Board Meeting Notes 2012-10-09

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Meeting start: 07:05 pm


  • Tim Saylor
  • Patrick Callahan
  • Shawn Blaszak
  • Ishmael Rufus


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
    • Status of e-mail to the membership regarding electronics lab area host selection
    • Tim White IRS receipt
  • 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.
  • Dust management in the shop

New Business

  • Financial/membership report
  • Reimburse Jeremy for welder


  • Ishmael
    • Will be setting up gas service
    • Membership Report -
      • Full Members: 73
      • Starving Hacker: 86
      • Friends of PS1: 2
      • Total: 159

  • Tim
    • has not done inventory
    • will be sending legal letter to old landlord's new address
    • Kevin is working on a BOM for build-out
      • we will be trying to consolidate voting to one day a month
      • we will try to buy the lighting stuff before the next two days is up
    • The electronics lab area manager position has been announced
    • Tim White and Kathy Whistler both have been provided access to the form for receiving IRS tax deductions for stuff the donated.
  • Patrick
  • Dan

  • Steve
    • He will be brining in some gas welding equipment
    • The TIG welder is up and running
    • Steve wants to sit down and compile a list of all of the things that need to be addressed in training for the bigger tools
    • Laser cutter is up and running
    • The mill is up and running
  • Shawn

  • Unassigned
    • Tim has been working on coming up with ideas for improving the tool certification process
      • Anna suggested a sign behind/around each tool with the certification info and other tool related info
      • Steve suggested creating multiple layers of certification for major tools.
      • Someone suggested logging when someone uses a tool and who that person is so that we can know how often certain people are using certain tools.

  • New business

Meeting End: 07:42 pm