CCN Board Minutes
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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