Trustees Committee sees to it that the buildings and grounds of our
Meeting are maintained on a regular schedule. It also plans and
executes special projects to ensure that repairs are done. It is
also authorized by Meeting to enter into legal agreements as may be
necessary to maintain the buildings and grounds.
Routine maintenance includes seasonal mowing, snow plowing, limited
tree work, cleaning, and annual service of furnaces, fire
extinguishers and the air conditioning system in the School House.
Self-fulfilled maintenance by members and attenders includes our
Spring and Fall work days, seasonal gutter cleaning, and on-going
leaf clean-up at year-end.
Projects undertaken by the
Trustees Committee have included:
—Installation of a window trellis
supporting the wisteria at the north side of the
—Installation of a changing table in the School House nursery.
—On-going squirrel proofing of the east & west sheds (with
success to date at
the west shed).
—Installation of a carbon monoxide detector for the Meeting
—Refurbishing the Audio Aides for the Meeting House.
—Seal-coating the west parking lot, plus the installation of
five new pre-cast
concrete curb stops for added protection at the west shed stone
—Repairs to our sheds, including limited fascia repairs and
re-painting at the east
shed and limited roof shingle repair and replacement.
—Sidewalk Project: The Committee prepared a Sketch Plan and
executed a formal
agreement with the Borough for the Borough’s future installation of
and two street lamps fronting the School House.
Trustees Committee has also been responsible for:
—Installation of supplemental
grab bars in both the Men’s and Women’s Rooms
in the School House to improve accessibility.
—LED re- lamping of the exterior light fixtures as part of the
re-lamping project initiated for the building interiors in 2016.
—Supplemental tree work: the Trustees continue to evaluate
recommendations for some of the specimen trees on the property,
the two Burr Oaks in front of the Meeting House.
—Installation of a new Entrance Sign: Based on the Sign
recommendation to Monthly Meeting in December, a submission was
to the Borough for variance relief required for the design and size
The Committee has also updated the
Committee’s Service Provider & Contacts List and Annual Calendar &
Routine Maintenance Schedule. These references are used by the
Trustees and also include our annual budget allowance forecast.
With input from the Use Committee,
the Trustees reviewed the School House Rental Rate policy and
recommended a new rate schedule and a simple Short-Term Use
Agreement developed for one-day rental use. The Trustees also
developed Building Use Guidelines which outline basic building use
and procedure. It distributed these guidelines to the committee
clerks and posted them in both Meeting buildings for general
about how our Meeting has been going green.
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