2018 Budget Vote

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  • 2017-12-21 - Vote announced on the mailing list
  • 2018-01-25 - Language locked in.
  • 2018-01-30 - Vote of the membership on this budget.



This budget is designed with the following goals:

  • Make sure there is savings set aside for 6 full months of operating expenses.
  • Set aside funds for other emergency expenses such as safety, building maintenance/improvements/code complaince, and city occupancy.
  • Authorize the Board to spend money on normal administrative expenses not already authorized by the bylaws.
  • Predict expenditures based on a conservative membership model that shows 0% growth based on December 2017 membership and income calculations.

Budget Overview

Account Annual Description
Current Bank Balance $161,204.41
Projected Income $255,720.00
Operational Budget -$234,052.55
Administrative Expenses -$36,983.40 For membership approval
Area Budgets -$63,640.00 For membership approval
Outstanding Votes -$35,615.00 Votes not yet expired and voted on by the membership - not included in "Savings Requirement" calculation
Discretionary funds available for votes $46,633.47

Operational Expenses

Account Monthly Annual Annual Total Description
Bank Charges / Fees -$75.00 -$5,489.04 -$6,389.04
Rent $0.00 -$91,806.99 -$91,806.99
Utilities $0.00 -$29,000.00 -$29,000.00
Insurance $0.00 -$5,499.00 -$7,379.25
Professional Services $0.00 -$28,500.00 -$28,500.00 Includes compliance budget
Savings Requirement $0.00 -$71,000.00 -$71,000.00 6mo of operational expenses - see 1.
Total -$75.00 -$231,295.03 -$234,075.28
  1. The savings requirement is an emergency fund that puts a minimum amount of funds aside to cover 6 months of operational expenses of Bank Charges/Fees, Rent, Utilities. It includes 12mo of insurance. The value is rounded up to the nearest $1000.

Additional Notes

  • The Technology (chaired by the CTO), Public Relations (chaired by the PR Director), Events (aka Meals and Entertainment) are budgets chaired by the CTO, PR Director and Events Volunteer respectively. Funds are allocated to those roles, but are considered part of the administrative budget.
  • The treasurer must produce a report at once for each month, by the end of the following month, showing spending/income against all budgets.
  • Funding of savings goals/accounts should be amortized over the year. Spending in other categories can still occur before these goals are met.

Area Host Budgets

Area Annual Cost Link
2018 CNC Area Budget Vote -$9,860.00 Worksheet
2018 Cold Metals Area Host Vote -$8,700.00 Worksheet
2018 Electronics Area Budget Vote -$4,650.00 Worksheet
2018 General Area Budget Vote -$5,500.00 Worksheet
2018 Graphic Arts and Textiles Budget Vote -$5,180.00 Worksheet
2018 Hot Metals Area Budget Vote -$8,000.00 Worksheet
2018 Kitchen Area Budget Vote -$3,500.00 Worksheet
2018 Small Metals Area Budget Vote -$8,000.00 Worksheet
2018 Woodshop Area Budget Vote -$10,250.00 Worksheet

Previous Spending Authorization Expiration

All previous spending authorizations are expired as of midnight 12/31/2017 except for the following votes:

Vote Name Amount Remaining Description
CNC Mill Vote 2017 $35,615.00 Expires 6/9/18


This vote is to authorize the budget for the fiscal year of 2018, which goes into effect January 1, 2018 and expires December 31, 2018.

The following expenditures and allocations are approved by this budget:

Administrative Expenses

Authorize the board to spend up to $36,983.40 to cover administrative and emergency expenditures for the fiscal year of 2018.

Account Annual Total Description
Technology Equipment / Supplies (CTO) -$10,563.40 CTO Budget
Advertizing - Public Relations (PR) -$2,600.00 PR Budget
Meals & Entertainment - (Events) -$2,900.00
Office Expenses -$10,600.00 Includes cleaning services
Member Points -$10,320.00

Savings Requirements

  • The board of directors must set aside $28,500 for professional services, which includes an allocation of $20,000 towards costs incurred from city occupancy and building code requirements.
  • The board of directors must set aside $71,000 as a savings requirement that covers 6 months of operational costs, to be used in case of emergency. The determination of an emergency is left at the discretion of the board of directors.