The regular meeting of Board of Directors of the FUNDY CIVIC CENTRE INC. was held at Wesley Hall on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 beginning at 7:00pm.



Brenda Leask                                                     Town of Sussex

Doug O’Leary                                                     Parish of Studholm

Kirk Sabine, Vice-President                         Kingswood University

Shelley Vail                                                         Kingswood University

Alex Coffin                                                          Manager of Potash Corp Civic Centre

Bridget Ryan, Chair                                          Town of Sussex

Patsy Shay                                                          Village of Sussex Corner

Nicole Clement                                                 Village of Norton

Barb Daley                                                          Parish of Cardwell

Jodi Totton-Cummings                                  Parish of Sussex

Scott Adair                                                          LSD Waterford



Kevin Maillet, Treasurer                                                Town of Sussex

Nelson Ball                                                          Parish of Waterford

Raya Khedheri, Secretary                             Parish of Studholm




1.       CALL TO ORDER

Bridget Ryan, called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm.




-          Doug O’Leary gave the board an update on the Finance committee’s suggestions from Donna Floyd’s analysis on the books of the Civic Centre. Doug informed the board that Donna agreed with the numbers found by Sussex Council members.  Committee looking into RDC funding. Scott Adair was present from the financial committee, he informed the board that Alaina Lockhart mentioned that the government would approve a tax funded increase   for an additional 2.5 cents (max) to the current 1 cent.  The minister is affirming and recommending the increase. The board discussed their options, it was suggested that all funding partners to pay their full amount on Jan 1 of each year. Deficit would be paid in 5 years at $58,400. 


It was moved by Doug O’Leary and seconded by Brenda Leask that Bridget would draft a letter to the minister for the 2.5 cents increase (cap) on the current 1 cent, removing the clause stating that the center must have a deficit to receive the funding.

                                                                                                        Motion 06-28-17-298-17-67 Carried


Letter to the municipalities will go out once a response from the minister is received.


It was moved by Shelley Vail and seconded by Doug O’Leary that the board sends a letter to the Potash Corp to request them to pay the deficit of $258,579.00 or any amount they can help with.                                                                            Motion 06-28-17-299-17-67 Carried


Kirk reminded the board that approval to request drawing more than the allotted $20,700 per year from the PCC operational assistance fund.


Finance committee suggested that the board hires Donna Floyd to keep reviewing the books if the center remains open. Board will review that suggestion once a final decision has been made.




-          Alex gave the board an update, indicating that the center has 2 summer students that are paid for by the government and one student that is half paid. Alex give the board an update on how the center was doing, swim lessons, day camps, gym, classes and pool are increasing and moral is building. Informed the board on where we were with the bank account, the center is not in a good position at this time. Board asked questions and discussed concerns regarding this situation, requesting Alex to submit a list of bills that are owed, Bridget would meet with him June 29 to go over which ones to pay first.


Alex reviewed the new Cardiac Care Program confirming to the board that the referred clients will not pay the center but the hope is that they buy a membership after their program is done.


Alex, Bridget and Doug met with an employee of the center and their parents to discuss an issue, meeting went well .


Patsy Shay motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Brenda Leask seconded the motion.

                                                                                                                Motion 06-28-17-300-17-67 Carried





*Next regular meeting will be July 26th, 2017 at 7pm.

*Special meeting to be held in July, TBA