Church Conference Vote was Held Tuesday, May 17th

     On Tuesday, May 17th, MUMC held a Church Conference, presided over by Rev. Bruce Jones. The conference was held to have a confirmation vote on the building process and funding, as required by the lender. Updates to the renovation process and a financial status update were presented by the Building Committee, Finance Committee, Trustees and the architect. 110 members of MUMC voted on the 4 ballot items as follows:
Vote #1, Master Plan: Updates since August:
a. Columbarium location in existing Courtyard space between 3-Story Sanctuary Building & Partin Center.
b. Additional green space/youth play area beside 3-Story Sanctuary Building where workshop is now.
Q Do you confirm the use of the updated Master Plan Concept drawings as the guiding document moving forward with MUMC Campus building plans?
      Vote Passed with a Yea/Nay verbal response

Vote #2, Funding of Phase 2: 

Maximum $ to borrow to renovate the Interior of the 3-Story Sanctuary Building, including the construction and installation of a Commercial Sized 3-Story Elevator Tower and the necessity of another Capital Campaign.
Q: Do you authorize the acquisition of a construction loan not to exceed $2 Million to continue the delivery of the next Phase of the Master Plan, and do you acknowledge that another Capital Campaign is necessary to retire any debt from Phase 2 and raise monies for future phase?

        Vote Passed 94 yes to 16 no 
Vote #3, Phase 2 Components and maximum cost:   
Phase 2 includes:  (1) Completion of the Workshop and covered Parking for Bus and (2) The Renovation of the Interior of 3-story Sanctuary Building, including the construction and installation of a Commercial Sized 3-Story Elevator Tower.
Q: Do you authorize the Building Committee working with Trustees, Finance, and the Church Council to manage and direct the work on Phase 2, with an estimated cost not to exceed $3.005 Million?

       Vote Passed 95 yes to 15 no

Vote #4, Trustees Authorization:
Q: Do you authorize the Board of Trustees of Memorial UMC, in accordance with Par. 2541 of the 2012 Book of Discipline, and working with the Building Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Church Council, to take all necessary steps to carry out the actions approved by the Church Conference on May 17, 2016?
       Vote Passed with a Yea/Nay verbal response 
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