2017 Kitchen Area Budget Vote

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  • Mailing List Announcement: ???
  • Officially Proposed: ???
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The purpose of this vote is to authorize the Kitchen Area Host’s spending in 2017 for maintaining, improving, and promoting member activity in the Kitchen Area. The 2016 budget has been almost fully spent for the year. The Kitchen Area is requesting a $1000 increase in budget to make the acquisition of different types of professional grade equipment and equipment upgrades once the kitchen rebuilding is finished and we have proper storage and use space for advanced tools. Increased training events and improved sanitary maintenance also need to be considered.

While 2016 is not yet reconciled, so the values provided might not be final, Kitchen actually spent $1,504.93 in 2015 and so far has allocated $1,117.31 for 2016. 2016 Q3 expenses are currently $403.56. 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.

Item Amount

Needs: Pedal/hands free trash can, tools for the new griddle cook top, professional bakeware, baking rack, Member Requests: Industrial food processor, pasta machine, professional grade ice cream maker, cast iron wok, improved blender, sou vide unit, ect.

Demonstrations/ Training: Events to help people use and maintain the equipment

How to Demonstrations: Like: chocolate Tempering, custard making, support for Brewers Church, Kitchen Training Sessions: how to safely use the kitchen, how to professionally clean a kitchen, how to use the griddle on the cooktop, how to use the magnawave cooktop,ect.

Maintenance/ Consumables:

Soap, towels, sponges, sanitizing equipment, water filters, kitchen dedicated broom and pan, grease filters for the stove vent, ect.

Equipment Maintenance: Fund to repair or replace broken equipment $500


Authorize the board to spend up to $2500 to cover Kitchen Area expenditures for the fiscal year of 2017. The board may assign this spending authority to the area host. This spending authorization goes into effect 2017-01-01 and expires 2017-12-31.


  • Quorum: 43
  • Yay: 37
  • Nay: 1
  • Abstain: 5