Vestry Actions, July 2017

07.13.17 | Vestry Actions | by Pam Goddard

    A summary of actions taken by the Vestry at the July meeting.

    St. Paul's Vestry met at 4 PM on Thursday, July 13, 2017.


    BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: Luke Thornewill
    Tower Update: A motion to approve signing the contract with Florentine Renaissance Masonry was voted on and unanimously approved.


    TREASURER'S REPORT: Frank Robinson

    YTD, ordinary income: total ordinary income lagged the budget by $13,000 and trailed 2016 by $2,000 (notwithstanding the $10,000 higher prepayments in 2016 (recognized in 2017) vs 2015 (recognized in 2016)), total ordinary expenses were $9,000 less than budgeted but over $10,000 more than 2016, and net ordinary income was <$10,000> vs <$1,500> budgeted and $5,830 for 2016.

    Dual Macintyre, Craig Hunter (our bookkeeper), and I will be meeting with our outside, independent accountant on the morning of the same day as our Vestry meeting.

    Our current bylaws prescribe only a 7-day notice of the July 23 special meeting of the congregation (as opposed to 14 days for the Annual Meeting). Contingent on your approval to proceed with a vote by the congregation on the 23rd, I will post a warrant giving notice of the meeting on or before July 16 and include notice in the blast for July 14 and 21 and the bulletins for July 16 and 23. The bulletins would also include a memorandum describing the principal changes to the bylaws that would be effected if those attending the meeting support the changes.


    The Executive Committee endorses accommodating NIANA (Nantucket Island Area Narcotics Anonymous) to make St. Paul's a player, small albeit, in the fight against opioid addiction. A motion to allow this group to use our facilities was voted on and unanimously approved.


    St. Paul's Fair Thank You!!!!!!!!


    RECTOR'S TIME: John Beach

    Bylaw Discussion, re: changing the size of the Vestry: Dual considers issue to be one of management, not structure/size. Current size facilitates leadership, diversity, and sharing of workload. Frank points out voting to change the bi-law allows, but does not obligate, the size to be changed. The option to remove this portion of the bylaw and approve the remaining provisions provides a plausible solution. Following discussion, it was moved that the proposed revision of the bylaws of St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket as presented and approved at the meeting of the Vestry on June 8, 2017, as amended at this July 13, 2017 meeting of the Vestry to provide in Section 3.2 that the Vestry shall include 12 Vestry persons in addition to the four Officers, is hereby approved in substantially the form so presented and so amended, with such further minor changes, if any, as may be approved by the Rector and both Wardens as necessary in order to obtain the approvals of the Congregation and the Standing Committee and Bishop of the Diocese.


    The meeting opened and closed with reflections by Scott Widmeyer.