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2017 Electronics Area Budget Vote

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Background
The electronics lab is seeking $4800 for the next fiscal year (FY 2017-18) to be able to sustain and extend the capabilities of the lab. With the next fiscal year budget, the electronics lab will also be planning to build out the surface mount inventory and implement an organizational structure to support such capabilities. The budget will used to supply the following:
While 2016 is not yet reconciled, so the values provided might not be final, Electronics actually spent $5,263.46 in 2015 and so far has allocated $2,561.62 for 2016. 2016 Q3 expenses are currently $841.34. For the purpose of understanding how this might relate to 2017 budgeting, the Treasurer recommends adding 10% to this 2016 value at the very least, as there may be some expected end-of-year expenditures from area hosts not included in these values, beyond the usual flux from managing the occasionally lengthy accounting processes that might make these Quickbooks-based data points, slightly off from reality. Additionally, keep in mind that mid year we took on the space expansion, but even the Q3 numbers provided here, do not really show any sort of expected usage of a given area for 2017. It may be wise to factor in at LEAST a 50% or so increase in the numbers here before trying to extrapolate for 2017.. To put it simple, take the numbers for 2015 and 2016 provided at the start of this paragraph and multiply x 1.5, or take this number, the Q3's not yet reconciled figures for spending and multiply by 4 for expanding to a year and then again by 0.5 to minimally account for the average 2x growth in physical size of each area as a result of taking on the rest of the building.
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