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VDOT Easement Request

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VDOT is planning a roundabout for the intersection of Route 53 and Route 618. They will need to purchase an additional small strip of land from Effort in order to have the necessary easements. The above drawing shows the requested area, highlighted in bright red, that they are requesting to purchase for the sum of $2500. While on paper we will have slightly less land, visibly we will gain green area and a far safer entrance and exit onto Route 53. Jason Bird will be happy to answer any questions, jason@effortchurch.org or 434-589-8962
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Bylaws Modification Request

The Deacons have requested modification of the Bylaws to clarify the election process for Deacon Officers.  While the Council has the authority to modify the Bylaws, they are required to notify the Congregation of such intent so that they may receive comment prior to action.
The affected sections presently read as follows:

Section 7.03. Nominations.

In July of each year the Deacon body shall publicize that they are seeking new Deacon candidates for the coming term. The congregation will be invited to submit names to the Deacon body. The Deacon Chair shall combine the names of prospective Deacons submitted by the Deacon Body with those submitted by the Congregation for presentation to the Church Council for approval. Once approved by Church Council, the Deacons will approach prospective members to obtain agreement to serve. The Deacon Body shall then submit names of those agreeing to serve to Church Council for appointment.

Section 7.07. Quorum and Manner of Acting.

(F) At the beginning of each year, the Deacons shall elect from among their number a Chair and a Secretary to serve a term of one year. Such election shall be reported to the Church Council.
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The requested modifications read as follows:

Bylaws: Section 7.03. Nominations.

In July of each year the Deacon body shall publicize that they are seeking new Deacon candidates for the coming term . The congregation will be invited to submit names to the Deacon body by the first Sunday of August. The Deacon Chair shall combine the names of prospective Deacons submitted by the Deacon Body with those submitted by the Congregation for presentation to the Church Council for their advice and consent. Once the Church Council action is reported to the Deacons, the Deacons will approach prospective members to obtain agreement to serve. The Deacon Body shall then submit in writing names of those agreeing to serve to Church Council for appointment. Council will report such appointment to the Chair of Deacons in writing.

Section 7.07(F):

At the first Deacon meeting of the new fiscal year, which begins October 1, the Deacons shall elect from among the active ordained Deacons, a Chair, Vice Chair, and a Secretary to serve a term of one year. Such election shall be reported to the Church Council in writing.
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Complete Constitution and Bylaws may be reviewed at http://effortchurch.org/constitution-bylaws-09-2016/