CCN Board Minutes
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.
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.
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.
Andrew brought three policy related items to the Board's attention:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Andrew noted June 24 is Chebucto's anniversary date. The possibility
of using this date to publicize CCN will be discussed at the next
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.
The Executive members will meet at 4:00 pm Monday 16 June.
The July Board Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm Thursday
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.
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