The Board of Trustees shall:

  • Hold in trust and be responsible for the care and custody of the property of the church;
  • Ensure that all properties and activities are appropriately insured against all exposure to loss or
    diminution of value;
  • Have power to expend funds to cover all expenditures included in the authorized annual budget for the
    Board of Trustees;
  • Have the authority to hire and supervise, with input from the Pastor and final approval by the Council,
    the Church Sexton or Other Staff to care for the property of the church, within the limits of the
    approved budget;
  • Control the use of all church property;
  • Prepare and publicize rules and regulations for the use of church property;
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Finance for any charges and/or rental fees that may be
    assessed for the use of church property;
  • Ensure snow removal and other services when necessary;
  • Gather, organize, file and maintain an archive of information, papers and records related to the church;
    such work shall be accomplished by an Historian/Archivist (see Article Eight – Staff and Appointed
    Positions) appointed by the Council;
  • Have the power to make emergency expenditures from the unrestricted reserve (see Board of
    Finance) of up to $1000 in excess of any item in their budget with notice to the Board of Finance to a
    maximum of $5000 or 5 occurrences per year;
  • Seek approval of the Council for any expense in excess of $1000 but less than $2500 of any item in
    their approved budget;
  • Have the power to make emergency capital expenditures from the unrestricted reserve (see Board of
    Finance) to a maximum of $10,000 in order to maintain the safety, security and integrity of the
    physical plant. Such action to be done in coordination with the Treasurer and/or the Council President;
    and
  • Seek approval from the Council, with input from the Board of Finance, for any emergency capital
    expenditures in excess of $10,000.

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