Purpose: The Building and Grounds Committee is a portion of the Finance Council. This committee helps maintain the physical plant, making recommendations for future repairs, and if there is growth, making suggestions for future expansion of the physical plan.
Responsibilities: There are at least two meetings annually and an annual inspection of the parish facilities. When there is a maintenance project, repair of the facilities, or expansion, it is the responsibility of the Building and Grounds Committee to seek and evaluate bids, and recommend to the Finance Council and the pastor which direction the parish should move.
Gifts to share: For the committee to operate effectively, half of the members must have experience in construction and maintenance work, knowledge about resources (contractors and expertise) within and outside the community, and familiarity with the costs of labor and materials. The committee also wishes to have members with good common sense to recommend sound advice to the Finance Council and the pastor.
Commitment: Members are required to attend at least two meetings annually to develop a procedure for the annual inspection and finalize the recommendation after the inspection. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed to develop a procedure for the annual inspection and finalize the recommendation after the inspection. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed to develop plans, write specifications, and review bids. There are times that either the entire committee or just the chairperson should appear before the Finance Council and the pastor to present their findings and recommendations.
Current Members: Joe Wekenman (Chair)