Monday, January 26 2015 @ 11:08 AM EST by Maha Faragalla, Views: 177
Installation of officers and Farewells
The meeting of January 27, 2015 was rescheduled to February 3 due to hazardous Blizzard Conditions. Our host Church (Ridgewood, First) kindly accommodated the change of plans. The abbreviated meeting convened at 5:00 p.m.
The First order of business was to– Suspend (by a 2/3-majority vote) the Standing Rules, Article I, Section 1, which specifies that the Stated Meeting is to be held on the 4th Tuesday of January.
During the "Opening Business" the Stated Clerk proposed an amended Agenda, which essentially covered the first 1 ½ hours of business – i.e. through the Report of the Presbytery Council, Board of Trustees, and the discussion about the Budget deficit.
The new Moderator, Elder Gilda Bonnemere and Vice-Moderator, Rev. Jon Brown were installed in their respective positions. Elder Paul Talarico, past Moderator, propounded the constitutional questions and exchanged the symbols of office.
The recommendations and reports included in the pre-pak material together with the consent agenda were approved.
The new "Ethics Policy" Final reading was approved.
A 1st reading for the By-Laws of the newly established Board of trustees was introduced for discussion.
A new motion from the floor was introduced regarding the Sale of Wood Ridge property and was approved.