Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, July 13, 2016

Budget: Council approved the final AMS budget, which forecasts a surplus of $85,874, not including expenditures for Block Party.  VP Finance Louis Retief noted that the contribution from the businesses is expected to go up.

Block Party:  The VP Finance said options are still being explored for Block Party.  Last year it lost over $200,000 at Thunderbird Stadium, so the stadium is probably not an option now.  The courtyard in front of the Nest is being considered.

Executive goals: The Executive presented their goals for the year, including the encouragement of Thunderbird spirit by means of the new Blue and Gold Society, increasing sponsorship, an affordability campaign, a housing campaign, a Nest review, creating more community and fun, decreasing waste, and restructuring financial resources.

Electronic signatures: Council approved a Code amendment to allow electronic signatures on referendum petitions.

eSports: VP Administration Chris Scott said he is exploring options for where to locate the eSports club in the Nest.

GSS in the Nest: After a long discussion about the part of the Nest set aside for the Graduate Students Society, Council directed that there be a joint presentation at the next Council meeting from the VP Administration and a GSS Councillor on options surrounding the use of the space.

Next regular Council meeting: August 3, 2016 in the Forum at 6 pm.

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