Board Meeting Notes 2012-08-21

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Meeting start: 07:17 pm


  • Patrick Callahan
  • Shawn Blaszak
  • Ishmael Rufus


Old Business

  • Ishmael
    • Have we paid the bill from Waste Management yet?
  • Tim
    • inventory and ownership status of old landlord's stuff left on our side. - NO inventory yet
    • Calculate electric bill and give check to Tony, did this happen? - Ish. It was calculated and he said he'd do an ACH through the bank to pay it.
    • Status of money owed by the old landlord. - Past 60 days! Ask Steve Farkas on how to more firmly ask for our security deposit
  • Patrick
    • Cleaning service quotes. Kathy got one, and Steve has some contacts. I got two quotes one for 55/hr one for 54/hr. Cost 90-100 per visit.
  • Steve
    • Install shop air valve
    • Install filter for laser
  • Eric
    • Have we received the new access points?
  • Shawn
    • bathroom sinks
  • Unassigned
    • Change address update.
    • We need a new area host for graphic arts / textiles

New Business

  • Financial/membership report


  • Ishmael said that the bill for Waste Management will be paid as soon as he has the bill.
  • We do not have the area manager gift cards yet.
  • We do not have the inventory of Tony's stuff yet.
  • We have paid Tony for the electric bill.
  • We need to explore more firm methods of approaching the old landlord for the deposit.
  • Cleaning service
    • We have quotes
    • about $90 per visit
    • We will look at having them come in every other week
  • The laser cutter now has access to shop air with a filter.
  • The new access points are being installed as we have this meeting.
  • Shawn has not had a chance to speak with Kevin about the downstairs bathroom drains.
    • No one else seems to know what is wrong with them
  • So far, only Shelly Lewis has applied for the graphic/fabric area host position.
    • Shawn will write a blog entry about it.
  • Ish gave the financial report.
  • Membership report
    • Starving Hackers: 84
    • Full Members: 68
    • Friends of PS1: 2
  • Garbage
    • We are considering increasing our dumpster size to 4 cubic meters.
    • We need to find a place for it/talk to Tony about it
  • We need to discuss the kiln and light exposure table and let Tony know.
  • Steve suggested that we need to keep the tables in the workshop clean whenever they are not being actively used.
    • Steve has created a place in the back for donations.
    • "Limbo" needs to be emptied.
    • Space equipment is mixed in with the personal stuff in "Limbo"

Meeting End: 07:50 pm