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June 5, 2003 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
June 5, 2003


  • Mark Alberstat
  • Ed Dyer
  • Bernie Hart
  • Reg Hody
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Gerard MacNeil
  • Bill Matheson
  • John McKay
  • Chris Watt
  • Andrew D. Wright


  • Jeff Warnica


  • Joan Jones

Call to Order

Called to order by Marilyn MacDonald.

Minutes of May 1, 2003 Meeting

Moved by Bernie Hart that the minutes be accepted as amended. Seconded by John McKay.

Staff Matters

Following the termination of his work-term Johnathan has been re-hired on a part-time basis.

Ed Dyer has been involved in acquisition of funding for a student employment program, as soon as we can choose a suitable candidate.

Moved by Bernie Hart that Chebucto approve a fixed hourly rate and authorize Ed Dyer to hire a student on behalf of Chebucto. Seconded by Gerard MacNeil. Motion carried.

Committee Chair

Mark Alberstat is stepping down as chair of the Internal committee. Gerard MacNeil has volunteered to take over as Internal committee chair.

Moved by Ed Dyer that Gerard MacNeil be elected as chair of the Internal committee. Seconded by Bernie Hart. Motion carried.

Inner City Project

The Inner City Initiative project is currently involved in providing computers to people in the project area. A youth training program is also being setup.

Bernie Hart and Gerard MacNeil have been involved in the Canada Volunteerism Initiative, another effort to organize volunteer labor in Nova Scotia through a web portal.

WiFi project

Moved by Chris Watt that Chebucto purchase fall-safety equipment for use in roof-top operations. Seconded by Gerard MacNeil. Motion carried.

Request for support letter

Paradise Cinema is attempting to establish a case for a grant as an urban resource center.

Moved by Gerard MacNeil that Chebucto express its support for the application of Paradise Cinema for funding by HRM. Seconded by Reg Hody. Motion carried.


Committee Reports

Technical Committee

Spam is continuing to increase, plans are underway for upgrades to the spam-filtering server.

Nothing to report on the development of a secure server.

The Technical committee would like to upgrade the RAM on Chebucto's main server.

Finance Committee

A financial report was submitted by Bernie Hart.

The potential Chebucto toll-free service is currently awaiting information from Sprint Canada regarding authentication options.

Policy Committee

Nothing to report.

External Committee

Chebucto will be taking part in the 50+ Expo next week.

Moved by Chris Watt that the Board will pay Andrew Wright based on his usual hourly wage for any extra hours worked in connection to the 50+ Expo. Seconded by Gerard MacNeil. Motion carried with one abstention.

Internal Committee

The new Chair has nothing to report.



Moved by Bill Matheson. So declared.

Next Meeting: July 3, 2003.





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