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June 12, 2008 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
June 12, 2008


  • Richard Connolly
  • Bernie Hart
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Jim MacLennan
  • Mary Rigby
  • Johnathan Thibodeau
  • Joe Thomas
  • Andrew D. Wright


  • Bill Matheson
  • Kent Murray
  • Alan Turner


  • Roswell James
  • Max Russell

Minutes of last meeting

Meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm.

Minutes from the May 2008 Board meeting were approved as circulated. Moved by Marilyn, seconded by Jim.


Committee Reports

Financial Report

Andrew presented the Treasurer's Report on behalf of Alan who was ill.

The revenue for May 2008 was 5823 which was substantially lower than the $8000 for April and lower than the May 2007 which was $6445. The expenses for May 2008 were $6408. This was substantially lower that the previous month which were $9590, and significantly lower than those for May 2007 which were $11135. Expenses have been held to a minimum. Andrew was on half salary between December 2007 and May 2008.

Technical Report

Johnathan reviewed the status of the wifi project and the ongoing internet service.

The power breakers for the power used by the node at Spencer House are normally turned off at 6:00 pm. This was the reason behind the failure of the 29 May wifi demonstration. As the node must be operation 24 hours a day this factor will be discussed with the Centre's Director.

The Spencer House node should be rewired, and the Fenwick Tower wiring needs to be upgraded. The node at the private house is stable, and has been functioning well for the past month.

The Security Certificate and the Extended Validation Certificate have been renewed. Johnathan noted that both these were done thanks to Marilyn's generosity.

Policy Committee

Andrew brought three policy related items to the Board's attention:

  1. Andrew presented the "Chebucto Wireless Node Host Agreement" as confirmed by the Policy Committee. A motion to accept the text as presented was passed unanimously. Moved by Marilyn, seconded by Mary.

  2. Andrew presented a four point text to be added to the Chebucto Community Net User Agreement immediately before the Fees section. This text entitled "Chebucto Wireless Free Access: Terms and Conditions" as confirmed by the Policy Committee was unanimously accepted. Moved by Marilyn, seconded by Jim.

  3. Andrew will circulate a list of the present Board members to the Board so that each member may verify their tenure and return the revised list to the office.


Committee Review

Board members were asked to consider which committees they themselves would be able to serve on and to think about CCN members who might be willing to serve. These Committees include those dealing with technical development and maintenance, policy, funding and sponsorship, publicity, and liaison with organizations.


Equipment storage and office space

Andrew will look into the cost and a possible date for having approximately 6 bankers boxes of obsolete files removed and shredded by the firm that Dalhousie University uses.

Joe will investigate the possibility of storing equipment in the storage space available to Physics Department.


Other Business

Andrew noted June 24 is Chebucto's anniversary date. The possibility of using this date to publicize CCN will be discussed at the next Executive meeting.

Mary will get 100 additional posters printed. Although most C@P sites within metro have been given two already copies will be available at the HRCAP Annual General Meeting at the Dartmouth North Community Centre on 24 June.


Next Meetings

The Executive members will meet at 4:00 pm Monday 16 June.

The July Board Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm Thursday 10 July.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.





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