From the Directors
The Directors outlined a five-year plan proposal in the July Beacon. Since the article
appeared the Directors received a number of suggestions, including a suggestion that we
put the proposal in the Beacon again. One comment was that we air condition the
Sanctuary, perhaps with a split ductless system. Another comment was that we should
design the vestibule and parking for review by the congregation in 2015. Finally, it was
suggested that we have a capital campaign to raise money for the parking and the vestibule
and put the income from the parsonage rental into the operating fund.
Again, the five-year proposal to grow the membership by making the Church more
welcoming and increase the parking is:
The directors developed a plan to meet the needs of the Church as outlined at the March
Church Council meeting. On June 7, the plan was presented to the Church Council.
The director’s proposal as modified by the Church Council on June 7 is outlined below.
| ITEM|| YEAR|| ESTIMATED COST|
Remove bushes, stumps and arborvitae
Remove stonewall in front of church
and replace with granite curbstones
| 2014|| $10,000|
Design and permit new parking
| 2015|| $10,000|
Paint front of OBC
| 2016|| $8,000|
| Design, redo vestibule|| 2017|| $20,000|
| New Parking|| 2018|| $50,000-$100,000+|
For each year we rent the Parsonage we save approximately $9,000 in repairs, oil,
electricity, cable and water. These savings should be reflected in our annual budget.
We suggest that we place the Parsonage income into a “Parking Capital Fund” and not into
the Church operating funds. If we rent the Parsonage for 5 years, the accumulated parking
Capital Fund could be approximately $100,000.
For your consideration and discussion,