|The purpose of the Property Committee is to ensure
that the physical properties of our church and their
contents (Christian Education Centre, church and manse)
are maintained in good working order and are safe. The
work consists primarily of routine maintenance, repairs
and replacement of worn-out equipment. It is important
that the properties suit the needs of the congregation
of course, so the work also includes additions,
modifications and alterations such as the construction
of the washroom in the Narthex.
The committee has two elected members: a chair and a
vice chair. Historically, most of the work has been done
by the Property Committee and a crew who volunteer their
time and talent. In the past few years, the number of
people who are able and willing to contribute has
dwindled, and more of the work has had to be contracted.
As a program committee of
Council, the Property Committee routinely reports to Council.
Approval of Council is obtained before major projects are
carried out and any work that might alter or significantly
affect the normal operation of the church or our worship is also
taken to Council for their approval before being started. The
Property Committee works within an annual budget reviewed by
Council and approved by the congregation at the AGM. Much of the
work required is obvious and other work is suggested by Council,
but members of the congregation are encouraged to make
suggestions to Council or the Property Committee at any time.
A project coming out of the "Miracle Sunday" in 2005 is the
improved access. A roadway layout has been selected which will
improve access to the front of the church building for the
handicapped, for weddings and for funerals. Grading of this
roadway is planned for 2007.
Access Project Chair: Dave Gallagher