P&P Amendments Adopted
at May 6, 2006 Region Meeting

P&P Amendments

On May 6, 2006, the Region adopted changes to Chapter 3, Elections, to bring them into conformity with National and Division policies and procedures; and the procedures actually being used by the Region.

The Region also adopted increases to Chapter 4, Section 8, Disbursements for Region Travel Expenses to make them the same as Division.

Policies and Procedures amendments are shown below in Track Changes format.

Chapter 3 - Elections

3-1-1 The Region Director and Sections Chief positions shall be elected by the eligible voting members of their respective subunits that are eligible to vote.

3-1-2 The term of office shall be three fiscal years.

3-1-3 A member may be elected to no more than two (2) consecutive terms. A member, who is appointed or elected to complete a Region Director or Section Chief term, may be elected to two (2) more consecutive terms.

3-1-4 The Region Director and Sections Chief elections shall be supervised by the Region Election Coordinator, and/or the Division Election Coordinator in conformity with the Division Bylaws, and Division Policies and Procedures.

3-1-5 The Sections Chief elections shall be supervised by the Region Election Coordinator.

3-1-6 The Region Director may name additional or alternate Region Election Coordinators.

3-1-57 Unless appointed by the ski area, the The method of selecting determining the position of the Patrol Representative shall be determined by the eligible voting members of the patrol.

3-1-68 The fiscal year of election, officer position, and term for elections are:
2004, WM2 Section, term 2005 - 2007;
2005, WM3 Section, term 2006 - 2008;
2005, Region Director, term 2006 - 2008;
2006, WM1 Section, term 2007 - 2009;
2007, WM2 Section, term 2008 - 2010;
2008, WM3 Section, term 2009 2011;
2008, Region Director, term 2009 - 2011;
2009, WM1 Section, term 2010 - 2012;
2010, WM2 Section, term 2011 - 2013;
2011, WM3 Section, term 2012 - 2014;
2011, Region Director, term 2012 - 2014;
2012, WM1 Section, term 2013 - 2015;
2013, WM2 Section, term 2014 - 2016;
2014, WM3 Section, term 2015 2017;
2014, Region Director, term 2015 - 2017.

3-1-97 Unless otherwise determined by the Region Director, Region Election Coordinator or Division Election Coordinator, Each elections shall be held on the following schedule:
December 7 1 Election announced in Region
December 31 Nominations closed
January 2115 Resumes and position Candidate statements due to Region Election Coordinator
February 7 15 Ballots, resumes and position papers sent mailed to eligible members
March 7 Ballots must be returned to be valid
March 10 Announcement of election results
July 1 Term of office begins

3-1-810 All election materials (notices, announcements, resumes, position papers, other than ballots), shall be provided to members eligible to vote by may being posted on the Region website; sent directly to members, by US Postal Service (first-class) or by email; or sent to the Patrol Representatives for redistribution.

3-1-911 Postcard ballots shall be sent to members eligible to vote by U. S. Postal Service (first class) with a self-addressed and stamped ballot.Election material shall be sent to the Patrol Representatives for distribution to the members eligible to vote.

3-1-1012 Ballots for Region Director shall be returned to the Division Election Coordinator, and ballots for Section Chief shall be returned to Region Election Coordinator. Members ballots and votes shall be keep kept secret.

3-1-1113 All election material shall be keep kept for seven (7) three (3) years.

Chapter 4 - Financial

Section 8 - Disbursements for Region Travel Expenses

4-8-9 Maximum reimbursement for mileage expenses shall be $0.20 $0.32 per mile.
Central Division P&P, Chapter 5, F90-7.

4-8-10 Maximum reimbursement for lodging expenses shall be $25.00 per night.Lodging costs shall be reimbursed at one-half the double room rate, with the reimbursement subject to the submission of receipts. Central Division P&P, Chapter 5.

4-8-11 Meal costs shall be reimbursed up to a maximum rate of $30 per day, with the reimbursement subject to the submission of receipts. Maximum reimbursement for meal expenses shall be $7.00 for breakfast, $7.00 for lunch, and 15.00 for dinner. No expenses for alcohol can be reimbursed. Central Division P&P, Chapter 5, F90-7.

4-8-12 Group lodging shall be reimbursed up to a maximum rate of $40 per person per day, with the reimbursement subject to the submission of receipts.

4-8-13 If sufficient funds are not available to pay all allowed and approved travel expenses,expenses; the Region Treasurer shall pay the mileage expenses first, then lodging expenses, and finally meal expenses.