Every motion is determined by ordinary resolution unless otherwise determined by the Cooperative Association Act or your co-op’s Rules (Rule 15.1 ‘Actions to be determined by ordinary resolution’).
Some examples of when a special resolution is required is if the purpose of the meeting is:
Any type of meeting can include items that require either a special resolution or an ordinary resolution (or both depending on the business being considered) for example members change the Rules by special resolution. At the same meeting they amend a policy by ordinary resolution.
If a special resolution is brought to a meeting, the full text of the special resolution must be included with the notice. The notice period must be at least 14 days’ – see ‘Notices and notice periods‘.
Ordinary resolutions and special resolutions also require different voting majorities: