2017 CNC Area Budget Vote

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  • Mailing List Announcement: ???
  • Officially Proposed: ???
  • Voted on: ???


Previous Budgets

The CNC area budget was $6900 in 2015 and $5500 in 2016 ($3000, with an additional $2500 voted).

While 2016 is not yet reconciled, so the values provided might not be final, CNC actually spent $3,486.25 in 2015 and so far has allocated $4,433.78 for 2016. 2016 Q3 expenses are currently $218.18. For the purpose of understanding how this might relate to 2017 budgeting, the Treasurer recommends adding 10% to this 2016 value at the very least, as there may be some expected end-of-year expenditures from area hosts not included in these values, beyond the usual flux from managing the occasionally lengthy accounting processes that might make these Quickbooks-based data points, slightly off from reality. Additionally, keep in mind that mid year we took on the space expansion, but even the Q3 numbers provided here, do not really show any sort of expected usage of a given area for 2017. It may be wise to factor in at LEAST a 50% or so increase in the numbers here before trying to extrapolate for 2017.. To put it simple, take the numbers for 2015 and 2016 provided at the start of this paragraph and multiply x 1.5, or take this number, the Q3's not yet reconciled figures for spending and multiply by 4 for expanding to a year and then again by 0.5 to minimally account for the average 2x growth in physical size of each area as a result of taking on the rest of the building.


In 2016 the CNC area added 2 major pieces of equipment a 150W Boss laser and a 4x8 CNC plasma cutter. These machines are still in the process of being put in service but will require additional regular maintenance. 2016 also saw an increase in major repair and maintenance, this can partially be attributed to a growing membership and increased usage of the machines.


This budget sets aside some funds for the purchase of consumables and materials made available to the membership. Donations have generally not covered the cost of materials but additional efforts will be made in 2017 to raise awareness of donation policies to help sustain the CNC area consumables and materials.

Account Breakdown

An account breakdown can be found in this Google sheet.


Authorize the board to spend up to $8730 to cover CNC Area expenditures for the fiscal year of 2017. The board assigns this spending authority to the area host. This spending authorization goes into effect 2017-01-01 and expires 2017-12-31.


  • Quorum: 43
  • Yay: 42
  • Nay: 0
  • Abstain: 1