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Building and Grounds Committee




Some projects that have happened under my recent tenure include: 


  1. A new roof atop the center hallway section by McClung Roofing ,overseen by Dave Hensley, plus repair to flat roof membranes under warranty overseen by Brad Wilson

  2. Tree work around the Parking Lot and along Lexington Avenue by Bartlett Tree Service, originally scheduled by Paul Dismukes

  3. Cracked Sidewalk Replacement along Aston Street, Asheville City Repair requested by Patrick O’Toole and Adrian Vassallo, no cost to Trinity

  4. Two Garden Workdays with the Garden Guild, Led by Marty Boone

  5. Porch Light Fixture Renovation by Patrick O’Toole

  6. Bids for Kitchen Water Heater Replacement (being refined), acquired by David Johnston

  7. Contracted a Dead Tree Removal at Trinity Place with Newcomb Tree Service overseen by Patrick O’Toole

  8. Discussion of Lighting Renovations, Dog Waste Bag Stands, Playground Renovation, and other campus concerns as a sounding board to plan for projects proposed by Rev Dr Scott White

  9. Aeration and Reseeding of Lawn Areas, Tree Pruning and Garden Maintenance

  10. Undercroft Kitchen Door Repair underway with Jay Hallihan

  11. Hallway Wall Repair outside the Sacristy to be scheduled by Rich Boulter

  12. New members have been added to the committee. Some veterans have chosen to work with other committees. I want to thank all for offering their time and talents to our group and ultimately for our church, 


We have a number of other items to address, including post-roof-leak renovations to the Working Sacristy and Climate Control in the Office wing. Anyone is welcome to join us in helping to preserve Trinity’s Campus and plan for the future. We usually meet on the first Wednesday of each month, when there are new matters to discuss. For answers to questions, or Trinity campus concerns that ought to be considered, please contact Art Garst by email at


Submitted by

Art Garst


The pandemic has been a transitional time for the Building & Grounds Committee. After Paul Dismukes moved onward from his position as “Coordinator” to concentrate his efforts toward Lake Logan, I, Art Garst, offered to serve as an interim “Convener” to offer experience and keep things moving to protect our campus at Trinity. Patrick O’toole has served as Secretary to this group, given his skill set and enthusiasm for our causes. The Building & Grounds Committee has met several times as a group to discuss issues that come up and future projects for renovation or expansion. Project parameters are created by the group, and a member of the committee has been chosen to enlist bids and/or take charge of each project. Bids are discussed and presented to the Rector and Vestry for consideration. 


Art Guild


This past year with our Trinity worship experience virtually shut down and leaving all of us unsure of the path forward, Art Guild continued its holding pattern.  We had no activity at all either in managing inventory since visits to the church were not encouraged or in sales as no one was focused on buying or selling and the status of our camps for children have been so up in the air.  Hopefully as conditions improve, we will regather, pull the pieces together and have a grand sale.  To be determined.  


Submitted by 

Dianne Weaver

Garden Guild


The Trinity Garden Guild, now in its 6th year, was established to ensure our sacred grounds are well cared for on a year-round basis by dividing the grounds into different areas with a chair and working committee for each.


The suggestion was to plan to work four times a year on your space and more as it has worked well in previous years. It has come to our attention that we should include all people who attend Trinity in the invitation to help us on our designated work days.

We want to thank Glenn Childes and Art Garst for all their additional help and guidance.

The eagerness and dedication of our gardeners to lovingly maintain our sacred Trinity church grounds continues in an ongoing fashion to the glory of God and for that we are most grateful.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Boone