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First Parish in Framingham

24 Vernon St
Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 872-3111


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BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: THE MAINTENANCE COUNCIL

What is the Maintenance Council?

The Maintenance Council consists of a group of lay leaders and a staff member responsible for extending through repair and/or component replacement the useful life of First Parish's facilities to prevent premature capital outlay for replacement.

Who is the Maintenance Council?    How Can I Help?

Dick Rader Dick Rader,
  Routine & Preventive Maintenance


A long-term member of First Parish, Dick is a retired Physics Professor who has served as Chair of the Maintenance Council for many years.  Dick is responsible for monitoring the condition of those areas that require services on a monthly, annual, or cyclical basis.

How Can You Help?
Are you an electrician, HVAC technician, or willing to be part of a dedicated group of volunteers responsible for routinely inspecting FP's building and grounds? Examples include inspecting roofs, gutters, gratings, etc. for work that needs to be scheduled. Contact Dick
by email, or by phone at (508) 620-0007.
Ed Uftring Ed Uftring
  Short-Term Reactive Maintenance


A long-term member of First Parish, Ed is a retired Engineer who has played an active role in the Maintenance Council for many years.  Ed is responsible for monitoring the condition of First Parish's 'short-term' assets, targeting those areas that require repairs with a quick turn-around time, e.g. faulty plumbing.

How Can You Help?
Are you an electrician, plumber, carpenter, or skilled in any of these areas? Are you willing to provide ongoing assistance with various short-term maintenance projects? Contact Ed
by email, or by phone at (508) 877-9059.
 Sara Morrison Neil Sara Morrison Neil
  Staff Leadership


A staff member since December 2011, Sara monitors the maintenance budgets, meets with Maintenance Council members to plan and problem solve, and contacts outside contractors as needed.

How Can You Help?
Do you have ideas or suggestions that you'd like to bring to the attention of the MC? Contact Sara
by email, or by phone at (508) 872-3111 ext 201.

What does the Maintenance Council have on its Radar?

 Members of the Maintenance Council have drafted a budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17, and updated the Five Year plan for Major Maintenance.   Implicit in this program is the need to adress the Board of Assessors' goals of organizational accountability and transparency, as well as finding creative solutions  for current and anticipated budgetary constraints.

A copy of the five year plan can be accessed here.

Are There any Short-Term Projects on the Horizon?

Spring Work Days


Contact
the office to find out more about upcoming projects and to sign up.