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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

 

Council News July 2010

Thursday, 01 July 2010 21:29

5 Flew, 4 Officers, 3 Elected, 
2 Meetings, 1 Conference

By 12th Moon,

Council President

C

ouncil held our regular meeting on June 8 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and while we took care of much business, we also scheduled a second Special Council Meeting for the 15th to continue some discussions and receive additional information on two timely and important topics.

During our first meeting we acknowledged the past service of our two departing Councilmembers, Shanna Fellman and Tycho Dan, and later in the meeting we accepted both of their applications and appointed Shanna to fill an open Member-at-Large seat on our Personnel Committee and Tycho on our Finance Committee.

Read more: Council News July 2010

 

Council Addresses Expansion Options, Seats New Members

Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:49

By 12th Moon,
Council President

Council met on May 11 at Cooperative Extension for our regular monthly meeting, with a second meeting for continuing expansion opportunity discussions and new Councilmember orientation scheduled for May 18.

In routine business, we received the First Quarter Financial Report from the Interim General Manager (IGM), and referred it to our Finance Committee for review, and approved minutes of our December and January meetings.

Read more: Council Addresses Expansion Options, Seats New Members

 

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2014-vote

2015 Spring Member Mailing. Candidate statements, ballots, voting instructions and more.

2015-Spring-Mailing

  • By Alexis Alexander,
    
Membership Manager

    2014-voteAfter the long, harsh winter, April has finally arrived, which means GreenStar's spring voting ritual is upon us. Traditionally, GreenStar holds its annual Council elections every April. The elections provide member-owners the opportunity to choose those individuals who will represent the membership on the Co-op's governing body in the coming year.

    This year's election is a significant one, with 9 out of 15 seats open, and 11 candidates in the running. Our voting period runs from April 1 through the close of business on April 30. Votes can be cast at the Member Centers of both ...

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Next Council Meeting

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

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

Members always welcome!

Possible Agenda Items:

 

  • GM's B.10 Product Line Monitoring Report
  • GM's B.12 Sustainability Monitoring Report
  • Proposed Council Annual Calendar/ Workplan 2015-2016
  • Council Self-Monitoring of Policy C.3 Council Calendar/Workplan
  • Council, AS, SAB Retreat Planning
  • Council Officer Election 
Process Introduction
  • Proposed Amendments to Policy 2.6 Conditions of Membership

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.

 

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