2015 Budget PLAN C Vote

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History

  • 2014-12-22 - Initial groundwork for plan B
  • 2014-12-23 - Plan B announced as a vote
  • 2014-12-30 - Vote Date (failed to meet quorum)
  • 2014-12-30 - Vote renamed to "2015 Budget PLAN C Vote"
  • 2015-01-06 - Vote Date - Vote Passes

Background

Plan C

There is a Plan A vote in progress. Plan B failed to meet quorum. This is plan C. This vote should not be proposed if Plan A is ready or already passed. If plan C is proposed and passes, the intention is to overwrite it with Plan A when it is complete.

Plan C is to reuse the 2014 budget in 2015, so that we can still spend money in January if there is no budget authorization already ready.

Plan C is the 2014 budget with the following changes:

Changes

  • Since no area host expense number is based on current research, all areas assign $3,000
  • Big Picture section removed, because it was full of lies and outdated information.
  • April to December sections removed, as this vote is going to be looked at in December/January
  • Year changed from 2014 to 2015 where applicable
  • Planning sheet removed, because it was for 2014
  • removed Atmosphere, Zapier, and Zoho, as we are not using them anymore.

Big Picture

The Big Picture is that this is a plan C vote, made without a plan or research.

Area Host

Area hosts submitted budgets to this vote's sponsors with items that lead toward the area hosts's vision for his or her area. The process chosen for deciding is the following:

  • New capital purchases over $500 were not chosen for authorization under this proposal
    • Filtering a specific purchase out was not a condemnation of the purchase, but to allow the members to have a more distinct voice in the expenditure decisions of the Hackerspace.
    • Knowing what might be purchased later this year was helpful in planning the rest of year.
  • Member projects were moved out.
    • Again, not a condemnation, but intended for these to be resubmitted as member votes by the interested parties.
    • Knowing these numbers is also very helpful for planning.
  • Any area host budget under $3,000 after removing items for separate vote was bumped up to a minimum $3,000.


Area Host Total: $27,000

Monthly and Fixed Expenses Explained

The following is a list of recurring expenses.

Expense Yearly
Rent $45,108
Gas $8,592
Laser Loan $2,292
Chase Fees $300
Quickbooks $504
Waste Management $1,776
Comcast $2,304
Pagely $1,440
Comed $7,920
Member Points $7,200
Insurance $2,686
  • Yearly Total: $77,830.00

Language

  • The following expenditure are approved by the membership provided that executing the purchase would not bring the cash assets of the hackerspace below 8 month rent, currently $30,072. These authorizations will be valid through December 31st, 2015.
  • All previous budget authorizations not made in the past 90 days are expired.

Area Host

The Area hosts are authorized to spend the following amounts for tools, consumables, supply and maintenance for their respective areas. Capital purchases over $500 are not valid under this authorization. Capital purchases over $500 that replace or repair existing tooling and machinery are valid under this authorization.

Area Amount
Electronics $3,000
Woodworking $3,000
CNC $3,000
Cold Metals $3,000
Hot Metals $3,000
Arts $3,000
Kitchen $3,000
Tool Cage $3,000
General $3,000

General and Administrative

The following expenditures are authorized.

Item Annual
Cleaning $1,000
Parties $1,000
Office Supplies $500
Swag $200
Meals and Entertainment $500

Board of Directors Expenditures

The following expenditures are authorizable by the Board of Directors for any amount, but listed here to represent expectation.

Item Annual
Legal $3,000
Space Maintenance $1,000
Business Fees $300
Safety $1,000
Member Points $7,200

Recurring Expenses

The following expenses are authorized.

Expense Yearly
Rent $45,108
Laser Loan $2,292
Chase Fees $300
Quickbooks $504
Waste Management $1,776
Comcast $2,304
Pagely $1,440
Insurance $2,686

Recurring Variable Expenses

Electrical and Gas are authorized to the amount the hacker space is billed, which may be more or less than the estimates below.

Expense Yearly
Gas $8,592
Comed $7,920