FINANCE COUNCIL

St. Andrew Church Murphysboro, IL  62966

St. Ann Church Jacob, IL  62950

April 24, 2019

The regular meeting of the Finance Council of St. Andrew and St. Ann Churches was called to order by Chairman, Steve Schumacher, at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 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�Dan Korando, Trustee, Dennis Korando, Trustee, Linda Kranawetter 

Excused Absent: Rockne Bleyer, Jeff Craig, Dennis Korando


The meeting was opened with prayer by Fr. Gary.


Minutes: With no correction or additions, Charles McCann made a motion, seconded by Bill Schwartz 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 4/23/19)

Questions: #4109-Religious Education�over budget due to the youth group�s fundraiser in the fall.

#5560-Cath Acct-Assessment Savings--$34,400 has been paid for taxes. Year 2015/16 has been paid off.


St. Ann Catholic Church Reports: Linda passed out a corrected version of the cash flow. No other questions.


St. Andrew Catholic School Profit & Loss Budget vs Actual, July through June 2019: (Report as of 4/23/19)

Questions: Tuition�is off due to:

     1)Mega Raffle and Annual Fund has not been transferred;

     2) Empower Illinois (#4011 is listed so we know what was received but it is actually recorded in tuition), 3% of budget is full year budget. We are actually three-quarters through the year (73.96%). The bottom of the page states date report was done. The year will end in a deficit probably between $8,000-$15,000. All Empower Money has been paid. Next year will depend if people will pay into it, the money is received in September. Bill Schwartz stated that Empower Illinois makes it difficult to complete and as if they want you to give up in completing the process.


St. Andrew Catholic Church Unpaid Bills: Money is being saved on the electric since changing. Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Cindy Holt 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: Paint for the Church is for the bell tower, soffit, gutters, etc. Dan Korando made a motion, seconded by Linda Kranawetter 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: Rite Group Bill: one of the copiers is copy free, the other is up to 50,000 copies free. They have reached that limit. Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Linda Kranawetter to pay the St. Andrew Catholic School unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.


Investment Cash Position by Quarter: Investments were down at the end of the year but came back by the end of March. The report shows the loan of $30,000 to Cornerstone, three payments have been made. Cornerstone Account shows payment for the steeple the end of the year leaving a balance of $9,116 on 3/31/19. Bank Loan for the school will be due in June. The payment will be taken out of the School Building Fund.


St. Andrew Cemetery Treasurers Report: The Cemetery Board is considering raising the cost of opening graves and purchase of spaces by $50.00. The last raise was in 2014. The cost for openings at this time are $150 for parishioners, $300 non-parishioners. Purchase of spaces are $$250 for parishioners, $500 for non-parishioners. Less money is coming in through the collections.


Committee Reports:

Maintenance:

   -  Sidewalk and steps replacement: Sidewalk in front of the Plum Street Building, the steps going down to the festival grounds will be replaced, cost $2,500. Knights of Columbus will pay $500, Festival Account $500 and rest of the bill will be paid from the Cornerstone Account.

   -  Sidewalk in front of church: Kelly will talk to Steve Wilcox about fixing that also.

   -  Annex: sidewalk in front of the Annex is Fager-McGee responsibility.

   -  School: Lock: Still waiting to hear back from Darin Fager about the classroom lock.

   -  Wages: The Illinois House has passed the minimum wage for teachers at $40,000. It goes to the Senate next. The salary at the school is set at 80%.

   -  Empower Illinois for next year: The school is working on Empower Illinois, it is a difficult process, thanks to everyone that is working on it or have completed it. Ms. Martin is going to ask for an extension from the donor who is match the funds at a 3 to 1. She understands that there are enough donors working on the process that a extension can be granted.

   -  Graffiti: No trespassing signs are not needed at this time. The police talked with the parents as well as the child.       -  Concrete Ramp: needs to go away because of condition.

   -  St. Ann�s: Painting: what was stated earlier in the minutes.


Old Business/New Business:

   -  E-Giving: Bill Schwartz has a list from the Diocese regarding which companies the different parishes use in the Diocese. He will have a breakdown on each company concerning fees at the next meeting.

   -  St. Ann�s Investment: $70,000 has been invested with Polar Investments.


Other Business: Fr. Gary thanked the parishioners of St. Ann on the ten people that joined the church and two making their First Communion on Easter Sunday.


With no further business, the meeting was adjourned 5:53 pm with prayer.


Next Meeting: May 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Parish House Meeting Room.


Respectfully submitted by, Christina Crabtree, Secretary