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2017 Ballot

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Downloadable 2017 ballot PDF here.

Ballots are due by Tuesday, July 18th at 6:00pm! They will be counted at the Special Membership Meeting at the Central Business Office (1457 E. Washington Ave. Madison), beginning at 6:30pm that night. Drop your Ballot off at the kiosk near the Customer Service desk at any of our stores, vote online via the unique ballot link emailed to you (if we have your current email address), or mail absentee ballots in the envelope inserted in this issue of the Reader (stamp needed). Please vote for up to five candidates. Ballots with more than five votes will not be counted. Only Owners’ votes are valid. One vote per Owner account. If both Owners on a Household Account vote, only the Primary Owner’s vote will be counted. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. (If you would like your ballot to remain anonymous, use the following procedure: 1. Place completed ballot in envelope and seal. 2. Write your name and Owner number and sign across the seal. 3. Mail or deposit in the ballot box.)

WILLY WEST EXPANSION

The Board of Directors and Management are requesting Owners to approve of an expenditure of funds, not to exceed $2,250,000, for the expansion and remodel of the Co-op retail store located at 6825 University Avenue, Middleton, WI.

___ I support the expenditure of funds, not to exceed $2,250,000, for the expansion and remodel of the Co-op retail store located at 6825 University Avenue, Middleton, WI (Willy West).

___ I do not support the expenditure of funds for the expansion and remodel of the Co-op retail store located at 6825 University Avenue, Middleton, WI (Willy West). 

CO-OP EXPANSION

The Board of Directors and Management are considering the possibility of an expansion project in the next few years. While the nature of such an expansion has not been determined, Owners are asked to vote on whether the Co-op should take action on expansion opportunities as they present themselves. “Within the next three years” means that by July 18, 2020, the Co-op officers are signing the contracts for the purchase or rental of the site for a proposed expansion project. 

___ I support the expenditure in excess of 10% Owner equity toward an expansion project within the next three years. 

___ I do not support the expenditure in excess of 10% Owner equity toward an expansion project within the next three years. 

BYLAW 5.7 SUBSECTION 3 CHANGE

The Owners are asked to approve of the adoption of an amendment to section 5.7 of the WSGC Bylaws to change the current bylaw 5.7 subsection 3 to subsection 4 while creating a new subsection 3 which reads as follows: 

3. If a Director has acted against the best interest of the Co-op or has violated the Director’s code of conduct, the Director may be removed by a 2/3 vote of the Directors present at a Board Meeting, at which this item is on the agenda, provided that (a) the Director in question is first given no less than ten calendar days advance written notice that this subject will be on the board’s agenda, and (b) the Director in question is accorded an adequate opportunity to respond in person or in writing regarding their alleged violation before the expulsion vote is taken by the board.

___ I support the amendment of WSGC bylaw 5.7 using the language provide above. 

___ I do not support the amendment of WSGC bylaw 5.7 using the language provide above. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

___ Brian L. Anderson

___ Jeannine Bindl

___ Evan Cameron

___ Sarah Daniels

___ Meghan Gauger

___ Ben Gold

___ Scott Isabella

___ Caryn Murphy

___ Stephanie Ricketts

___ Bonnie Watson