Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, June 1, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of June 1, 2016:

Return of the Speaker: Council reappointed Abdul Alnaar to the post of Speaker of Council for another year.

AMS Security: A student who is also an employee of AMS Security asked about cuts in the Security Department.  AMS President Ava Nasiri said there had been a restructuring and an integration with Campus Security which will save the AMS money.

Governance Review: Council was informed about the process for going forward on the 16 recommendations from the Governance Review consultants.

Childminding: Council agreed to allocate additional funds for the childminding centre in the Nest.

Appointments: Council made additional committee appointments, and President Ava Nasiri introduced one of the new external members of the Business Board, Kenneth Tan.

Happy Birthday to the Nest: Ava noted that June 1 was the first anniversary of opening the doors of the AMS Student Nest.

Welcome Back Barbecue: Council approved a provisional budget for the barbecue.

Final Budget: Council agreed to postpone consideration of the final overall AMS budget until the July 13 Council meeting.

Online reports: Council discussed the idea of putting Constituency reports online instead of presenting them orally at Council meetings.

Next regular Council meeting: June 22, 2016 in the Forum at 6 pm.

Sheldon Goldfarb
Clerk of Council

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