Financial Advisory Council
St. Andrew Church
Murphysboro, IL 62966
March 27, 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, March 27, 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
Excused Absent: Cindy Holt, Linda Kranawetter

The meeting was opened with prayer by Fr. Gary.

Minutes: With no correction or additions, Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Kelly Crabtree 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 3/27/19) No answer to why the last line of the report shows 1,745.09% of budget. Fr. Gary reported a donation of $5,000 was received to help with the cost of the steeple and a check for $1,000 to go towards purchasing Mega Raffle tickets with instructions to give the tickets to someone else. His donation purchased 20 tickets which were given out but his name was put on two tickets. Fr. Gary did send a thank you and inform him that his donation purchased 20 tickets. The $5,000 was deposited into the Cornerstone Account until the end of the fiscal year. Since Tammy�s hours were increase and qualified her for health insurance, which was not budgeted for, it is possible the donation will be needed to offset the budget. A decision about the donation will be made at the end of the fiscal year. Cornerstone has been able to pay the monthly payment to the Cemetery for the money borrowed for the steeple repair.

St. Andrew Catholic Church Unpaid Bills: CSMA-Diocesan Collection Bill: amount of checks written to St. Andrew Church; checks written directly to CSMA are mailed directly to the Diocese. Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Kelly Crabtree to pay the St. Andrew Catholic Church unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.

St. Ann Catholic Church Reports: In last month�s register report, check number #127740 was stated as $489.00, it should have been $1,602.00. This has been corrected. Question: In regard to the investments from the money received from closing the savings account. As far as anyone knows nothing has been done since the trustees talked with Debbie Pittman, Polar Investments. Judy Wisniewski said she would contact Debbie to call Linda Kranawetter about proceeding with the investments.

St. Ann Catholic Church Unpaid Bills: Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Kelly Crabtree to pay the St. Ann Catholic Church unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.

St. Andrew Catholic School Profit & Loss Budget vs Actual, July through June 2019: (Report as of 3/27/19) Tammy and Jenny are still working on getting the proper line items listed under the right accounts. At the end of this week the school will be through � of the fiscal year and have used 65% of the budget.

St. Andrew Catholic School Unpaid Bills: Illinois State Police Bill is for fingerprinting and background checks. This will increase due to Diocesan new regulations. Bill Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Jeff Craig to pay the St. Andrew Catholic School unpaid bills. A voice vote was recorded as followed: Aye � All, Nay � None.

Committee Reports:
School:
> No trespassing Signs: Ms. Martin would like to have no trespassing signs posted on the pavilion and
cook shed. She has recently had to clean graffiti off the playground and the buildings. Parking Lot: the
parking lot blacktop is turning to gravel due to underground water seeping to the top.
> Classroom lock: the first-grade classroom lock does not work. Ms. Martin will contact Darin Fager.
> Minimum Wage: the changeto the minimum wage law will eventually affect the budget for the school.
> Tuition Increase: board has beenworking on the tuition for next year. Options are to increase tuition $250, increase the tuition $250 along with avolunteer fee that could be reduce by volunteering for different functions at the school, or just imposing a fee
and not raising tuition. Several things that will affect the budget are an increase in health insurance and the
Diocese is mandating a new computer program that allows parents to check their child�s progress, assignments,
etc., which will cost more than the one the school uses at the present time. Question: If they are mandating this
new system is the Diocese paying for it. Answer: NO. This new system gives the Diocese oversite.
> Enrollment: at this time pre-school has 27, last year it was 11.
> Intruder Drill: was held Wednesday morning with the intruder entering the church during Mass. Several questions were brought up about having the drill during Mass. Ms. Martin is meeting with the police chief in the morning.

Maintenance:
> Corner House: Ryan Edwards will tear the house down when dry material becomes available to fill the basement area.
> Tax Exemption: we receive a letter that the properties have been approved.
> Retaining Wall: materials have been delivered.

St. Ann�s:
> Liability insurance: Two Forms - The long form is for functions that involve hundred or more people
and requires $1,000,000 in liability insurance. The short form is for private parties (parishioner and nonparishioner)
and requires $300,000 in liability insurance.
> Lawn mowing: the mowing was put out for bids which resulted in a savings of $200 a month. This person also is interested in doing other maintenance for the church after he retires. He has the equipment to repair the steeple and bell tower.

New Business/Old Business:
Mega Raffle: Money has been transferred and taxes have been paid on last year�s winner.

Other Business:
None

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned 5:48pm with prayer.

Next Meeting: April 24, 2019 at 5:00pm at the Parish House Meeting Room.

Respectfully submitted by,
Christina Crabtree, Secretary