Council Meetings & Resources

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Council Meetings & Resources
Democracy at work

The Co-op council generally meets once a month in our community room and meetings are open to all member-owners. Typically, council meetings are the first Monday of the month, starting at 5:30pm, with a community dinner beginning at 5:00 (July's meeting is often held at the end of June. There is no meeting in early August, but the September meeting is often held at the end of August). The council also hosts an annual membership meeting, generally in early November, to share information about the Co-op and hear from member-owners.

The agenda for the next meeting, including date, time, and place, is posted below as soon as it's available and posted on the Council Information Bulletin Board in the exit way of the Co-op. Upcoming meeting dates for the rest of 2019 are October 7, November 4, December 2.

You are encouraged to share your ideas, comments and concerns with council members. A current list of council members and their contact information can be found here.

Council elections are held each year, beginning in the summer and ending at the annual membership meeting. This year's Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 7. We encourage all members to consider running for the Co-op's Council. Check out this year's application and Council Information Guide and contact us at info@hungermountain.coop or 802-262-3202 if you have any questions.

Agenda and Resources

November 4 council meeting agenda.
View our council meeting guest policy
View Hunger Mountain Co-op bylaws

2018 Impact Report

View the 2018 Impact Report.

Minutes and Audio Recordings

The Council posts meeting minutes online and in the Co-op once they have been approved, generally at the following Council meeting.
Unapproved minutes are available upon request two weeks after a meeting.
In addition to the meeting minutes, you can now listen to audio recordings from our council meetings. Just click the link below.

2019 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings

SEPTEMBER

No September Meeting

OCTOBER

2019-10-07 Audio Part 1

Due to technically difficulties, part 2 of the 10/7/19 audio is unavailable.

NOVEMBER
DECEMBER

2018 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings

Looking for older minutes and audio recordings? Check the Archive

Council Bylaw Committee

Over the next year, the Council will be developing a proposal to make the Co-op's bylaws much clearer. The Council has committed to using a very public process. A committee of seven members, including two Council members, has been appointed and is currently familiarizing itself with the bylaws, their history, and alternatives.

The committee has been charged with simply cleaning up the language and maintaining, to the extent feasible, the intent of the current bylaws. The committee is also flagging potential substantive changes that they may wish to recommend; these would take place in a separate vote.

Committee meetings take place in the Co-op conference room, and members are welcome to attend. The normal schedule will be two-hour meetings, twice monthly. You can keep up with the committee's work, and find the upcoming meeting schedule, on the Council bulletin board near the cash registers and this web page.

Next Meeting: TBA

Hunger Mountain Co-op's Bylaws

Proposed Bylaw Revisions Draft
Proposed Bylaw Revisions Draft with changes/corrections included

Bylaw Committee Notes 10/9/2018
Bylaw Committee Notes 11/7/2018
Bylaw Committee Notes 12/11/18
Bylaw Committee Notes 1/8/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 1/22/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 2/26/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 3/12/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 3/26/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 4/9/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 4/23/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 5/14/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 5/28/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/11/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/25/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 7/9/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 7/23/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 9/10/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 9/24/2019

Additional Resources

Governance Policies

The Co-op Council governs by a system of policy setting and monitoring called Policy Governance. The Ends Policies state the Co-op’s purpose and define what we must achieve in order to be successful; the top-level Ends Policy also serves as our Mission Statement. The Council monitors the Co-op’s performance against its policies through a series of reports prepared by the General Manager according to an annual calendar.

Complete Hunger Mountain Co-op Governing Policies

Current Hunger Mountain Co-op Ends Report

Bylaws

Hunger Mountain Co-op's bylaws are our rules for how we are organized as a cooperative.  The bylaws must conform to the State of Vermont’s Statutes governing cooperatives. They include our agreements on meetings, voting, elections and more. Changes to the bylaws can only be made by a majority of member-owners attending a duly-warned meeting.

Other Resources

•  Our Articles of Incorporation serve as our charter establishing the Co-op as a corporation with the state of Vermont.

•  Established by the International Cooperative Alliance, the Cooperative Principles provide guidance for all cooperatives to put their values into practice.