One vendor of the four was preferred. Members of the finance council checked on the references. They made contact with six companies who have had roofs installed/ replaced by our preferred company. Every reference was extremely positive in all aspects of the work and the follow- ups. And I received an unsolicited recommendation of the same vendor in a conversation with a parishioner who owns a number of buildings – we talked at the Fish Fry on Friday. I will work with Fr. Banker to get the ‘proxy request’ sent in to the Archdiocese (With an expense of this size all five members of the corporate board must vote in favor.)
I will tell the vendor that they have been chosen and tell them the calendar for getting the official decision. Hopefully they will be able to ‘pencil us in’ their schedule.
We have more funds than ‘one half down’ at this point. Our annual budget is on the positive side so we will be able to count on a bit more of those funds. Please watch for the way that each of us can help fund this project – in bite-size pieces.
John Riehle, Pastoral Administrator