Board Meeting Notes 2012-10-02

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Meeting start: 7:25 pm


  • Tim Saylor
  • Patrick Callahan
  • Shawn Blaszak


Old Business

  • Ishmael
    • Status of gas being billed to us before the 28th.
  • 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)
    • Bill-of-materials for the workshop build-out
    • Quote from Tony to separate the shop air systems
    • Status of e-mail to the membership regarding electronics lab area host selection
  • Patrick
    • Cleaning service status
  • Dan
    • Install shop air valve between our area and Tony's and attach our compressor to the system.
    • Donation of oxyacetylene torch setup and tanks (welding and cutting)?
  • Steve
    • Status of replacement part for the laser cutter. (a belt, auto-focus spring, board)
    • Status of new mill bearings
    • Donation of oxyacetylene torch setup and tanks (welding and cutting)?
  • Shawn
  • Unassigned
    • Change address update.
    • 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.

New Business

  • Financial/membership report
  • Dust management in the shop
  • bar tap expenditure proposal
  • Tim White IRS receipt


  • Ishmael
    • Ishmael sent in the financial report and membership report by e-mail since he can't be here tonight.
      • Membership -
        • Full Members: 70
        • Starving Hacker: 86
        • Friends of PS1: 2
        • Total: 156
    • He needs the meter number tohandlethe gas bill
  • Tim
    • Inventory of landlord's stuff not inventoried
    • No response yet from old landlord about money
    • Discussing separating the shop air system with Tony has not happened
  • Patrick
    • Patrick discussed the cleaning service with Tim at this meeting.
  • Dan
    • not present
  • Steve
    • The parts have come in for the laser cutter.
    • The new mill bearings are installed but not seated properly
  • Shawn

  • Unassigned
    • The new gas welder has been donated
  • New business
    • Steve suggested requiring yearly re-certification with the more complex tools as well as an additional class of certification for "teachers" for that equipment.
    • Dust management in the shop will be discussed later.

Meeting End: 07:50 pm