CCN Board Minutes
July 12, 2007 Board Minutes
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2007
- Bob Adams
- Ed Dyer
- Bernie Hart
- Marilyn MacDonald
- Jim MacLennan
- John McKay
- Kent Murray
- Matthew Newton
- Mary Rigby
- Alan Turner
- Andrew D. Wright
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Minutes of the June 14 meeting were amended to reference May
rather than April in the financial report. Motion to approve
as amended was made by Alan Turner, seconded by Jim
Alan Turner presented the financial report for June 2007.
Total revenue for June was 10611, individual
memberships made up 6927 of this income and donations
for the month were 2170. This total was substantially
higher than the revenue in May was 6445. The revenue to
date for the year is 52547 compared to that of 61742 by
June 2006. Expenditures for June 2007 were 9997 as
compared to 9807 for June 2006. The total expenditure for
the year 2007 thus far was 61659 compared to 66419 at
the end of June 2006. Motion to approve was made by
Alan Turner, seconded by Marilyn MacDonald. Carried.
Ed Dyer tabled a two page Halifax WiFi Plan outline and
led a discussion focusing on the project under the
headings: Tasks, Capacity Planning, User Configuration,
Node Site, Feeder Towers, and Gateway. The Fenwick
Place feeder site and the Spencer House node testing
went well, this initial phase is considered to be operational.
After Ed completed the review and he and Andrew
answered questions posed by other members. Bernie
suggested those present take on responsibility by
becoming a member of either the technical team or the
promotional team. Technical Team members are Ed,
Andrew, Jim, Kent, Bob and Matthew, and those on the
Promotional Team are Marilyn, Alan, Bernie and Mary.
The text Marilyn developed since the last meeting was
read. Revision will continue.
Resource Recovery Fund Board
The Resource Recovery Fund Board Advisory Group on
Electronics has had two teleconferences. Bill Matheson
took part in the second one and will report back.
Meanwhile the media have noted that RRFB is working on
a draft document focused on electronics recycling fees.
Andrew will make a request, through Dalhousie, to have
the agency which handles the paper shredding for the
university have their truck come to the Chase Building
when it is are next campus. At least the records from one
file cabinet can be shredded. Space for temporary storage
for some equipment is needed, but there should be some
weeding of what should be kept and what should be safely
discarded. The motion to have the shredding of the old
records done in the above manner was made by Alan
Turner and seconded by Kent Murray. All present were in
Community Access Program
Bernie attended the HRM CAP annual meeting earlier this
month and made a short presentation on the WiFi project.
CAP members present seemed interested and willing to
work with Chebucto.
Quarterly Fee Payment
Andrew suggested that the quarterly fee payment option
be removed. Few people took advantage of this option, but
a significant amount of staff time has been taken up in
monitoring those in this scheme. There are less than 40
members in this payment scheme at present, and it was
suggested they be informed of a change in policy at the
end of their present contract. Jim MacLennan made a
motion to remove this option from the website and inform
those members who affected by the change in policy at the
time they are reminded of their next scheduled quarterly
payment. Alan Turner seconded this motion. Carried.
Next Board Meeting
The next Board meeting is scheduled for August 9, 6:30
The next Executive Meetings will be held 2 August, 5:30
Meeting adjourned 7:45 pm.
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