AUGUST 30, 2004



St. Peter’s Pastoral Council met on Monday, August 30, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. in the Education Building.  Charlie Walker called the meeting to order. Those present were Cecilia Livingston, Ann Geiger, Raymond Liberto, Frankie Fortier, Charlie Walker, Ben Logan and Father Brock. 


The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the plans regarding the new parish hall.  Ben Logan reviewed the plans with the Council.  No major changes needed to be made to the existing plan except the following:


·         Handicap access


Other issues discussed regarding the new parish hall are as follows:


·         Maintenance of new parish hall. 

·         The need for more storage.

·         The need to build a fence at a later date once parish hall is completed.


In the plans for the new parish hall, an area was designated with a space for an office.  Father Brock suggested that the area labeled “office” be designated to the Knights of Columbus.


The next step towards getting our parish hall built will be a meeting with the Bishop.  Items needed for this meeting are the plans and the finances of the church.  If the Bishop approves these items, then a formal set of plans will need to be drawn and given to the Bishop’s architect for his review.  Once approved, we will be able to borrow the money necessary to get started on our building.  An approximate cost for the new parish hall is $200,000. This is a rough estimate.


Another area of discussion regarded maintenance for the Education Building.  Frankie Fortier received a quote from Service Master for maintaining this building.  The quote was $655 that included stripping and refinishing the floor with three coats of wax.  To maintain the floors after the initial cleaning would cost the Church $82 and would include spray buffing the tile floors.  This would be on an as needed basis.  It was suggested to get other quotes.  No decision was made at this time.


A discussion was held regarding the upkeep of the CAB.  Father gave permission to give the bathrooms a face lift and to clean out and throw away all items that would not be of use.  It was suggested that a dumpster be obtained from Waste Management to take care of unwanted items.


With no further business, there was a motion to adjourn. The next meeting has been set for Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 6:30 pm in the Education Building.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Cecilia Livingston