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Board Votes

This page is a summary of votes taken by the current board that took office following our last annual meeting in June.

BV_20180210_A:

The vote of the current board regarding accepting Brandon Hansford as the floating board member to break the tie is as follows:

Vote on the motion BV_20180210_A to allow the purchase of checks:

  • Vote: 3 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170812_A:

A motion has been raised regarding Discounted rates for college students, unemployed, and retired individuals.
The rate would be 10 dollars a month. Pat will write up something documenting the changes to add to our membership agreement.

Vote on the motion BV_20170812_A to offer a discounted rate:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170812_B:

An email was received by leadership to receive a chair donation from Johnny’s company.

Vote on the motion BV_20170812_B to accept the chairs:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170812_C:

Brian proposed that TheLab finance a drone building event.
This would include enough parts to fill ten kits, tools to have at TheLab for people to use, and spare parts for a Drone work station.
Total Cost: $2000

Vote on the motion BV_20170812_C to allow up to $2000 of TheLab’s finances for this event and stock workstation:

  • Vote: 4 in favor, 1 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170812_D:

A Motion was brought up to cancel our current cleaning company. In lieu of this we will offer a monthly membership to two individuals to clean TheLab instead. One of these memberships will be given to Pixie Thinkers and a second will remain open until we feel we need to add an additional cleaner.

Vote on the motion BV_20170812_D to discontinue using our current cleaning company and offer two memberships to members instead:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170812_E:

Motion was brought up to utilize the second classroom’s closet for something besides an A/V room. This area will be used as a work area instead.
Space will be allocated in the new Work space for individual storage units.
The Storage units will be addressed at a future board meeting.

Vote on the motion BV_20170812_E to utilize the closet in the second classroom as a work area and not an A/V Lab:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170708_A:

A motion has been raised regarding cancelling Slingfest this year.

Vote on the motion BV_20170708_A to cancel Slingfest:

  • Vote: 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170603_A:

A motion has been raised regarding approving the spend of not more than $50 for the purchase of a checkbook for use by the Treasurer in paying bills that require checks.

Vote on the motion BV_20170603_A to allow the purchase of checks:

  • Vote: 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170603_B:

A motion has been raised regarding awarding membership points for outstanding service in the past year.

The outgoing leadership team would each receive 3 membership points. This includes the following individuals: Greg Miller, Roxy Dehart, Richard Gowen, Tommy Falgout, Shawn Porter, Pat Regan, Whiskeyneon, Chris Kearney, and Neil Smith. The following individuals were also identified to receive 3 points each: Steven Brunt, Andrew Davis, Thefordness, Alex Courville, Hermit, Rex

Vote on the motion BV_20170603_B to award membership points:

  • Vote: 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170603_C:

A motion has been raised regarding approving the budget for Slingfest 2017. The costs for the event are expected to be about $4,000 made up of $1000 for field rental, $800 for police, $300 for extra parking, $1400 for insurance, and $500 for marketing and other expenses.

Vote on the motion BV_20170603_C to approve the spend of $4,000 for the Slingfest 2017 event:

  • Vote: 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170427_A:

A motion has been raised to change the date of the annual meeting from Tuesday June 6th (as outlined in Bylaws) to Saturday June 3rd (within 10 days as allowed for by Bylaws with a vote of the board).

Vote on the motion BV_20170427_A:

  • Vote: 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed and the Annual meeting is now scheduled for Saturday June 3rd.

BV_20170114_A:

A motion has been raised regarding our previous vote allowing Coffee Del Rey to use our Internet on Board Meeting 2016-09-20 It has come to our attention that by providing Coffee Del Rey thier own SSID and subnet on the wireless access point this could be viewed as providing them extra services beyond what a normal member would recieve. While the majority of leadership believe that this is something we would probably do for any member who had a need for it, we would rather error on the side of caution on this point. The vote would be to remove any special setup on the wireless/internet for Coffee Del Rey including thier SSID and subnet, leaving them with the same basic access that any member would have (The owner of Coffee Del Rey is a member in good standing).

Vote on the motion BV_20170114_A:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed to remove any Coffee Del Rey specific configurations from wireless/internet.

BV_20170114_B:

Quickbooks online is now offering non-profit pricing that would allow us to obtain a 5 user license for $50 per year. This is something that could help us keep current with our financials and a motion has been raised to approve this expense.

Vote on the motion BV_20170114_B:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170114_C:

A motion has been raised to approve the spend of not more than $1400 to replace the failing florescent bulbs in the education center with LED bulbs that we previously tested.

