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Meeting minutes October 12, 2021
  • Regular Items
    • Previous meeting minutes
      • September 14, 2021
    • Returning Members
      • Nathan Grayston
      • Kevin Hanson
    • Exiting members?
      • Arden Philips
      • Amy Henrion
      • Peter Frederiksen
    • Finances
      • Fill in later
    • Social events / group projects
      • Future Workshops / events
      • Newsletter sign up - Newsletter
        • workshops, events, projects, upcoming info - newsletter@sktechworks.ca
  • Old Business
    • Equipment
      • air distribution and vac piping - James Chamberlain is back and will be working on these improvements
      • OMIO - received needed parts - repair should be completed shortly
      • second laser cutter - Torban moved out as he was not able to repair it while it was at the space
      • Ryobi belt sander - more expensive to fix than replace. Asking Dennis if he would accept a replacement.
    • Moving stuff: No longer planned for October 16. Rylan may be able to get Biktrix employees to help move during the week.
  • Weavers guild
    • Weavers decided not to pursue use of the space further for now
    • Mena mentioned the price and lease were concerns for them
  • To Do List
    • Add/Remove/Assign to list
  • If a problem is found with the facilities please contact the board
    • thespace@sktechworks.ca
  • New business
    • mice - its fall and they are looking for a home
      • don't leave food around
      • we have set traps
    • Illegal Activity Policy
      • Concerns that this might prevent board members from reporting concerns to the board (not explicitly stated in the policy or bylaws)
      • Concerns that illegal covers more than criminal matters; more than what police might be able to help with.
      • Motion from James Cooper: Replace “This policy outlines the acceptable actions that board members may pursue when illegal activity is witnessed or reported.” to “This policy outlines the acceptable actions that board members may pursue on behalf of Saskatoon Techworks Inc. when illegal activity is witnessed or reported.” Seconded by Rylan Grayston. Passed unanimously.
      • Motion from John Tumbach: Replace “may contact the police for further guidance” with “may contact the appropriate authorities or governing body for further guidance.” Seconded by James Cooper. 7 for, 3 opposed. Motion passes.
      • Motion from Mena Ryan to reconsider the vote. Seconded by Scott Walde. 7 for, 3 against. Motion passes.
      • Revisiting Motion from John Tumbach: Replace “may contact the police for further guidance” with “may contact the appropriate authorities or governing body for further guidance.” 2 for, 9 against, 1 abstained. Motion fails.
      • Motion from James Cooper to change “acceptable actions that board members may pursue on behalf of Saskatoon Techworks, Inc.” to “acceptable actions that an individual board member may pursue on behalf of Saskatoon Techworks, Inc. without prior decision of the board”. Seconded by Rylan Grayston. 9 for, 1 against. Motion passes.
      • Motion from James Cooper to add “Board members, as members, may still take any actions allowed to all members as long as they do so on their own behalf and not on behalf of Saskatoon Techworks, Inc.” Seconded by John Tumbach. 8 for, 3 against. Motion passes.
      • Motion from Andrew Wright to delete the wording “our bylaws grant members the right to use the space” and move the wording “Non-members may be asked to leave for any reason” to the Acceptable Actions section. Seconded by Roger Ford. 3 for, 8 against, 1 abstain. Motion fails.
      • Motion from Taylor Serson to accept the Illegal Activity Policy as amended. Seconded by Rylan Grayston. 8 for, 1 against. Motion passed.
      • Motion from Andrew Wright change “However, our board members are not police, and thus do not have the authority to enforce the law.” to “However, our board members are only able to enforce Saskatoon Techworks, Inc. bylaws and policies.” Seconded by James Cooper. 5 for, 7 against. Motion fails.
      • Andrew Wright indicates his dissent to the above policy as written.
    • Open Floor
      • James Cooper announces that he will be stepping down from the board as of today.
      • Torban Peterson proposes adding $120 to the budget for purchasing a Bosch Orbital Sander. Seconded by James Cooper. 9 for, 0 against, 1 abstain.
      • Mena Ryan has agreed to take on maintenance of the wood lathe.
      • James Cooper has stepped down from maintaining the laser cutter, Photon S, Solidoodle, and Makerbot.
  • Acknowledgements
    • Kevin for cleaning the space.
    • James Cooper for his years on the board and for taking care of the books.
    • Scott Walde for his work coordinating with the Weaver's Guild.
  • Next Meeting - November 9, 2021
  • Purgatory box
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