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PAT Council Rep Nominations This Month

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
September 10, 2008

Nominations for representatives to cover open districts will be accepted by the PAT Council this month. Elections will be held online in October.

Councilors serve two-year terms and can seek re-election for a second term after which two years must pass before they can return to the council. There are 20 districts; one councilor at-large is elected to represent all the districts.

To know what district you’re in or to see who your current councilor is, go to

A reorganization of the districts is currently under review.

In other news at this month’s meeting, Sarah Aldag gave an overview of  “Inauguration 2.0”, the Sept. 16 event when Mark Huddleston will be inaugurated as president. In keeping with UNH’s sustainable efforts, and to help those who would otherwise drive to Durham reduce their carbon footprint, the ceremony will be live online.

Other discussions touched on:

Telecommuting: councilors questioned whether there has been any movement on the topic. The question was raised as to whether the board of trustees has to ‘buy into’ the concept. A suggestion was made to allow those employees whose jobs aren’t conducive to telecommuting to work four days instead of five.

Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) : representatives asked if the committee is still in existence and if any of the proposals it had previously discussed, such as raising the parking permit fee, were going to be implemented. It was requested that Rick MacDonald, the PAT representative to the TPC attend a council meeting prior to the next TPC meeting.

The next PAT Council meeting is Oct. 1 at 1:15 p.m.

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