April 2021 Board Minutes

Minutes – Board Meeting

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

April 15, 2021

Zoom Meeting


Board Members: Tom von Alten, Sarah Cox, Elaine Daly, Eileen Geddings, Rachel Murphy, Cathy Sherman, Scott Smith, Mark Zimmerer

Not Present:

Elizabeth Pirie

Also Attending:

Rev. Sara LaWall

Board Action20210415-1Accept Consent Agenda with addendum added to reopening decision/motionMoved: Sarah C. Second: Tom V. Motion Carried                                                       

Action Items

Discussion Items

  • Reopening

No change to current.

  • Bylaws Next Steps

The fourth draft of the Bylaws with all changes/updates discussed and decided thus far is available. Board members will review during the next month in preparation for discussion in May. Members can put their comments in the document.

Also available is a draft list of policies identified as needed. These can go in a Board policy book or a separate policy manual. Members can put comments and suggestions in the draft.

  • Budget Preview

The preliminary review shows a possible deficit of about $10k which is in the range of 2.5% of the total budget. This is a normal variance.

It was noted that surplus/deficits from prior years’ budgets do not carry forward into the next year’s budget. They move into the reserves. Each year stands on its own.

  • Annual Congregational meeting

The meeting will be held the third Sunday in May. Scott will create the agenda and send it to all Board members for review. Six topics have been identified. Pre-meetings for Q & A will be held after the two services prior to the meeting; this worked well last year. 

  • Nominating Committee

The Board has not been asked for any recommendations; assume the Committee has nominees.

  • GA (General Assembly) Delegates

GA is June 23 – 26. Board members will think about possible attendance. BUUF has 6 voting delegates.

  • ESITF Update

Although the entire project (3 phases) may cost more than the initial budget, the task force is looking for cost saving measures. A design consultant has been engaged to provide, among other things, a long-term approach to the three phases (and possibly the entire interior) that can be done in stages as finances allow.