CCN Board Minutes
October 11, 2007 Board Minutes
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2007
- Richard Connolly
- Ed Dyer
- Bernie Hart
- Marilyn MacDonald
- Jim MacLennan
- Bill Matheson
- John McKay
- Kent Murray
- Mary Rigby
- Alan Turner
- Andrew D. Wright
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Meeting was called to order at 6.35 pm.
Minutes of the meeting held September 13, 2007 were approved as
circulated. Moved by Alan Turner, seconded by Jim MacLennan.
Ed Dyer gave the Technical report. The scheduled power outage did not
present a problem itself, but work was necessary to get the the mail
backup sorted out, and the servers running smoothly. This served to
illustrate the mail system does not have much spare capacity. Jim wondered
if hardware damage might result from even planned power outages. Ed noted
such problems might arise, but there was no evidence of such as yet.
A rumour suggesting that spanners are going to mount an all out assault in
December is circulating. This will be monitored but there is little that
can be done until the threatened situation arises. At present all junk
mail caught by the spam filters is expurged after 30 days. CCN receives
some 400,000 messages per day. Less than 10% of this material is real
Wifi is moving ahead, slower than hoped. Fortunately Johnathan has been
able to overcome each problem as it arises. The latest glitch is a driver
problem at Fenwick but this will be cleared tomorrow. The two nodes
will be tested next week. 50-100 nodes could be feasible in
the present southend focus location. A loan of some equipment may allow
for a second area to be assessed and tested in November.
There may be a need to find volunteers who would be able to work on
code. Ed, Andrew and Johnathan will discuss the job description.
Alan Turner gave the Financial Report. The financial
situation has not changed over the last month. Revenue is about
$15,000 below last year, but fortunately expenses have been kept to
a minimum. Total revenue for August was $8184. Total revenue for
the year to date is $81867. The total expenditures for August was
$9502,and for the year to date was $83454. A GST rebate of $3312
Alan chose to reinvest the $15,000 term deposit for the higher rate
and longer term as there is a smaller one which can be cashed if
funds are needed. Alan moved his report be accepted, seconded
by Kent Murray. Passed.
Replacement of Board Member
Bernie Hart informed those present that Bob Adams resigned from the Board
and asked if members might suggest a replacement. After some discussion
Alan moved that Marilyn MacDonald, past president and presently a
non-voting member of the board, be accepted as a full voting member of the
Board and therefore replace Bob Adams on the Board. Seconded by Kent
Resource Recovery Fund Board
Bill Matheson noted although there had been no meetings during
the month it was understood the Minister of Labour and Environment
had accepted the terms of the stewardship programme. It is expected
that depot sites for the return of electronic equipment will soon be
identified. Committee members will have a telephone conference later
in October. Board Members present agreed that CCN might be able to
publicize the programme once the depot sites have been named.
Marilyn noted that The Daily News is not interested the column at present,
but the wifi story would certainly be of interest. Bernie noted it is
important to make sure City Council members are well aware of the wifi
project before any contact with the newspaper is made.
Richard suggested the community based newspapers might be interested in
running the wifi story and maybe even be able to use the Mousepad.
Bernie noted HRSDC acknowledged their office received CCN's
Publicizing the wifi project and CCN itself is important. The Daily
News is interested and no doubt the Chronicle Herald would be
too. Marilyn reminded members that when contacted last June
the CBC said they would take up the story. The community papers
may be interested and particularly so if there is wifi capability in
the area they serve or it may soon be there.
Next Board Meeting
Next meeting scheduled for Thursday November 15, 6:30 pm
Meeting adjourned 7:35 pm.
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