Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2010
- Richard Connolly
- Bernie Hart
- Michael Marshall
- Kent Murray
- Mary Rigby
- Johnathan Thibodeau
- Joe Thomas
- Alan Turner
- Jeff Warnica
- Andrew D. Wright
- Terry Dalton
- Marilyn MacDonald
Minutes of last meeting
The meeting was called to order by Bernie at 6:35 pm.
The minutes of the Board Meeting 14 January were
approved as circulated. Moved by Joe. Seconded by Terry.
Alan Turner, Treasurer, presented the financial statement
for the month of January.
The income for the month was $11077, which was
close to that of January 2009. A $2725 grant from
HRC@P was included in this figure.
Expenses for January were $3311. This figure is very
close to that of December.
The bank balance on January 31 was $22847.
Alan noted CCN's financial statue is quite positive
and as long as expenses continue to be low we can
keep within the budget.
Acceptance of the report moved by Alan. Seconded
by Kent. Passed.
Johnathan presented a short technical report.
He noted the invoice for the Wifi equipment had
been received from the supplier in Montreal.
It should be paid during the next week, and
order should arrive by mid-March.
Johnathan noted that the system handling spam
should be replaced fairly soon. He would like
to see a new one in place before problems arise.
No significant surges of spam have occurred
recently, but it is increasing incrementally.
Joe Howe Manor project
A copy of the site lease covering the installation of
equipment on Joe Howe Manor is in hand. Andrew
will begin the process of obtaining insurance for
this venture as a copy of the policy needs to be attached
to the lease. There will be no cost for the lease. The
initial insurance should between $600-$700 but the cost
for each additional building will significantly less.
Town Hall/ Community Forum
Members took part in an open discussion, focused
on the format and content of the first community
Town Hall, which will be held at the regional library
in Spryfield, 10 March 2010.
Andrew will devise a poster over the weekend.
Richard and Bernie offered to distribute the poster,
and other members will undertaken as many as they
can on display as well.
Andrew will display the meeting in the website, and
an announcement will be sent to all members via email.
Mike asked for suggestions of people who members
thought should be contacted directly. He will start
by asking the library for a list of community organizations
and businesses. Members offered to focus on locating
contacts from specific groups:
- Jeff - businesses and property owners
- Alan - churches
- Michael - community groups
- Bernie - politicians
Special Payment of Funds
After Andrew and Johnathan excused themselves
the remaining members discussed the payment of a
one time bonus to them both.
MOTION: That CCN pay Andrew and Johnathan
each a bonus of $2500 in cognizance of the work
they have undertaken to maintain and the develop
the community net. Moved by Alan. Seconded by Joe.
The next meeting will be Thursday, 11 March,
Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.