Board Meeting Notes 2012-11-20

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Meeting start: 07:00 pm


  • Tim Saylor
  • Shawn Blaszak
  • Steve Farkas
  • Steve Finkelman
  • Eric Stein
  • Dan Meyers


Old Business

  • Tim
    • Status of money owed by the old landlord.
  • Patrick
    • Status of process server.
  • Dan
    • Welding area status
    • Status of personal member issue
  • Steve Finkleman

  • Shawn
    • Find a new maid service
  • Eric

  • Steve Farkas
    • Audit status
    • finance tracking going forward
    • Tax exemption letter
    • Organization of the PS:1 banking records
    • Tally of missing money
    • invoice from Pete's Heating for the air compressor and thermostat changes status.
  • Unassigned
    • Pay the electric bill.
    • 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.
    • inventory and ownership status of old landlord's stuff left on our side.
    • Status of bylaw re-codification; scanning/drop-boxing of official PS:1 documents; and getting copies of those documents to the lawyers
    • Insurance status
    • Lighting in the warehouse area
    • Status of Jordan's motorcycle?

New Business

  • Financial/membership report
  • Status of repayments?
  • Vote to select metal shop Area Host. Currently the only interested volunteer is Mike Warot.
  • FYI: space fed call in tomorrow night.


  • Patrick told Tim that we can't hire a process server until we have started a lawsuit
    • Tim will try to deliver it himself
  • Dan hasn't been able to get to working on the welding area yet but is happy with the new lighting.
  • T12 fluorescent lamps have been discontinued so we may have to replace all of our light fixtures with either T5 or T8.
  • Shawn has requested a quote on maid service but hasn't received it yet.
  • No one has seen the member we discussed last week.
  • Steve is still working on an audit
  • Steve has gotten a final quote from the first insurance guy
    • it came to $2111.00 which also covers non-owned equipment
    • Steve will have all of the documentation after Thanksgiving
    • Steve has investigated and found that we can't sell alcohol and we can't provide alcohol to members at functions without an event permit.
  • Steve will be paying the new electric bill.
  • Steve has clarified how to add people to the bank account.
  • Dan has started a discussion on the mailing list about improving the tool certification system.
    • Changes might be made to make the wiki easier to edit.
    • Terminals might be set up in the space to help people have access to the wiki
  • Shawn gave the financial report
  • No one else has nominated themselves for metal shop areas host.
    • The board voted to make Metal Mike the metal shop area host
  • There is a Space Federation hangout tomorrow night on Google Hangout
    • Membership Report -
      • Full Members:
      • Starving Hacker:
      • Friends of PS1:
      • Total:

Meeting start: 08:10 pm