Financial Advisory Council
St. Andrew Church
Murphysboro, IL 62966
January 23, 2019

The regular meeting of the Financial Advisory Council of St. Andrew Church was called to order by Chairman, Steve Schumacher, at 5:00pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the meeting room at St. Andrew Parish House.

Members of the Council are: St. Andrew�Rockne Bleyer, Chris Crabtree, Kelly Crabtree, Trustee, Jeff Craig, Tammy Gartner, Financial Manager, Fr. Gary Gummersheimer, Cindy Holt, Mary Annette Lane, Trustee, Ms. Jenny Martin, Principal�St. Andrew School, Charles McCann, Steve Schumacher, Bill Schwartz and Judy Wisniewski
St. Ann, Raddle�Dan Korando, Trustee, Dennis Korando, Trustee, Linda Kranawetter

The meeting was opened with prayer by Fr. Gary.


With no correction or additions, Linda Kranawetter made a motion, seconded by Dan Korando to approved the minutes. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.

Finance Reports:
St. Andrew Catholic Church Profit & Loss Budget vs Actual, July 2018 through June 2019: (Report as of 1/22/19) Tammy reported about the meeting concerning Fr. Gary�s salary�his salary will stay the same, $500.00 household expense will go away. Reimbursements for expenses will be from receipts turned in. Fr. Gary�s has an app that will keep track of his mileage for reimbursement. The total budgeted for household expense is $6,000 which is decided on at the parish level not the Diocese. #5088 Parish Life�In the Vineyard expenses, reimbursements, etc. The report in the bulletin on collections is figured on a yearly basis instead of a fiscal year. It shows 2.5% shortfall for meeting the budget.

St. Ann Catholic Church Reports: Balance as of 12/31/18 is $132,201.85 (includes St. Joseph totals). Linda asked if the money from St. Elizabeth�s Savings and the check from the Diocese has been invested. Dan and Dennis reported they had signed all of the papers to invest with Polar Investments and will check if anything else has to be done.

St. Andrew Catholic School Profit & Loss Budget vs Actual, July through June 2019: (Report as of 1/22/19) Jenny reported Mega Raffle Sales are going well. Each family is required to sell 10 tickets (not counting free tickets). St. Ann�s Subsidy for the 2018-2019 school year is the same as last year-$7,400 (5 students). Fr. Gary stated that he would like to offer Jenny the same service that he receives from the parish for his phone, that is he paid for his phone and the parish provides the service or in this case offered her an upgrade to her phone and she pays for the service. The council decided that since the duty of the finance council is to approve the budget for the school not how to spend individual monies that this suggestion should be brought up at the school board for approval. She does take care of school business from her phone. Fr. Gary feels this is a way to thank Jenny for all she does for the school. The council also commended the school for only $8,000 difference in the budget.

St. Andrew Catholic Church Unpaid Bills: K Fager Contracting Bill: for 2 snow removals and salting also includes a bill for putting down the plywood in the Sacristy. This bill is to be paid by Cornerstone. Kelly Crabtree made a motion, seconded by Rockne Bleyer to pay the St. Andrew Catholic Church unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.

St. Ann Catholic Church Unpaid Bills: Additional Bills: Repairing and replacing aluminum siding-$350.00 (reimburse the Annex Fund), second installment for the storm windows-$4,539.00 (paid to Precision Stained Glass & Tuckpointing, Inc), trash bill-$55.00 (paid to Dennis Korando) and Diocesan Collections-$489.00. Dan Korando made a motion, seconded by Dennis Korando to pay the St. Ann Catholic Church unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.

St. Andrew Catholic School Unpaid Bills: Blaine Inc. bill is for work done in September. Rockne Bleyer made a motion, seconded by Kelly Crabtree to pay the St. Andrew Catholic School unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None. The school is still having problems with the former electric provider. The agreement was to pay $500 a month until the bill is paid off but no payment is made until an invoice is received. Balance left to be pay is $600.00 and the company is unable to produce an invoice. Tammy and Jenny are still dealing with them.

Committee Reports:
Church Steeple: Scaffolding has been removed. Lumber is still on the roof. Have signed the proposal from the roofing company for $518 to remove the lumber and repair the shingles. Kelly does not recommend Innovative Construction & Roofing for steeple work at St. Ann�s.

Sacristy: Work on the Sacristy on the right is complete. The floor was raised in order to match the altar floor and carpet was installed.

St. Ann�s: Dennis reported work is completed on the storm windows, the awning over the front door is down. The next projects are possibly an addition to the church and repair to the steeple. Kelly recommended talkingg with Jeff Baine Roofing. Since the steeple is not as high as St. Andrew, it is possible he will do the job. Also recommended to repair the steeple before building an addition, easier to get equipment close to the job.

New Business/Old Business
As of this date all bills have been paid. The payment of $10,000 has been paid toward the Diocesan Taxes. We are paying towards the estimates, when the reports are finish, we will receive a true tax bill.

Other Business:
Receive notice from the IRS concerning W2 Forms not being turned in. Cindy Holt has been in contact with them and also sent a letter, should receive a response in the next 90 days.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned 5:52pm with prayer.

Next Meeting: February 27, 2019 at 5:00pm at the Parish House Meeting Room.

Respectfully submitted by,
Christina Crabtree, Secretary