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Minutes of the April 3, 2019 Executive Board Meeting – Web Conference

Minutes of the April 3, 2019 Executive Board Meeting – Web Conference

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Web Conference

The Executive Board was called to order at 12:04 p.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Tara Langford, Kenneth Maclam, Philip Shearer, Ken Steinbrunner and Carl Thibodeau, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President was also in attendance

Presidents Report

155 Lesmill Road

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara —

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip —

Steinbrunner, Ken —

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 14 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas OPSEU continues to grow; and

Whereas OPSEU requires office/meeting space for staff and members for today and the future; and

Whereas OPSEU currently is utilizing a space at Vic Park that costs the members a substantial amount for lease and associated costs on an annual basis, which have been ongoing for the past 8 years; and

Whereas this lease will be ending in approximately 2 years; and

Whereas owning a space for our work nearby head office would be more advantageous for Members and Staff alike;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve that OPSEU purchase 155 Lesmill Road as outlined in rational; and

Be it further resolved that the funds for the purchase are to be drawn from the Strike Fund; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU will pay these funds back to the strike fund at 500k per year until the full amount is paid back; and

Be it further resolved that the initial repayment funds for 2019 will come from the general fund and in subsequent years be part of the budget; and

Be it further resolved that the financials will have a separate ledger indicating the borrowed amount and payments made to 155 Mortgage.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara —

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip —

Steinbrunner, Ken —

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 15 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 1:09p.m. All members were present except Tara Langford, Kenneth Maclam, Philip Shearer, Ken Steinbrunner and Carl Thibodeau.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President
Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary