Board Meeting Notes 2021-09-07

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Board Members

David Earl
James Lamken
Joe Mertz
Jennie Plasterer
Nathan Upchurch
Dave Solomon

Other Members

Andrew Morris
Matt Keith
Andrew W.


1. Discuss & Approve previous board meeting minutes

2. Member Count & Financials

- Checking: $ --

- Savings: $ --

- Paypal: $ --

- PEX: $ --

3. Mail Check

- Bao's mail continues arrive at PS1 – not sure there is anything we can do to mitigate. James continues to return to sender.

 - Joe M. will contact post office to see if there is a better option.

4. Votes

Membership Votes

- No votes this week.

Board Votes

- 2D Printing Area Host: Madison B. - FOR: 6 - AGAINST: 0 - ABSTAIN: 0

5. Officer & Team Lead Updates


- Larry Malato replaced most of the electronics area fluorescent lights with LED units. - Obtained service call for dead air compressor. --Waiting on Zorn for both a repair and replacement quote. --Will investigate a line dryer for the air system. --Will give Zorn until 9/9/2021 to respond with a quote.

- Investigating rerouting air cutoff locations while the compressor is down.

- Air conditioner: still waiting on installer to source a replacement blower motor.

- Received complaint from landlord over a/c drains and crack in wall + shop cleanliness. Will schedule a cleaning day for 9/25/2021.



- Ordering new fans and beds for all Prusa printers. - Enders were updated with new firmware; no longer a z-axis height issue. - Outlets now all work through Octoprint. - Will work with Ron and Sky to restrict usage through Octoprint and login access. - Will revise Canvas course with additional information.


- Application from David ? for MMT Lead




- Aim for a membership vote to revise the budget for the year within two weeks.

6. Updates from outside board meetings

Onboarded new woodshop authorizer: Joe Staffa. He is taking over for Ralph B. who now will only be doing his special auths (band saw and mortise and tenon.)

7. Discussion Topics (new & existing)

--> Area Host reviews: Update on Shellie and Kate --> Air Compressor Woes --> Tidy Space 2.0 --> Woodshop Dustiness