May 2012 SGM Notes

Proceedings of the meeting & agreed objectives

By John Burns

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Thank you to all of the people who attended the SGM.

There were about 60 tenants present and the evening started with the Federation Chair welcoming everyone for attending and he hoped that there would be full participation by all present, he then explained how the meeting would progress. 

He then introduced Simon Powell who outlined the reasons why we were there and the thinking behind the Notice of Motion submitted at the AGM. The Chair then introduced Henry Christie a steering group member who took members through the process and how what was before them tonight was achieved. The Chair then called for a ten minute break for the members to fully digest the eleven objectives that the steering group had settled on. 

When the meeting was reconvened there was a full and open discussion on various points that needed clarification. A major concern was Objective No 9 it was felt that it could read that it was the Federations responsibility to maintain and improve facilities, an amendment was put forward to rework the words after allotment holders and to scrutinise maintenance and improvement of facilities, etc. 

The amendment was put to the floor and the ammendment was carried with just one vote against. After further discussions there was a general agreement that no further ammendments needed to be made, it was agreed that the objectives would be put to the floor en bloc, a vote was taken the vote was carried again with just one vote recorded against with a number of abstentions. 

After the meeting was closed cheese and biscuits and wine was offered a pleasant social gathering was held.  

This page was added by Melanie Matthews on 29/06/2012.