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Maintenance Ministry Report Annual Meeting January 2014

Submitted by Nick Lisowski

Our maintenance ministry was extremely busy this year. Due to work issues, Nick was unable to devote as much time as he would have liked. Dennis filled in as needed and additionally we used the services of a local handyman for some of the projects. Nick is in charge of hiring the lawn maintenance service and the snow removal service. Dennis is in charge of the sprinkler system including start up, shut down, and maintenance.

The basement dehumidifiers were broken and removed. Now that we are circulating the air in the basements more regularly, we no longer need these, and they will not be replaced at this time.

We decreased the size of the waste removal container to save money each month since we did not need the large one we were using.

After some discussion and research about the usefulness and possible problems associated with the air purifiers, it was decided we no longer need to run them at this time. Dennis cleaned the foyer floor tile and had it sealed to help prevent it from getting dirty so quickly.

We had some malfunctions with the elevator. Steve headed getting this repaired and Dennis worked on some problems with the elevator door.

Dennis has become somewhat of a specialist concerning the sump pumps and sinks in the fellowship hall. He repaired the trap under the kitchen sink that was leaking. Numerous times he corrected problems involving the bathroom and the ejector pump. A major problem involved the closet in the kitchen that houses one of the sump pumps. A pipe broke behind the drywall and was causing mold to grow on the wall. Dennis had the drywall removed, the pipe fixed, and then the wall was tiled halfway up to prevent future problems. At the same time due to similar problems in the maintenance room, this was also reworked and tiled.

Once again this year we had problems with the fellowship hall and Sacristy bathrooms flowing PADS usage. We will continue to try to prevent and repair the damage. The largest worry is damage to the septic field, which could be expensive. We ask everyone to use only toilet paper in the toilets.