This year, Buildings and Grounds deided to take a proactive approach to building maintenance. The Vestry supported the idea that it’s time to put much needed infrastructure maintenance into the Church budget and act on key issues before they become critical.
Buildings and grounds began improvements with relocating the pre-school shed and providing much needed screening for the trash receptacles. This greatly improved our appearance to the well-traveled route 82 side of our property.
The Communications Committee worked to place a new sign on rt. 82. Much needed thanks to Al Rundle who personally rehabbed the existing sign which we moved to the front of the Church.
We partially patched and resurfaced the church parking lot giving it a much needed facelift as well as a few more years of life. We will continue with patching and resurfacing so as to avoid a large capital project to repave the lot completely.
Inside, we realized that our former balcony railing no longer met the code for safety. So, we had the railing redone to meet the modern code of 42" for any railing height. We also added a new closet in the St. Elizabeth’s room to separate the freezer from the rest of the space. Susan Pigniola led the effort to clean out the youth room as well as the rest of the student rooms. She also restarted the use of dehumidifiers in those rooms to maintain better air quality.
At the PCOC we modified the back patio to allow water to shed away from basement.
In the future, the Vestry anticipates that Capital projects will include be painting the metal roof on the sanctuary, painting the large Red Cross on our Church, and thePCOC will need more modern windows and exterior rehabilitation.
We owe many thanks to the volunteers who have provided cleanup, pickup and weeding on our grounds this year. This is a huge task and has many facets that need continual effort. Thank You.
We also would like to thank the kitchen committee who's stewardship of the kitchen is much needed and welcomed.
Buildings and grounds.