December 19, 2016
To: Ninth District Membership
From: Anthony Cuomo, D.D.S., Chairman, Bylaws Committee
The below resolution will be presented for vote at the Board of Governor's Tuesday, January 31, 2017 meeting at Casa Rina Restaurant, Thornwood, NY.
Amendment (Bd Resolution 1-17)
BACKGROUND STATEMENT: Due to recent events involving multiple executive sessions surrounding financial matters involving employees of this Association, the following amendment is proposed to our existing Constitution and Bylaws. The inclusion of this section is consistent with policies currently in place at NYSDA. The passage of this resolution would allow the Board and committees of this Association to discuss matters of a sensitive nature in private when necessary.
RESOLVED, that CHAPTER VII. MEETINGS, of the Ninth District Dental Association Bylawsbe amended as follows (additions underscored; deletions stricken through):
SECTION 3: EXECUTIVE SESSIONS:
A. Executive Sessions:Executive sessionsof committees and/or the Board of Governors of this Associationmay be held only for purposes of confidential legal and legislative issues, personnel issues, or issues involving confidential corporate financial information, in accordance with the New York State Open Meetings Law. All members of the Board of Governors or of a committee are entitled to attend an executive session, unless they are the subject of the executive session. All other necessary staff may be asked by the presiding officer to remain in an executive session. Any official action or vote taken in an executive session must be reported publicly and recorded in the minutes for that meeting.