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March 12, 2009 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
March 12, 2009


  • Richard Connolly
  • Bernie Hart
  • Jim MacLennan
  • Mary Rigby
  • Johnathan Thibodeau
  • Joe Thomas
  • Alan Turner
  • Andrew D. Wright


  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Bill Matheson
  • Kent Murray


  • Max Russell

Minutes of last meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

The minutes of the 12 February Board Meeting were approved as circulated.


Committee Reports

Financial Report

Alan Turner, Treasurer, presented the financial statement for the month of February 2009 and a draft budget for 2009.

The revenue for February was $8220. This figure was significantly higher than that for the previous year, the February 2008 revenue was $7466. The revenue to the end of February was $19640.

February expenses were $9651, which included $2000 to Dalhousie University and $2376 to Eastlink. Expenses for February 2008 were 8946.

Alan reviewed the draft budget for 2009 noting that if both the projected revenue and expenses were accurate there would be a short fall of $14400 for the year.

Alan moved the acceptance of his report seconded by Kent.

During discussion focused on the 2009 budget Andrew noted if the Board accepted his request that he be placed on half time salary while simultaneously raising Johnathan's hourly rate from $12.25 to $15.00 the shortfall could essentially be eliminated. Alan agreed that if the rest of budget remained the same and Andrew's suggestion was implemented within the next month it could be feasible for CCN to complete 2009 without debt.

Alan proposed "That of the next pay period, for the remainder of this year Andrew Wright be paid on a half time salary basis and that Johnathan Thibodeau's maintain his present work schedule but his hourly rate be increased to $15.00." Moved by Alan, seconded by Jim. Motion passed.

Technical Report

Johnathan gave the technical report.

The operating system was upgraded last month and is functioning well.

He is testing a webmail version that is slightly faster than the one now in use. So far it is promising.


Joe Howe Manor

Johnathan noted that equipment that can be used on the Joe Howe Building has arrived and he could work on the installation there, including the associated work on Fenwick Tower, when and if clearance is given.


Convenience store promotion

Richard handed around copies of the in-store information sheet participating merchants receive. Each store is identified by a unique number based on postal code area. The number is clearly displayed on the information sheet and is the same number that will be noted by incoming members who join under the convenience store promotion programme.

Andrew showed a sample of the small poster which will be displayed on the door of the each participating store. These will be distributed with the the information sheets.


Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Wednesday evening 29 April at the Bloomfield Centre. It will start at 7:00pm, but all Board members should be on site by 6:30pm.

Richard will speak on the Convenience Store Programme, and an executive member of the Imagine Bloomfield programme will be invited to speak on that initiative.

Andrew will check what connections Bloomfield Centre may have in order to programme any wireless of or other displays. Andrew will contact the auditor within the next few days.


Next Meeting

Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm. The next Board Meeting will be held 9 April, 6:30pm.





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