FUNDY CIVIC CENTRE INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The regular meeting of Board of Directors of the FUNDY CIVIC CENTRE INC. was held at Wesley Hall on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 beginning at 7:00pm.
Brenda Leask Town of Sussex
Doug O’Leary Parish of Studholm
Kirk Sabine, Vice-President Kingswood University
Shelley Vail Kingswood University
Alex Coffin Manager of Potash Corp Civic Centre
Bridget Ryan, Chair Town of Sussex
Patsy Shay Village of Sussex Corner
Nicole Clement Village of Norton
Barb Daley Parish of Cardwell
Jodi Totton-Cummings Parish of Sussex
Scott Adair LSD Waterford
Kevin Maillet, Treasurer Town of Sussex
Nelson Ball Parish of Waterford
Raya Khedheri, Secretary Parish of Studholm
1. CALL TO ORDER
Bridget Ryan, called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm.
2. FINANCIAL REPORT
- Doug O’Leary gave the board an update on the Finance committee’s suggestions from Donna Floyd’s analysis on the books of the Civic Centre. Doug informed the board that Donna agreed with the numbers found by Sussex Council members. Committee looking into RDC funding. Scott Adair was present from the financial committee, he informed the board that Alaina Lockhart mentioned that the government would approve a tax funded increase for an additional 2.5 cents (max) to the current 1 cent. The minister is affirming and recommending the increase. The board discussed their options, it was suggested that all funding partners to pay their full amount on Jan 1 of each year. Deficit would be paid in 5 years at $58,400.
It was moved by Doug O’Leary and seconded by Brenda Leask that Bridget would draft a letter to the minister for the 2.5 cents increase (cap) on the current 1 cent, removing the clause stating that the center must have a deficit to receive the funding.
Motion 06-28-17-298-17-67 Carried
Letter to the municipalities will go out once a response from the minister is received.
It was moved by Shelley Vail and seconded by Doug O’Leary that the board sends a letter to the Potash Corp to request them to pay the deficit of $258,579.00 or any amount they can help with. Motion 06-28-17-299-17-67 Carried
Kirk reminded the board that approval to request drawing more than the allotted $20,700 per year from the PCC operational assistance fund.
Finance committee suggested that the board hires Donna Floyd to keep reviewing the books if the center remains open. Board will review that suggestion once a final decision has been made.
3. MANAGERS REPORT
- Alex gave the board an update, indicating that the center has 2 summer students that are paid for by the government and one student that is half paid. Alex give the board an update on how the center was doing, swim lessons, day camps, gym, classes and pool are increasing and moral is building. Informed the board on where we were with the bank account, the center is not in a good position at this time. Board asked questions and discussed concerns regarding this situation, requesting Alex to submit a list of bills that are owed, Bridget would meet with him June 29 to go over which ones to pay first.
Alex reviewed the new Cardiac Care Program confirming to the board that the referred clients will not pay the center but the hope is that they buy a membership after their program is done.
Alex, Bridget and Doug met with an employee of the center and their parents to discuss an issue, meeting went well .
Patsy Shay motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Brenda Leask seconded the motion.
Motion 06-28-17-300-17-67 Carried
*Next regular meeting will be July 26th, 2017 at 7pm.
*Special meeting to be held in July, TBA