Information on 1913 Building Proposal and Instructions on Voting

September 14, 2020

An update on the 1913 Building Proposal and Instructions on how to vote for the proposal. This update will have links/recaps to the Business Meetings, links to all information about the Proposal, and Instructions on Voting.

Recap of Saturday and Sunday Meetings:
On Saturday, September 12, Central hosted a business meeting at 5pm in the Sanctuary. The full agenda of the Business Meeting was as follows:

Welcome - Dee Anne Bonebright
Opening Prayer - Alice Magnuson
Financial Update - Dave Hansen
Motion for 1913 Building Proposal - Dan Leggett
Informational Panel - Dave Hansen (Treasurer); Jon Huffmaster (Chair of Property Development Committee); Steve Nuessle (Church Staff)
Question and Answers Session - Congregation
Comments For and Against the Proposal - Congregation
Instructions for Voting - Steve Nuessle
Closing Prayer

The full text of the Motion that was presented at the Saturday Business Meeting:
Move that Central Baptist Church spend up to $1.5M for the redevelopment of the 1913 building into leasable commercial space, and to borrow a sum of not more than $1.5M to finance this project.

If you were unable to attend, here is a link to a video of the full Business Meeting: Link

On Sunday, September 13, following the worship service, Central hosted a Zoom Business Meeting where we had additional information and questions from the congregation. A link to the video of the Zoom meeting can be found here: Link

Both videos last approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Key Links for the 1913 Building Proposal:
Please reference the following documents for information on the 1913 Building Proposal:
Executive Summary/ Q and A Blog Post: Link
Full 1913 Proposal Webpage: Link
Church Bylaws: Link
Financial Update from Dave Hansen: Link

How to Vote for the Proposal:
Due to the unique circumstances of the Business Meeting, Central has set up a modified way to vote for the proposal. Voting starts on Monday, September 14 and will last through Sunday, September 27. During this time, you will be able to vote in the following ways:
1. You can drop off a ballot at the church office anytime on or before September 27. It is recommended to drop off on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Sundays following the worship service.
2. You can stop by the church, fill out the ballot and leave it at the church office.
3. You can mail a ballot to the church office. If you would like to mail a ballot and do not have one, you can request a ballot by responding to this email or contacting the church office. We will send you a ballot and a return envelope.
4. You can also email your vote to the church account

Please note: Due to the unique nature of this meeting and vote, you will be asked to include your name on one side of the ballot, and mark your vote on the other. We need names this year to confirm that each individual votes one time. We will have three members of the Board of Stewards be responsible for counting the ballots starting on Monday, September 28. They will first check off names and then count the votes once no duplicates are confirmed.

***If you need a ballot, please contact the church office, respond to this email, or email Steve at***

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask over these two weeks. Feel free to contact the Board Executive Committee, Jon Huffmaster or Steve Nuessle

Final Note:
Once again, we want to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility due to the unique nature of this Business Meeting and vote. We ask that you show grace to the Board and the staff and the PDC in these special circumstances due to COVID. We are doing our best to make the Business Meeting and information accessible to everyone, but we do appreciate that this is not the usual method. If you have ANY questions about the proposal or want more clarification, please do NOT hesitate to reach out.

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