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Property Team Report Annual Meeting January 2004

Team Leader - Mike Bauml

Property Team Annual Report January 2004

Prepared by Michael Bauml

Before going on with this report, I must once again state how blessed we are to have such wonderful ministry leaders on our property team. Not only do they give their time, efforts, and talents, but financially as well. Due to the cost overruns with the new building, the property team had a bare bones budget last year. In many instances the team leaders themselves donated the necessary funds and materials to get the work done. We would be hard pressed without them.


  1. Finishing of Kitchen area with electric and cabinets.
  2. Foyer trim installed and stained.
  3. Sledding issues in part resolved thru police cooperation.
  4. Stairwells were finished painted.
  5. Entrance to the bell tower was secured
  6. Diaper changing area was installed in women's restroom.
  7. Additional outside lighting for front stairs, bell tower and flagpole
  8. Make handicapped and visitor signs permanent fixtures.
  9. Re-roof old kitchen area.
  10. Vinyl side old kitchen area.
  11. Finish courtyard.
  12. Lower Speed Limit: Turned out not to be feasible.
  13. Electric outlets installed in Choir Area.


    The following list of projects are under consideration and if and when they get done will depend in large part on the availability of funds. If you have expertise and can help with any of these or if one of them is something you can contribute funds to; please let use know.
  1. Back up Sump Pump purchased but not yet installed.
  2. A roll down window will be installed in kitchen window.
  3. Carpeting and painting the new stairways
  4. New candle stand for the entrance area: This is currently being researched.
  5. Clean and touch up the old basement for storage and meetings
  6. Shutters for the secretary room window.
  7. Remodel old kitchen and sacristy area as a clergy area.
  8. Room behind the choir loft: Dry walled, painted and finished with carpeting.
  9. Walkway for processions around the church
  10. Settle issue of additional parking
  11. Refinish and stripe parking lot
  12. Heater for Father Andrew's office: This allows for us to not heat the rest of the building during the week to save money.
  13. Installation of memorial bricks
  14. Beautify remaining old walls on east and west sides of the building
  15. New church sign
  16. New fence and gates on street side of property.
  17. New electric furnace in old building.


  1. New electric service for separate metering of heating and cooling: This has been approved by the council for Apollo electric to complete for a cost of 7240.00 and can save us up to 800.00 a month on utilities. A related issue is the old propane fueled furnace in the old building. It is planned to replace this with a new electric furnace as it is on it's last leg anyway and not only would this save us addition money, but it would allow us to remove the propane tank at the back of the property which eliminates it as a safety hazard.
  2. Parking lot ownership: On advice from our attorney Peter Coulos, he was authorized to contact the General Superintendent of the Forest Preserves and additionally Father Andrew and other members of the parish council were requested to contact him by letter as well. Peter is hopeful that conditions as right for the issue to be resolved. We are requesting a meeting that we hope will be granted shortly.
  3. Basement Mold: Steve Hansen contacted our building contactor related to the mold on the new basement walls. The contractor came and cut open the walls in two areas to insure that the mold was not coming from the backside of the drywall. It was not. It was recommended that we repaint the basement wall with a mold resistant additive in the paint. Also suggested was to a dehumidifier and possibly an ozoneator to help resolve the problem. Prices and use are being researched at this point.
  4. White patches on the bricks: We have gotten numerous opinions on the cause for the white patches that come and go on the outside of the building. These include: a natural curing process, water in the bricks, and lime form the mortar. We have no definitive answer at this point, but Steve Hansen is contacting the brick manufacturer for more information.
  5. Wall Flyers: The property team respectfully requests that all parishioners stop placing flyers and pictures on the walls with tape and or tacks. It has only been one year and already the halls and basement walls need repainting. To avoid this being a yearly process, please be more careful where you hang these pictures and flyers.

Yours in Christ, Mike Bauml