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.
TEAM PROJECTS COMPLETED
Finishing of Kitchen area with electric and cabinets.
Foyer trim installed and stained.
Sledding issues in part resolved thru police cooperation.
Stairwells were finished painted.
Entrance to the bell tower was secured
Diaper changing area was installed in women's restroom.
Additional outside lighting for front stairs, bell tower and flagpole
Make handicapped and visitor signs permanent fixtures.
Re-roof old kitchen area.
Vinyl side old kitchen area.
Lower Speed Limit: Turned out not to be feasible.
Electric outlets installed in Choir Area.
FUTURE TEAM PROJECTS:
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.
Back up Sump Pump purchased but not yet installed.
A roll down window will be installed in kitchen window.
Carpeting and painting the new stairways
New candle stand for the entrance area: This is currently being researched.
Clean and touch up the old basement for storage and meetings
Shutters for the secretary room window.
Remodel old kitchen and sacristy area as a clergy area.
Room behind the choir loft: Dry walled, painted and finished with carpeting.
Walkway for processions around the church
Settle issue of additional parking
Refinish and stripe parking lot
Heater for Father Andrew's office: This allows for us to not heat the rest of the
building during the week to save money.
Installation of memorial bricks
Beautify remaining old walls on east and west sides of the building
New church sign
New fence and gates on street side of property.
New electric furnace in old building.
ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED:
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
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.
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.
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
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