Vote on the motion BV_20170114_C:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170114_D:

A motion has been raised regarding spending no more than $3500 for the purchase of and expenses related to installing a laser cutter in the electronics lab area of the education center.
This tool is projected to bring in some new membership.

Vote on the motion BV_20170114_D:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170114_E:

A motion has been raised regarding a proposal to trade an annual membership for a Vinyl cutter which is in good working condition and to purchase new would cost us several times the annual membership amount.

Vote on the motion BV_20170114_E:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20170114_F:

We continue to have unneeded items accumulate in the education center. While some of this is junk that we can take to Goodwill, other items may provide monetary value to us should we sell them. Our CTO Whiskeyneon has agreed to identify the unneeded items of value and work with a 3rd party auction service (such as the FedEx eBay Valet service) to turn these items into funding. A motion is raised to allow our CTO to auction off our unneeded items using a 3rd party service (whose fees come out of the item sales).

Vote on the motion BV_20170114_F:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20161027_A:

A motion has been raised regarding raising the previously approved spend amount on the SlingFest event. Due to the large number of advanced ticket sales and projected door sales for the event it was determined that we would need additional parking. Collin College has agreed to rent us some of thier parking spaces for the event.
However, due to this forcing people to cross a busy street this will also require us to hire two off duty Plano Police officers to direct traffic. The total additional expenses are estimated at $800. This would be in addition to the previously approved $2500 amount from Board Meeting 2016-09-11 bringing the new total budgeted spend for SlingFest to $3300.

Vote on the motion BV_20161027_A:

  • Vote: 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed to allow the spend of no more than $3300 total on the SlingFest event.

BV_20160920_A:

A motion has been raised regarding allowing our neihbor Coffee Del Rey to use our Internet. They are willing to pay us a membership fee for access to the same wireless access point and Internet that members use. After discussion amongst leadership it was thought best to provide a seperate SSID and subnet for them to use and there would have to be an agreement of best effort service levels (the same we provide our members).

Vote on the motion BV_20160920_A:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed to allow Coffee Del Rey to use our Internet if they sign up as a member.

BV_20160911_A:

A motion has been raised regarding our stance on firearms at our facilities. This is a carry over from the June 11th meeting where the vote was pushed. Given the Texas laws regarding the open carry and concealed carry of firearms we need to determine our stance. We can vote to prohibit all firearms (via penal code 30.06) at our facilities, or We can vote to prohibit open cary of firearms (via penal code 30.07) at our facilities, or We can vote to not place any prohibitions on firearms in which case both open and concealed carry would be allowed.

Vote on the motion BV_20160911_A:

  • Vote: 4 in favor of open carry prohibition, 0 opposed, 1 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed to prohibit open cary of firearms (via penal code 30.07)

BV_20160911_B:

A motion has been raised regarding approving the spend of no more than $2500 for expenses related to Slingfest. This includes insurance, park fee, and other expenses.

Vote on the motion BV_20160911_B:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20160911_C:

A motion has been raised to approve the Plano Magazine Slingfest sponsorship proposal terms. Plano Magazine will provide the following: Logo Design, Entry Flyer Design, Mention in print, Digital promotions, Contacting and booking vendors, establishing vendor map, collecting vendor fees, Establishing sponsor options, designing a sponsorship packet, Produce a press packed with images and branding. Terms for this sponsorship: An 80/20 split on vendor and sponsor money with TheLab.ms getting 20%. Since Perot Museum was secured before this deal it is not included in the 80/20. TheLab.ms would retain 100% of ticket sales. The term "sponsored by Plano Magazine and TheLab.ms" will be included on all marketing and may be expanded to include other large sponsors of the event if needed.

Vote on the motion BV_20160911_C:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20160911_D:

A motion has been raised regarding spending no more than $350 for expenses related to turning the Gas on. This includes the $100 Plano inspection fee and $250 for a plumber to pressure test the lines.

Vote on the motion BV_20160911_D:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20160911_E:

A motion has been raised regarding spending no more than $200 for a crash bar for the front door. This will purchase the device with the assumption that we will attempt to install it ourselves. Should installation be problematic a future vote will be needed to secure contract labor.

Vote on the motion BV_20160911_E:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed

BV_20160911_F:

A motion has been raised regarding getting rid of the junk in the back room by giving to members or charity. Specifically the items that had been previously marked for auction in June and did not sell should be removed. With the option to hold back a few of the higher dollar items we could allow members to take all else and then anything left would be taken to the Goodwill. This member take home event would happen at the next membership meeting.

Vote on the motion BV_20160911_F:

  • Vote: 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstained
  • Resolution: Vote passed