Diocesan Council Report for December 17, 2016
By Paul Gratz
The newly elected Diocesan Council met by teleconference on Saturday, December 17, 2016, to deal with some year-end work prior to their January 2017 organizational retreat.
The regular meeting business included the October meeting minutes, the Bishop’s Report, and Financial Reports through November.
At the October meeting, Council had given approval for a Bishop Butterfield Revolving Loan to the Rock Point Board, pending review by the Loan Review Committee, for the purchase of the solar array before the first of the year deadline. It was reported by the Bishop that the Loan Review Committee reviewed the application and approved a six year loan of $165,000 at 3 percent interest. It is anticipated the solar array’s output will assist in the repayment.
To facilitate the organizational work of the newly created Grants and Loans Committee, Council approved the Bishop’s nominations to the Committee. The membership now includes: Tom Eshelman (Chair), Ben Anderson-Ray, Laurie Chiperfield, Nanci Gordon, John Hartman, Steve Smith, Kathryn Wright, as well as The Rev’s – Beth Ann Maier, Todd McKee, and Empy Schneider.
The next meeting of Council is their annual organizational retreat on January 13th and 14th at the Bishop Booth Conference Center.