Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes May 14, 1888 (Paving Bill / Financial Stress)

Atlanta, Ga. May 14, 1888
Called meeting of the Board of Trustees in the Ladies Parlor of the Church at 8:00 pm.
Present: Messrs. Lederle, Chairman, Gude, Norrman, Harding and Klingelsmith.

The Treasurer furnished a report of the financial condition of the Church showing net cash on hand for church expenses to be $181.75, with a fund of $88.66 to the credit of the Women’s Auxiliary Society. The liabilities were shown to be $412.00

On order to meet the obligations of the church now due it was moved and adopted that Rev. Mr. Chaney be asked to announce from the pulpit on the Sunday following to the subscribers (and others interested) of the church that they make as large as payment on their subscriptions account as possible on the Sunday following, calling their attention to the fact of our extra expense on account of the city assessment of $153.00 for street pavement in front of our property on Forsyth street.

The special committee of Messrs. Dixon and Klingelsmith appointed to prepare and present the petition of the church to the city council asking that body to exempt us from the payment of the $153.00 assessed against us for street paving our Forsyth street, reported that after consultation with the Tax Committee to whom the petition would be referred, they found that the petition would be reported by the committee without its approval and would not be granted, and the committee beg to return the petition adopted by the Board at its last meeting with the endorsement “not presented.”

The committee on Care of Property reported that the had interviewed Prof. Means in regard to painting the school building and had told him that we were not able at present to bear the expense. We also found that the expense for one coat of paint would be about $35.00. Prof. Means was very anxious to have it painted. The Board voted not to paint the building at present on account of the unwarrantable condition of the Treasury.

Mr. Lederle, of the Music Committee, reported that the Chairman of the committee, Mr. Fisher, who had the report in hand being absent, that no report could be made.


J.M. Klingelsmith, Sec

Physical Archive: UUCA   Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 45 – 46
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Posted in Church of our Father, Meeting Minutes, Physical Collection, Unitarian Records - Book 2

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