Pastoral Council Minutes – 16 Mar 2021
Present: Father Wathier, Jeff Keen, Donna McNulty
Zoom: Ruth Schluter, Elaine Lawler, Jennifer Seich, Trent Lockard, Scott Danner
Finance Council Meeting – Mar 16, 2021
Attendees: Joe Barber, Steve Phyfe, Becky Willson, Scott Danner, Fr Doug Wathier. Also present: Dixie Jacobs
Scott led prayer.
Monthly Financials: Offertory is below year-to-date budget based on seasonal giving. However, there have been less seasonal fluctuations (higher in Dec, lower in spring-fall) due to more gifts being received through online giving options. Giving has been consistent. The first PPP forgiven loan $54,000 will help us end the fiscal year on or slightly above budget. The second PPP $54,000 will be forgiven in 8 or 24 weeks (two timelines offered to those who applied), so it could be forgiven and declared as income this fiscal year (8wks) or next fiscal year (24wks). Joe made a motion to accept the financials as presented; Steve seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Update Roof Vent & North Automatic Door: The vent is on Young Construction’s schedule for this spring. The automatic door opener is in stock, so Iowa Glass will install on their next trip to Waverly.
Building & Grounds Budget Items 2021/22: Annual parking lot crack fill $3800, annual weed control $800, and replacement of 2 furnaces (#5, #7) $8,000. The building & grounds committee recommended replacing 2 residential furnaces each year until all 7 are replaced. They have a useful life of about 15 years. This will be included in the draft budget, and a decision will be made at the April finance meeting on these budget items.
Budgeting – Staff Salaries: The Archdiocese waived the priest COLA raise and the finance council waived the parish staff raises last fiscal year due to the pandemic’s economic impact. The Archdiocese is combining last year and this year’s COLA increase to the priests’ package for 2021/22. Discussion was held on staff salaries but was tabled until the April budget discussion.
New Staff Position: A full-time staff position for young adult and middle/high school faith formation with emphasis on creating programming for 18-35yr old parishioners. Discussion on responsibilities and salary package was held. Steve made a motion to offer this position. Becky W seconded the motion; the motion passed unanimously.
New Finance Members: We will begin to contact potential new finance members to fill Kelly F and Scott Danner’s positions ending June 2021. Steve is considering a second term.
Meeting adjourned. Next meeting Apr 20. Agenda – 2021/22 budget including personnel and Building & Grounds projects, monthly financials, potential finance council members, update roof vent and auto-door, Phase 2 update, NCYC update.