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February 14, 2008 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2008


  • Ed Dyer
  • Bernie Hart
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Jim MacLennan
  • Bill Matheson
  • John McKay
  • Kent Murray
  • Mary Rigby
  • Alan Turner


  • Richard Connolly
  • Andrew D. Wright

Minutes of Previous Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 6.35 pm.

Minutes for the January meeting were approved as corrected. Bill Matheson who took minutes at the December 2007 meeting will forward them shortly.


Committee Reports

Financial Report

Alan Turner presented the financial report. The revenue for January 2008 was $10422. The expenditures for the month were $12803. Chebucto is holding on, but we must remember we are one month behind in paying Eastlink charges, and Andrew is being paid at the rate of half time. This latter situation began in December, thus the half time rate has been in effect for December, January and February. Alan Turner moved his report be accepted. Seconded by Kent Murray.

It was decided Alan and Bernie will meet with an officer of the Atlantic Credit Union during the last week of February. They will arrange to break the GIC held there, and reinvest the funds in two GIC's with differing maturity dates. Jim MacLennan moved that in March CCN recommence paying Andrew Wright his full time salary. Seconded by Bill Matheson.

Technical Report

Ed Dyer presented the technical report. He noted spam remains an ever constant problem, but over the past few months it has not been increasing as rapidly as it was mid last year.

The USB receiver on Fenwick was not able to cope with the extreme temperature in January. Johnathan installed a heat cable and this appears to have cleared up the problem.

Johnathan cleared up an instability problem that had plagued the first node set up in a private house, by rewriting the software. Both Johnathan and Andrew have been up on the roof of Gerrard Hall and it appears to be a good site as an alternative to Fenwick Place. Gerrard Hall is Dalhousie University property, it is being refurnished as a residence, and the university will be using the roof for some of their own communications installations. This may even be a better site to extend wifi capability northward than Fenwick would have been. Ed and Andrew will keep in contact with John Sherwood of Dalhousie.


Resource Recovery Fund Board

Bill Matheson noted that the programme for recycling communication based electronics is underway. It was widely advertized and people are becoming directly aware of it when they purchase new computers, printers, TVs and related equipment.



With the demise of the Daily News the future of the Mousepad is unclear. If the community papers continue the Mousepad could be maintained as it was printed in them. Andrew may be able to clarify the situation at the next meeting.


Annual General Meeting

The suggested date for the 2008 AGM is Thursday 10 April. The suggested location is Spencer House as the wifi capability could be illustrated at that time.

Members thought it might be feasible to develop a presentation on history of CCN. Everyone was asked to think about contents between now and the next meeting.


Other business

Ed tendered his resignation as Technical Director.


Next Board Meeting

Thursday March 13, 6:30 pm Chase Building.

Meeting adjourned 7:40 pm.





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