Safety Ministry Report Annual Meeting January 2007
Prepared by Jim Lewandowski
SAFETY/ SECURITY MINISTRY: Jim Lewendowski
TIM 1 (6:20) I thank Him who has given me strength for this, Christ Jesus Our Lord, because He judged me faithful by appointing me to His service…. TIM (2) (l:12)…..I am sure He is able to guard until that day what has been Entrusted to me.
We are now back on a regular security rotation for church closings. Security for Holy Pascha Season was conducted by volunteers who maintained parking lot, traffic direction, and safety for the Procession's. This year the new sidewalk was used for the procession. This eliminated the safety risk of walking on 107th street.
There were no Summer speakers again this year, no one seemed to be interested in hearing speakers during the Summer months.
There were no youth programs this year. So security was not needed.
New keys were issued this year to those who need them, also the code was changed. Surprisingly enough this went over with out many problems.
Maintaining security of the collection money was done this year by using two people to count the money. Money given to the Recording Secretary who counts and stamps checks before leaving the church. This is done in Father's office while the door is locked. This method seems to work well.
Moving the cleaning supplies to the mop room last year solved any potential problems for any of the young children to get hurt.
Five elevator keys were made and given to those who use the elevator on a regular basis, this is working out well.
An audit for this years keys shows, 0 missing keys. The keyless system is on indefinite hold until other projects which have priorities can be accomplished. During the snow season the Sheriff will again monitor sliders as best as they can. The Sheriff's Dept. is very short handed. We were very lucky this year we didn't have any snow which eliminated any snow sledders. Bring up at the next Council meeting the possibility of a temporary snow fence. In reference to the Criminal background checks on all members who deal with our children, this was not done as of yet. Three years ago this writer brought up this issue. It is to our advantage to do this as soon as possible. This also effects our insurance rates.
Fire extinguishers will be checked on a yearly basis.
During the Sermon on Sundays, parking lot security is always checked by me.
The undersigned writer was called out 4 times this year by the Alarm Company. Ref: Breech of Alarm System. All were mistakes made by Parishioners forgetting the format when leaving the building. The alarm system was shorting out this year and a new key pad was installed.
PROPOSALS FOR 2007 -none Proposed budget for Safety/Security $500.00.
In Christ, Jim L.