August 2017 Board Minutes

Minutes – Board Meeting

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

August 17, 2017

BUUF Library

6200 Garrett Street, Garden City, Idaho


Board Members:  Linden Boice, Lori Watsen, Sarah Bratley, Gwyn Reid, Matthew Sabin, George Raino, Harriet Shaklee, Sue Stadler, Sandy Cruise


Other:  Reverend Sara LaWall








Accept Consent Agenda

·        Minutes – June 15, 2017 Board Meeting

·        August Reports

Treasurer’s Report

Director of Religious Exploration Report

President’s Report

Minister’s Report

Motion:  Sarah Bratley

seconded (George Raino) and passed by unanimous voice vote


Minutes for the June 15 meeting were not loaded to the Board Google Docs drive.  They will be resubmitted for the Consent Agenda for the September board meeting.




Move that $3,056 be moved from Fiscal Year ’17 operating budget surplus to re-fund the Building (&Grounds) Repair Reserve Fund to $10,000 and that additional monies from the FY ’17 surplus be moved to the Durable Equipment Reserve Fund.


Motion: Linden Boice

Seconded (Harriet Shaklee) and passed by unanimous voice vote


See content of discussion item that prompted this motion below.



·         BUUF Treasurer Item for discussion at August 2017 Board Meeting

Per my August Board Report:

The FY’16 $18,576 and FY’17 $6,980 operating budget surpluses, without using any Douglas Funds, could allow the Board to replenish a couple directed funds.

1. Building (& Grounds) Repair Reserve Fund, was partialized utilized to prepare for the possible Boise River flooding, i.e. to prevent repairs from being needed, and to cover equipment repair expenses that would have been covered by the Durable Equipment Reserve Fund, if it had not been depleted. Its balance was reduced from $10,000, where it’s sat for five years, to $6944. I propose re-funding this to the $10,000 level using $3056 from the FY17 budget surplus.

2. Durable Equipment Reserve Fund was depleted this year. It was funded from previous budget surpluses, and, essentially, had its peak value of $9320 five years ago. I propose re-funding this with the remaining FY17 budget surplus, approximately $3624. Final amount to be determined when the FY17 books are closed.