Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 23:57:21 -0300
From: Kevin Alexander James Nugent
To: board-minutes

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Metro Community Access Network Society
Board of Directors Meeting
July 4, 1995

Attending: Joan M., Kevin N., Carlos F., Bernie H.,
Joan B-H., Peter H., Laura J., Renee D., David Tr.,
David To.

Agenda was discussed

NSFCN: David Tr. stated that CCN, wanting to help
rural networks develop, will co-apply for
government funding.  New systems will be offered
space on CCN's disks with full control of that
space.  Government would pay for 3 lines per
community.  This assumes that no hardware is owned
by the community group at the early stages. 
Considerations for CCN are how much disk space we
can offer, what we want from government in return,
etc.... Hugh W. stated that we should consider how
this will be regarded by government given their
recent push for amalgamation of services.  There
was agreement in principle to move forward on this.

June. Laura J., Hugh W., and Peter H. attended. 
Chris Majka and Denise Somers also sit on the

HW has drafted a letter for the latest situation
and a list of procedural remedies for future
situations.  There was discussion of how to respond
to another situation brought to our attention by an
American ISP.

FINANCIAL REPORT:  David Towers reports that the
revenue figures are below what was expected so the
budget has been revised to reflect this.  New
members in June totalled 185 versus an expected
305.  The 12 month deficit can be accounted for by
the PAT and extra staff expenses.

The board report section of the newsletter should
have survey results, new fee structure, and a push
to join the society.  Could we make it possible to
renew online?  Automatic withdrawal??  Bernie H.
suggested we consider creating a paper membership

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  We want to have a
replacement for David M. by September.

participation was issued.  9 credible responses
were received.  Joan BH asked that an eye be kept
open in case anyone we meet could be a good
potential board member.  The negotiating committee
will be struck with a draft RFP in 2 weeks.

SUMMER STAFF: plans are to hire one full time for
July and August for routine tasks and making a job
description and training manual for office
volunteers.  Another will be hired for csuite
development with a goal of getting a distribution

Gerard has a task list of projects to complete

- New fees and renewals;
- password change;
- quota change;

YARMOUTH CONFERENCE: Union of NS Municipalities
conference has a half hour opening for CCN.  A
meeting will be held with BH, David Tr. and some
Yarmouth reps.  CCN should offer to host provincial

USER AGREEMENT: The new version will be announced
in Board Notes.  There was a motion by Kevin Nugent
to accept in principal the new user agreement. 
Peter Henry Seconded.  Passed with no dissenting

NEXT MEETING: July 18 @ Joan M's house.  7:00pm.

Kevin Alexander James Nugent, aa006@chebucto.ns.ca
"All truth progresses through three stages:
- First it is ridiculed...
- then it is violently opposed...
- finally, it is accepted as self evident."
                                     -- Arthur Schopenhauer

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