Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
February 5, 2004
- Mark Alberstat
- Ed Dyer
- Bernie Hart
- Reg Hody
- Marilyn MacDonald
- Bill Matheson
- John McKay
- Jeff Warnica
- Chris Watt
- Andrew D. Wright
- Gerard McNeil
- Absent: Joan Jones.
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Moved by Bernie / Bill that the minutes be approved as amended. Motion Carried.
Canadian Volunteer Initiative - Update
Chebucto is becoming involved in a supporting role in the
Volunteer Initiative in Nova Scotia. A meeting of the relevant parties is
currently being organized.
Relations with Halifax Regional Library
The HRL appears to have dropped support for the text interface to
the Library catalog, and the general level of co-operation between CCN
and the libraries is lower than it should be. Andrew and Marilyn
will look into improving relations.
The new server is running well. Some configuration changes remain
to be made, including the addition of more RAM.
The mail servers are continuing to operate under heavy load due to
viruses on the Internet. Lich, the older of the mail filtering servers, may
need to be upgraded if this level of traffic continues.
A new squid proxy server is being introduced to help improve
performance for Chebucto users.
Based on the current rate of growth, Chebucto Plus should begin to
have occasional busy signals during peak hours in the next 3 to 4 months.
In preparation for this we have acquired a new 96-port 56K terminal server
which is currently undergoing testing.
Bernie submitted a financial report to the board.
Due to a record-keeping problem at the Credit Union Atlantic, the
signing officers of the board have been required to submit new signature
samples to the CUA.
The Policy Committee has been involved in ensuring that Chebucto
is fully in compliance with the privacy rules laid out under PIPEDA.
The External Committee met on January 28th to discuss
plans for events and activities surrounding Chebucto Community Net's
upcoming 10th anniversary.
A list of planned activities has been provided in the External
Reg was nominated by Chris / Mark to serve as Chair of the
Internal Committee (replacing Gerard McNeil). Motion carried, one opposed.
Gerard has submitted his resignation to the Chair for
John reported on the progress of the nominating committee, which is
preparing for the AGM (Annual General Meeting).
John has been in contact with folks at Ecology Action, who
require assistance with the production of their newsletter.
Moved by Ed. So declared.
Next Meeting: March 4, 2004.