At its regular monthly meeting on July 11, your Board welcomed two new members—Vice President Elliot Good and Trustee Susan Bateman—and addressed the following issues:
- Reviewed three Requests for Board Action from the Building Committee and unanimously approved:
o Use of $100,000 in available funds from the Future Building Fund for the Construction Drawing phase of the building project.
o A line-item budget that projects in more detail how the $3,950,000 budget approved by the congregation will be spent
o Policies that (1) rename the Future Building Acquisition Fund (it is now the Future Building Fund) and (2) specify responsibilities for approval of contracts, agreements, and construction change orders; for payment of invoices associated with the building project; and for moving funds provided by the anonymous donor from the Longmont Community Fund to the Future Building Fund.
- Discussed the vacant Trustee position and agreed to ask the Leadership Development Committee to identify suitable candidates as soon as possible
- Approved the minutes of the June Board Meeting and (at a special meeting on July 15) accepted the Treasurer’s year-end financial reports, which contained much positive information
The Board also received a report on the early activities of the newly-created Executive Committee, which consists of two members from each BVUUF elected body, and members were assigned to serve as Liaisons to those groups that report to the Board. During a discussion of its own internal procedures, the Board agreed to continue its discussion of the Board Covenant in August after a couple of items have been refined/clarified. Several procedures for streamlining and shortening meetings will be tried, including assigning a member to serve as a “process observer” at each meeting.