Board Meeting Notes 2012-09-11

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Meeting start: 07:15 pm


  • Tim Saylor
  • Shawn Blaszak
  • Ishmael Rufus
  • Dan Meyers
  • Steve Finkelman


Old Business

  • Ishmael
    • Have we bought the stuff Rhys needs for access control.
    • Have we paid the electric bill?
    • Have we paid Dan the remainder of the September rent?
  • Tim
    • inventory and ownership status of old landlord's stuff left on our side.
    • Status of money owed by the old landlord? (Steve's letter formally asking for the deposit back)
  • Patrick
    • Cleaning service status
  • Dan
    • Install shop air valve between our area and Tony's
  • Shawn
  • Unassigned
    • Change address update.

New Business

  • Financial/membership report


  • Ishmael has order the supplies for Rhys' access control project.
  • The first electric bill has been paid but the second bill hasn't yet.
    • We want to try and find an easier way to pay the bill on a regular basis.
  • Ishmael paid Dan the rest of the September rent.
  • Tim hasn't completed the landlord equipment inventory.
  • Tim hasn't sent the rent deposit letter to the old landlord yet.
  • Dan hasn't been able to get to installing the shop air valve.
    • Steve suggested that we might just want to attach our compressor to the system as-is.
    • We agreed that Dan will connect our compressor to the shop air system and, also, install a valve between our side and the landlord's side.
  • Member Report -
    • Starving: 81
    • Full Members: 74
    • Friends of PS1: 2
  • Ishmael gave the financial report.
  • Ishmael has created four gift cards for the area manager to use for access to their budgets.
  • The cleaning service was unable to get access to the space last Saturday.
    • Geoffrey has said that he is willing to be here during the day to let them in.
    • We decided that we would like to have them come in at least once before we consider giving them a key to the space.
    • We need to make sure that the cleaning people either signs the waiver or equivalent legal protection is implemented.
  • Tim discussed the plans for further build-out of the wood shop and metal shop.
    • We need to create a bill-of-materials for the build-out.
  • We need some replacement part for the laser cutter. (a belt and the auto-focus spring)
  • We need to verify the code status of the fire door in the metal shop
  • We need to improve our implementation of the tool certification process.
  • Will suggested we hold a Halloween party.
  • There have been reports of possible theft of space equipment.

Meeting End: 08:00 pm