Please join us for the 2019 Orangeville BIA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday January 30th, 2019. The AGM will take place at the Opera House from 7:30-9:00 pm. The Pre-meeting wine & cheese meet & greet in the Town Hall atrium from 6:30-7:30 pm is a great opportunity to catch up with your business neighbors and enjoy some great food. The Agenda Package will be available 7 days in advance of the meeting here: https://downtownorangeville.ca/obia-info/members. The meeting will include a question period, however time will be limited, so please communicate any general questions or concerns in advance of the meeting to email@example.com or by calling 519 942-0087. Please note that along with the usual financial report and budget presentations, the AGM will include an election for the OBIA Board of Management for the 2019-2023 term. As always, only property/business owners or registered proxies are eligible to vote (employees/guest are not eligible to vote). If you are interested in joining the BIA Board, please read the attached nomination information. The OBIA Constitution requires some minor amendments which will be included as part of the AGM Agenda. The proposed amendments are highlighted in yellow below: 1.1 BIA office - shall mean the office maintained by the Orangeville Business Improvement Area and located at 10 First Street, Orangeville or any such location as the Board may approve from time to time; 1.0 Structure As established in the Town By-law 9-98, the Board consists of no less than 5 and a maximum of nine (9) members appointed by Council, one of whom is a member of Council, and the remainder of whom are individuals entitled to notice under section 210(1) of the Municipal Act and who are: 1.1 Persons who are tenants of such property and under the tenant’s lease, are required to pay all or part of the taxes on the property; or 1.2 Persons who are nominated by such persons; The Board may include up to two Members from the area described in Town By-law 78-97 and commonly known as the Fairgrounds Shopping Centre. 22.2 At each AGM, an annual report for the preceding year, the audited preliminary financial statements reports for the preceding year and a proposed budget for the next calendar year must be presented to the Membership, after which time the budget, including the levy requested, will be put before Council for approval. 22.3 Following the presentation of the budget at the AGM, the Board shall submit its annual report for the preceding year to Council by the date and in the form requested by the Town, and the report shall include audited preliminary financial statements reports. For your reference, the original OBIA Constitution document can be found here: https://downtownorangeville.ca/wp-content/uploads/OBIA-Constitution-FINAL.pdf.