Update from the Board of Trustees
The Board held its postponed August meeting this week and will continue the meeting next week, September 22, during our regularly scheduled September meeting time.
We voted to approve an IT infrastructure upgrade proposal which will revamp the IT wiring throughout the church buildings to enhance access and reliability and increase functionality. Thanks to Dave Dussinger and Alan Jacobs for spearheading volunteer efforts to maintain our IT, security, and communications systems in the church.
The Board also approved three proposals from our Financial Advisory Committee (John Snyder, Evelyn Pendleton and Jonas Kauffman) regarding excess funds in our Operating Fund balance. Due to lower expenses partly because of the pandemic-necessitated building shutdown and increased one-time revenues, the balance has grown to $180,000, much more than needed to maintain adequate cash flow in the church finances. Therefore the Board moved $20,000 to Operating Reserves, $64,000 to Capital Reserves and set aside $30,000 for membership development.
Discussion began on policies and procedures around church programming and events while we try to live well with COVID. This will be the focus of our agenda at next week’s (9/22) meeting. Congregants are urged to take a look at recent UUA guidance on gathering in-person at the following website: www.uua.org/pandemics/gathering-guidance.