Summary Minutes for Board Meeting February 23, 2021

Board meetings are public; every member is invited to attend.

Attending: Steve Hill, Chris Stovall, David Stoutamire, Polly Ragusa, Tovis Page, Graham Abra, Rob Davis, Rev. Brian Ferguson. 

Started at 6:30 pm.  Brian provided opening words and we had a check in.  

Accept the consent agenda – Steve motioned, David seconded.  Passed unanimously.  

Admin Committee Report: Rev Brian reviewed the administration committee report.   It was decided that hiring a building supervisor to support the AIW program in the summer was overkill.  Will have the normal UUFRC office staff add extra hours to support the AIW work. Additional janitorial services for the building will be added during the AIW program.  

Financial report: Graham reviewed the latest Finance Committee report with the board.  There were no significant changes from last month’s report.  The finance committee added $10k to the building reserve fund.   A gift of $200 worth of plants were given to the grounds committee.   Still waiting on news of the status of our PPP loan forgiveness.  Rob moved to accept the latest finance report.  Polly seconded.  Passed unanimously.  

Strategic Plan Task Force: The board discussed the need to form a new Strategic plan task force owned by the Board.  It should have at least one facilitator and members from as many sub-communities/committees as possible within the congregation (limited to 6 to 7 members) as possible.   The goal is to have the congregation’s strategic objects defined within a couple months.  Polly agreed to coordinate the formation of this committee.   

Video Proposal: The board decided that a new committee should be formed to review the video/streaming requirements of the fellowship.  The new committee will be under the program council in order for the program council to coordinate with all the interested parties in the fellowship.  

Covid Task Force: Polly relayed that the committee did not meet this month due to no pressing matters to discuss.  The future meetings will review the requirements to open the sanctuary for in-person events. 

Program Council:  Tovis reviewed the latest work by the program council.  The current annual report requires a significant amount of work and isn’t very clear.  It would be very helpful for Jan to create a saved specified format for the annual report.   

Our next meeting will be Tuesday March 30th at 6:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Rob Davis, Recording Secretary