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General Meeting Agenda

REVISED AGENDA AS OF 1/20/15

January 2015 General Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: MS51, 350 Fifth Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. Enter on Fourth St. cul-de-sac. Fourth St. entrance is handicap accessible.
  • Time for agenda items in parentheses is a suggestion. The Chair has the discretion to change the time allotted.
  • More information on the agenda items may be available at the entrance table at the meeting. Please read the materials available between 7:00 and 7:15 p.m.
  • You must be a current Food Coop member to attend the General Meeting. Please bring your Coop I.D. card to be admitted.

Item 1: Partnership with Terra Cycle Recycling (30 minutes)

Discussion: Provide members an opportunity to recycle waste from certain items sold at the Coop not currently recycled by NYC waste management.—submitted by the Environmental Committee

REVISED Item 2: Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Comply with Changes to NYS Law and to Eliminate the Current Conflict between the Coop's Bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation (30 minutes)

Proposal: To amend Article I of the Park Slope Food Coop, Inc. as follows: —submitted by the General Coordinators

Current Bylaws, Article I:

Type of Cooperative

The Park Slope Food Coop, Inc. shall be a non-stock membership cooperative as defined in Article I section 3 of the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law. The Not-For-Profit Corporation Law shall apply to the Park Slope Food Coop as described in Article I section 5 of the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law.

Proposed Amended Bylaws, Article I:

Type of Cooperative

The Park Slope Food Coop, Inc. is incorporated under the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law as a general non-stock cooperative corporation.

Article I section 3 paragraph (d) of the New York State Cooperative Corporations Law states, "A cooperative corporation shall be classed as a non-profit corporation, since its primary object is not to make profits for itself as such, or to pay dividends on invested capital, but to provide service and means whereby its members may have the economic advantage of cooperative action...."

Item 3: Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas Project (30 minutes)

Proposal: For the Coop to get involved in the current movement against Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas Project, including submitting comments.—submitted by Martha Cameron

The Agenda Committee minutes and the status of pending agenda items are available in the Membership Office.

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