel

Facilities Planning:

  • will try again to have mowing crews during the summer
    • remove some of the burden from Aaron and Daniel

Holy Week:

  • will have Feaster after the Easter service

Next meeting 7:30 pm Tuesday May 7 in the upper meeting room.

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