February 20 2017

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Roll Call

  • Board Members
    • Logan Pajunen
    • John Alexander
    • Kip Landwehr
    • Barb Davis
    • Christian Kindel
    • James Lancaster
    • Dominic Canare
  • Members
    • David Springs
    • Jeremiah Burian
    • John Harrison
    • Matt Pogue
    • Mike Barushok
    • Mike Hutton

Standing Items

  • Treasurer’s report - distributed via email
    • Have 319 members
  • Outreach and Maker Academy reports
    • none submitted this month


Old Business

  • Consignment Policy approval, drafted by Mike Barushok
    • Motion to approve the consignment policy
      • Motion passes
    • @DECISION: The Consignment Policy is approved.
  • ERP access policy approval, drafted by James Seymour
    • There is some confusion about what James would like us to vote on.
    • Not voted on at this meeting
  • Hackables Policy revision approval, revised by James Lancaster
    • Motion to accept the Hackables policy
      • Request to fix a grammatical mistake
        • Change accepted
      • Motion passes
    • @DECISION: The Hackables Policy is approved.
    • @TODO (Matt Pogue and Lewis, no date): Work together to determine how the shelves by the back door / metalshop will be governed
  • Authorization and Area Lead Policy Draft approval, created by Logan Pajunen
    • A few semantics revisions are proposed and accepted.
    • Motion to approve the revised authorization and area lead policy
      • Motion passes
    • @DECISION: The Authorization and Area Lead Policy is approved.
  • Tool Loan Policy revision approval, revised by Logan Pajunen
    • Credit to other makerspace will be moved to a footnote
    • Redundant bullets about equipment maintenance/use removed
    • Motion to approve policy
      • Motion passes
    • @DECISION: The Tool Loan Policy is approved.


New Business

  • Graffiti Sign - proposed by Barb Davis
    • Barb found an artist (Chino) that is willing to paint a graffiti sign on the side of our building. She would like permission from the Board to continue discussion with him about the idea.
    • Album with some of the Chino’s previous work
  • Sponsoring of member to be certified as a CPR and First Aid instructor, $200 allocation requested - proposed by Tom McGuire
    • Certification would be through the American Heart Association
    • If we sponsor someone, we should send at least two people
    • Discussion about how we should handle payment for the class
      • MakeICT could pay the fee for someone(s) to take the class, but then they have to teach a fixed number (4 or 5?) of classes at MakeICT without charging an instructor’s fee.
      • Any member could go and pay for the class themselves and then teach any number of classes they want at MakeICT and charge an instructor’s fee.
    • Suggestion to look into purchasing a defibrillator for the MakeICT Makerspace.
  • Commercial use of makerspace re: John Harrison and Filimin
    • John is looking at using the laser early in the mornings (something like 3:00-6:00).
    • He’s willing to give up the machine if a member comes in and wants to use it for maker activities. He is of the mind that the machine’s primary use should be for making, not for running a business.
    • Should we put up a sign when the machine is being used for business related work, so that people know they can ask to cut in?
    • John has offered to help pay for machine maintenance in return for his heavy use of the machine for commercial purposes.
    • John does not have long-term plans to run his business using the MakeICT laser cutter. He’s looking to use ours as a trial run to see if he may want to purchase his own as a long-term solution for his business.
    • Nobody seemed opposed, but no official vote was taken
  • UV Printer
    • Three options:
      • MakeICT owns the UV Printer and host it at the makerspace
      • MakeICT owns the UV Printer and John H. hosts it in his warehouse and allows MakeICT members to access it
      • John Harrison owns the UV Printer, MakeICT members will have shared access to it
    • Motion to accept the UV printer with the location pending, but including the possibility of John’s warehouse for which he will receive no compensation
      • Motion passes
    • @DECISION: We will accept the UV printer with the location pending, but including the possibility of John Harrison’s warehouse, for which he will receive no compensation.
  • 30 day class notice policy proposal - "At least one authorization class for areas requiring authorization must be on the calendar in the following 30 days." - drafted by Logan Pajunen, moot if above Authorization and Area Lead Policy Draft is passed
    • Not talked about due to Authorization and Area Lead Policy being passed
  • Proposal to move jewelry from its current location in the ERP Lab to the storage room - proposed by David Springs
    • The “dark room” would need some electricity and some benches to be usable as a space for jewelry.
    • Motion to allocate the “dark room” for use by the jewelry area.
      • Motion passes
    • @DECISION: The “dark room” will be cleared out for use by the jewelry area.
  • Authorization to bid on a metal bandsaw, not to exceed $500
    • Motion to approve up to $320 for Mike Hutton to bid on a Wilton bandsaw for the metalshop.
      • Motion passes with 1 opposed and 1 vote withheld.
    • @DECISION: Up to $320 has been approved for Mike Hutton to bid on a Wilton bandsaw for the metalshop.
  • Exterior Security at the makerspace
    • Some members have witnessed attempted break-ins of cars around the makerspace.
    • We should put up lights and possibly cameras around the outside of the building.
    • Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $250 dollars for exterior lights.
      • Motion passes
    • @DECISION: The expenditure of up to $250 dollars for exterior lights at the makerspace is approved.
    • Is there anything else we can do to make our makerspace a safer place for our members?
      • Can we communicate to our members during orientations that there have been a few incidents?
      • We could hire a part-time security officer to patrol on Maker Mondays (probably overkill).
  • Discussion about firearms policy.
    • Lots of discussion about what’s legal and not legal.
    • David Springs suggested that we just bring an ATF agent down to explain what is and is not legal in our space.
    • @TODO (David Springs, no date): See if you can arrange for an ATF agent to come to the next Board meeting


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