Don’t Miss Tonight’s GHI Board/Finance Committee Work Session

Set your reminders and plan to attend this important work session between the GHI Board of Directors and the Finance Committee regarding the draft 2019 budget.

October 11 (Thursday) @ 7 p.m.
GHI Administration Building Board Room
1 Hamilton Place, Greenbelt, MD 20770

“On Thursday, October 11, 2018, GHI’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee will be reviewing the first draft of the 2019 budget that staff has prepared. After, the Board and Finance Committee review and comment on the budget, members will be invited to provide their inputs. Please attend this important work session which begins at 7.00 p.m.”  Source: GHI E-News (October 8, 2018)

Notes from GHI’s Sep 13th Work Session of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee

This work session of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee was a preliminary discussion of GHI’s 2019 budget in which staff discussed projected expenses.

General Manager Eldon Ralph noted that staff salaries and benefits are one of the budget’s largest items. He presented a staff org chart with 45.5 regular employees and observed that staff had increased in recent years due to the Homes Improvement Program (HIP).

He recommends adding two (2) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees for maintenance in 2019. The onset of HIP and asbestos remediation has caused staff to shift time away from routine maintenance work and the fee-for-service program.  (Note: GHI members may contact the office to request access to the handout Eldon Ralph provided to the Board and read attachment 3 for more information about the rationale.) Continue reading “Notes from GHI’s Sep 13th Work Session of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee”