The Buildings and Grounds Committee deals with the "nuts and bolts" of the parish property. Its members are knowledgeable in areas of construction, building trades, maintenance, heating and cooling, etc. The primary work of the committee is to ensure a smooth running facility while operating within the budget. Each year the committee produces a "building audit." This is a careful look at all the facilities to assess the condition of the property. From this audit, the committee produces a plan to repair and maintain the property. This plan is an essential piece of the annual budgeting process. The Buildings and Grounds Committee also is involved in reviewing bids and contracts for the various services in the maintenance of and improvements to St. Leonard facilities. The committee serves as a body of experts who advise the parish director of administrative services.