Board Meeting Minutes 20110203

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Regular bi-monthly members meeting: Feb 3rd 2011 - delayed from the 1st due to weather

Acting President: Ross Smith

Acting Secretary: Brad McMahon

Started: 7:36pm

Locked out next door Neighbor

-- Eric just locked them out with Ziptie and a lock: There I fixed it


Fire extinguisher

-- for the halon once you exhausted it leave the room
--- It will give you a headache if exposed
--- Unless you have excessive exposure it won't kill you
-- Red strips and red arrows designates fire extinguisher
-- Let the group know if you used any of them
-- Don't leave stuff in the walking paths 
-- Laid out with tape


Gas

-- They keep misreading our meter
-- we are around our estimate for 2 months an they charged us a fraction
   a month.
-- turn on the fans when you run the heat


Electric

-- looks like we spend $150-$200 a month
-- The service isn't in our names so things get complicated so were not really sure if were on the hook for our usage or not


Lease neighboring space

-- 10k sq ft
-- rent the space at our current budget isn't really in the cards
-- we are looking for sub leasers to fill out parts/most of the space.


-- poll came down to a indecisive list
-- keeping the original logo


Standing Rules

-- Board is drafting up rules on project, objects being created or brought into the space. Still in their first draft so nothing has been made official.


Working groups

501c3

 --- Finally had our meeting with an accountant. Got most of our answers and can now move forward quickly.
 --- Ed will be giving a summary of the meeting that answers many of our questions
 --- the expedited IRS online filing process is delayed until 3rd qtr


Beautification

 --- Karen made an awesome electronics sign - Kudos 
  ---- wants to make more signs in other areas.
 --- Signs have started to appear through out the space, please read them


PR

--- we are out of PR material 


Web

--- We are aware of twitter being busted, Brad is on it


Large Projects

-- Trailer
 --- Working with some sponsors to help finish the trailer
 --- Goal is to be finished by May


Plasma cutter

 --- it's moving forward, no cutter yet but has a control board and a computer
 --- Russ might have a lead on a cutter head and tig welder 


Lighting

 -- Joe will be adding  2 6-tube fixtures, and rebuilding a couple two tube lights

Snow Plow

 -- Our landlord plows our drive, so if you see him say thanks


Fire class

 -- The front area needs cleaning, large project storage will be emptied for the duration of the event
 -- Again all fire class activity will take place outside


Doc Update

-- Ross is having some trouble with getting in contact with electromagnate
-- Last talk we had with them was 2 weeks ago
-- raised $17k to pull this off


Org

-- Let's keep up the good work
-- Cabinets might show up in the e-room


Mailing List

 -- BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER


Punch List

 -- punch list is static 
 -- tabled for the next meeting


WOW

-- we currently pay $45 the new service is $75 ( it's 15 /2 ). 
-- Vote: 
   We Resolve to switch our service to WoW ( wide open west)
   Whereas we will upgrade our service at a cost of $75 / month
   For the purposes of meeting our growing interment needs.
   Ross Smith called the vote, Seconded by Eric Merrill
  Attendees: 
  Yeah:
   Eric, Ross, Trevor, Brad Ted, Ed, Paul, Matt, Steve
  Nate B. votes Neh


Cal

 -- Check the calendar for upcoming events


New Business

 -- Salvage party:  will be scheduled with Nate B is town


Call to end the meeting: Ross Smith, Seconded by Eric Merill

Ended: 9pm