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Council News October, 2010

Tuesday, 05 October 2010 01:21

Council Addresses Governance; Discusses Use of New Property

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

At our regular monthly meeting on September 14, Council, after working through our agenda and hearing from a special guest, adjourned ten minutes early. Really, that’s big news.

The Interim General Manager’s (IGM) monthly report was our first item on the agenda. We heard from IGM Brandon Kane about plans to make improvements at both stores, clean up the property we now own at 700 West Buffalo Street, initiate improvements to our recycling and composting, as well as supporting a local television show entitled “Get Foodie” that will air on PEGASYS local access and online. Look for a link on this GreenStar web site. We also learned that GreenStar welcomed 230 new members last month. Hello, welcome, and we hope to see you all at our Fall Membership Meeting to be held at the Women’s Community Building on West Seneca Street, from 6 to 8:30 pm on Oct. 21 (see the agenda below).

Read more: Council News October, 2010

 

Council News September 2010

Friday, 03 September 2010 15:06

Bylaws Changes Go to Member Vote; Governance Change Discussed

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

Meeting on the third Tuesday in August, to avoid the conflict caused by meeting during our stores’ 10% on the 10th monthly sales day, we managed to get through most of a lengthy list of issues.

Our Interim General Manager, Brandon Kane, and Finance Manager, Asha Sanaker, presented the 2nd Quarter Financial Report for referral to our Finance Committee for review. It was a relief to see that our staff has done such a great job adjusting to the issues faced during the 1st Quarter of this year, while also having to work around a heat wave that pushed many of our cooling systems to the brink.

Read more: Council News September 2010

 

Council News August 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:19

Council Authorizes Low-Income Discount Program

By 12th Moon, 

Council President

Previous to our regular Council meeting on July 13, our Treasurer, Art Godin, led a finance primer for our new Councilmembers. Welcoming Lauryn Beltz-Member to her first meeting since being elected in April, we went around the room introducing ourselves and Councilmembers present declared any possible conflicts of interest they may have.

Our Interim General Manager (IGM), Brandon Kane, made a request during his monthly IGM Report that Council remove the contingency requirement of a previously approved authorization to contract to have market and site survey work performed relevant to our purchasing the 700 West Buffalo Street location. After some questions and discussions we penned a proposal to remove the restriction and allow the research to begin. Previously we had asked the IGM to wait until the closing on the property was completed, but having met all of the contingencies regarding the purchase already, and with the expected delays of coordinating all of the necessary legal documentation, we decided that it would not be to our benefit to wait any longer, risking the chance that we would miss our window of opportunity with the research team’s schedule.

Read more: Council News August 2010

 

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  • By Dan Hoffman,
    Council Member

    14 10 mailingGreenStar members can vote during October of this year on whether or not to change a policy enacted by the membership in 2003 about what kind of meat the Co-op is permitted to sell.

    For the first two decades of its existence, the Co-op did not sell meat of any kind. Then, in 1992, member referendums approved the sale of certain types of fish and poultry. The following year, a different referendum allowed the sale of pet food containing meat. A de...

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Next Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 14,
6:30 - 9:30 pm

The Classrooms @ GreenStar
(Former Enterprise Building)
702 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca

Members always welcome!

Possible Agenda Items:

 

  • Receive GM’s 2nd Quarter Financial Report
  • GM’s Interpretations for Policy B.12 Sustainability
  • Voter Record Proposal
  • Proposed Decision Tree and Procedure for Receiving GM Monitoring Reports
  • Proposal to Join CBLD 2015
  • Proposed Council Action Plan
  • Proposed Council Self-Assessment 2014
  • Proposed Council 2015 Budget
  • Report from GSCP

NOTE: Agenda is tentative and subject to change. To confirm items, see actual agenda posted here and at the stores six days before the meeting.

 

Upcoming Council Events

OCT
06

Governance Committee Meeting
Monday October 06, 06:00 PM

OCT
09

Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday October 09, 05:00 PM

OCT
14

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday October 14, 06:30 PM

OCT
16

Personnel Committee Meeting
Thursday October 16, 05:30 PM

OCT
28

Executive Planning Committee Meeting
Tuesday October 28, 05:30 PM

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