February 2022 Board Minutes

Minutes – Board Meeting

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

February 17, 2022


Board Members: Tom von Alten, Elaine Daly, Eileen Geddings, Debbie Johnson, Jenna Raino, Cathy Sherman,  Scott Smith

Also Attending:

Rev. Sara LaWall

ActionNumberDescription    Notes
Motion20220217-1Accept Consent Agenda without Covid statistics as listed on the agendaMoved: Tom v. Second:  Scott S. Motion Carried                                                       
Motion20220217-2Accept  the salary recommendation for the Church Administrator from the Personnel Committee.*Moved: Jenna R. Second: Mark Z. Motion Carried                                                       
Motion20220217-3Adopt the 2/17/2022 rubric as the metric for determining Covid re-opening level.**Moved: Scott S. Second: Tom v. Motion Carried
Motion20220217-4Accept the Physical Plant Task Force charge.***Moved: Jenna R. Second: Tom v. Motion carried  

Discussion Items

  • Wage Adjustment for Church Administrator

The Personnel Committee, in recognition of the tremendous amount of work already being done and the extra work that will be done during Rev. Sara’s upcoming sabbatical and the value of the Administrator’s job in the Boise job market, recommended a salary increase for the remainder of the current fiscal year, March – June. There is enough money in the budget for this.

*Motion made (20220217-2): Approve the Personnel Committee Church Administrator salary recommendation as presented to the Board.

  • Review Covid metrics and Re-opening guidelines

A new metric system for evaluating facility use was presented by Scott S. It contained two measurements: crisis standards of care status and transmissibility. These would be used to determine which level of Covid re-opening we are in. Depending on the level, guidelines would then be used to determine requirements/limitations for using BUUF facilities, inside and outside.  The guidelines would be used to determine details such as: food/drink allowed?, capacity limits and physical spacing needs, masks required or not?, vaccination required or not?, etc.

The issue about outside groups using BUUF came up. The general consensus was that we do not have to maintain the same level of responsibility for them.

**Motion made (20220217-3): Adopt the 2/17/22 rubric for determining Covid re-opening level as the metric for staff to use on a daily basis.

The Board also recommends that the staff use a list of mitigation step protocols compiled at the Board meeting as a guideline for requirements after determining which level we are in (via the rubric).

  • Physical Plant Task Force Charge

The purpose of the task force is planning and budgeting, not executing the maintenance. The temporary task force will shift to a long-term team for annual oversight.

***Motion made (20220217-4): Approve the charge as presented to the Board.