Talk:December Monthly Meeting Agenda

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== abyss's comments ==
 
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I will be unable to make the meeting, so I'm posting my thoughts here.
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=== Decisional ===
 
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* Space decision: Kitchenette walls, doors & floor (can decide on cabinets & such later) - There is a proposed door cost - [[User:Digitalman2112|Digitalman2112]] 07:26, 3 December 2011 (CST)
 
* Space decision: Kitchenette walls, doors & floor (can decide on cabinets & such later) - There is a proposed door cost - [[User:Digitalman2112|Digitalman2112]] 07:26, 3 December 2011 (CST)

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General Discussion

I think we need to break the agenda off into decisional items and discussion topics. The meeting should only be needed for decisional items which require money or organizational change. Right? Seems like our meetings get longer, and we rarely make decisions unless the issue is forced. Definitely recommend discussion happen between (or just after) meetings with a decisional vote at the meeting based on the consensus of the discussion. Abyssknight 08:44, 8 December 2011 (CST)

Do-ocracied that division myself. If you don't like it, feel free to edit. Abyssknight 09:31, 8 December 2011 (CST)

abyss's comments

I will be unable to make the meeting, so I'm posting my thoughts here.

Decisional

Yes.
Yes.
Yes, keep beam w/ utilities.
Yes.
Yes.
Yes, if it can be contained. Need to approve funds for "wet room" if we do this.
Yes, lockers are too expensive to scale. (Also, my wife bought me one, and it needs somewhere to live. Don't make my cart homeless.)
Yes, and willing to pitch in cash to support one time purchases.

Discussion

I strongly suggest letting Hybridsix run with this. We need to set an upper bound on cost, and see who can support it, but otherwise I think we go ahead and move on it.
Someone needs to step up and own this. Plot out where things need to go, plan the circuit upgrades, and talk to the electrician.
Cameras need 12v. CAT6/5e drops to classroom at a bare minimum. Speakers and other A/V mostly in the classroom -- minimal viable, and expandable system.
Let's just do this. I had some before, not sure where they went.
Maybe set a station up in the reception area? I know my wife suggested an open terminal for people waiting out there to use.
Agreed, just needs to get done pretty soon or we will forget about it.
Yes, this is critical. Also may be good to discuss funding projects with member solicited funds. Just because we don't have it in budget doesn't mean we can't do it -- it just means you have to try harder.
We need to ramp up classes, but I'd say reducing MicroMonday to one a month makes sense. Then we can use that day for another class.
The value add really needs to be well defined, otherwise no one will pay the higher level of dues. Why would you pay extra for the same level of access? Personal storage is great, but currently not enforced as a "maker" level only thing.
Where are these objections coming from? My assumption is that most of the complaints are coming from non-members or "thinker" level members. Not trying to take a hard stance here, but it seems like people are complaining to complain again.
We can't sustain the lab at $20 a head. 20 * ~30 = 600/month which is barely our rent at the old space. If anything, we need to up the rates so we can make our utility bill.
We need a better solution to this problem. Access control didn't work at the old space, and apparently it isn't going to work here either.
Most of the issues we have tend to be with people who are not as invested in the space, be it time or money. As seen with the fire extinguisher, laser-hogger, and other recent issues.
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