Talk:Board Meeting Notes 2016-04-05

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Entry access

Please don't throw away work that has already been done, such as psrfid, without evaluating its current features (which do fit some of the description in the meeting agenda) Skm (talk) 12:53, 5 April 2016 (CDT)

The ps1rfid code base supports importing member info via an API and caches it locally. Having it use a different API endpoint wouldn't be hard. Derek also was thinking that it could hit LDAP directly instead of going through an intermediary. I don't prefer that design but it is not important for me to agree. The disadvantage is that it ties the entry system to LDAP. If it hits a member management API rather than LDAP directly, we keep the logic for how we do permissions in the member management system without coupling it to whatever technology we use. It could be backed by LDAP or it could handle itself or it could use WebFoo2000. But, consider the case where both the rfid auth api and the member management both use LDAP as the ultimate source. If you have a ps1auth rfid system that can write to the LDAP server, and the member management can write the LDAP server, then you will have to put in crappy logic to have things be consistent. But, one advantage of having ps1rfid hit LDAP directly is that it won't depend on availability of the member management site. That advantage isn't enough for me to like that approach. Skm (talk) 12:53, 5 April 2016 (CDT)

Any discussion of this topic should include member management in general. --Dbever (talk) 13:53, 5 April 2016 (CDT)

501(c)(3) Status

For anyone curious about the 501(c)(3) status as mentioned in the minutes. The gist of it is that we got a letter from the IRS stating that our status was automatically revoked due to not responding to some previous notice (possibly in May 2015?). The letter we got doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me right now and I've shared it with our lawyers to help us understand what's going on and what we need to do to correct this. Once I have more information, I will share it with whoever wants to know. Justin (talk) 13:44, 6 April 2016 (CDT)

Our lawyer responded to say that he agrees that it's a strange letter to be receiving. He says that he's calling the phone number on the letter to get a better explanation. Justin (talk) 14:19, 6 April 2016 (CDT)
The lawyers were able to talk to the IRS last week. The letter we got was sent automatically by mistake. We are still a 501(c)(3). We should be expecting to receive a new determination letter soon. I would have updated this page sooner, but there were problems with logging into the wiki last week. Again, PS:1 is still in good standing with respect to 501(c)(3) designation. Justin (talk) 09:25, 18 April 2016 (CDT)

Lighting refit

ComEd pays out for LED refitting. This is worth looking into before decisions are made. --Dbever (talk) 13:54, 6 April 2016 (CDT)

  • When I checked on this in December I was told all available funds had already been used for the program year. The program year expires May 31 2016. Just what will be included in the new program, if there is one, was at that time undetermined. The current program excludes linear LED tubes. I'll make contact again and see if there is new information.Mskilton (talk) 13:42, 7 April 2016 (CDT)
    • We are on the wait list for an assessment visit. Visits will be scheduled starting May 1 and can occur any time after that. An assessment consists of a visit by a "Trade Ally" contractor who will make recommendations and prepare an estimate to submit with the application. If the application is approved work can be scheduled to begin after June 1st. Everything is first come first served and the program ends when the money is all allocated. Mathew says typical split is around ComEd 75% ---us or Dan? 25%. I'll be the contact for scheduling and will let everyone know when that will be.Mskilton (talk) 08:49, 18 April 2016 (CDT)