May 5 2019

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AGENDA

Roll Call

Board Members

  • President - Kim Burton
  • Vice President - LaDeana Dockery (late)
  • Treasurer - David Springs
  • Secretary - Ken Steadman
  • At Large Director - Barb Davis
  • At Large Director - Rustin Atkeisson
  • At Large Director - Malissa Long
  • At Large Director - James Lancaster

Members

  • Alysa Bumgarner
  • Kevin Bumgarner
  • Jens Torrel
  • Jeff Eck
  • Fred Britain
  • Jerry Carpenter
  • Philip Fraser
  • Nalini Fraser
  • Patrick Hutcheson

Standing Items

Thank you building committee! Several buildings were toured last week Seneca building was 80% occupied would require us to purchase then evict current tenants Armory had purchase cost of $1.1M and minimal A/C. Big Dog building was a blank slate but has minimal A/C but the lease is approximately $6200 per month Those that visited did not feel that the properties did not offer any improvement over the Booth location

New Business

Classroom modification request

Robert Hall requests $50 to modify classroom tables with power strips. - in the facility budget, vote not required. Give receipts to treasurer@makeict.org

Equipment

Received an offer for $10K from someone who’d buy the tormach. We like the tormach though, keeping it and passing on the offer.

Building committee

Vote on proposal https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Hx_6KYAjEVhnKOzyIDB9cMi_mKX6w6dRp21uoLeIzoQ/edit

Ladenna conducted an independent search for comparable properties and could no find anything positively comparable to Booth without an extreme price increase

Fred Britain has experience with rezoning and has offered to assist with process Barb has asked for listing of what material are not included in contents Jens has proposed three contingencies for a contracted offer that is being drafting (See timeline in document) David Springs was asked excuse himself from meeting due to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest James Lancaster to give a second set of eyes on Jens financial numbers at Jens request.

Inspection set for May 8, we’ll have report by the 15th, board meeting the 16th.

Survey responses from the membership: Yes (approve) 83.17% 173 No (disapprove) 16.83% 35

Given the fact that we have a board meeting set for May 16th to reverse our vote if the inspection brings up unexpected complications, Rustin moves that we purchase the building & contents at 5920 E Mt Vernon (pending contingencies met). Ken seconds the motion.

6 in favor, Kim & David abstain, motion carries.

Upcoming Events

  • Annual meeting will probably be June 9
  • Election committee required by May 26
    • Topic for May 16 election
  • Call for candidates by next weekend May 11

Election committee needed two weeks out, per Voting policy.

Other business

Ken motions to spend $110 for Malissa to attend social media day. Barb seconds the motion.

  • six in favor, two abstaining, motion carries.

Dues - how long can you pay in advance?

  • Kim moves that we allow & encourage two year, five year memberships to get money in the bank for this move. Malissa seconds.
    • Discussion: Talk to other makerspaces about what they do with future payments.
      • Motion doesn’t carry/tabled discussion

Fundraising- Meghan Iacuzzi

Meeting following board meeting

Meeting Adjourned at 316pm

Decision Summary

    Task Summary