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The purpose of this page is to provide a compiled list of approved funding by the organization. It will help to have this list for the purpose of performing an audit.

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Board of Directors Meeting Approved Funding

Board of Directors Meeting 20110421

  • "Vote to Approve Treasurer Spending 200 dollars on CPA: Votes Yay: 5 Votes Nay: 0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20110428

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20110526

  • "Vote to buy lockers at 100 dollars and charge 25/yr per locker for use by member in good standing: Aye-5 Nay-0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20110602

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20110608

  • "Andrew proposed we approve spending of $850 from DMS fund to pay for 501c3 application Aye: 5"

Board of Directors Meeting 20110623

  • "Motion to authorize spending for CO (approx 280) Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "Motion to approve spending for brand new fire extinguisher by Andrew LeCody: Aye: 5 Nay: 0"
  • "Motion to approve up to 1000 dollars for setting up initial utilizes and services to be carried out by Shona Haskins by Andrew LeCody Seconds: Peter Smith Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "Vote also approves usage of funds (equal to 2200+any applicable taxes) to meet agreement of rental lease by Andrew LeCody Seconded by Peter Smith Aye: 5 Nay: 0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20110629

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20110714

  • Andrew motions to approve 400 for warehouse to build work benches and carte blanche to buy four 6 foot tables, second by Leland Flynn Aye-5
  • Andrew motions to allocate 300 for various items such as trash cans, and office supplies, and door closers, seconded by Peter Smith Aye-5
  • Andrew motions to approve the spending of 1,000 for first year of insurance, seconded by Glenn Pipe Aye-5

Board of Directors Meeting 20110723

  • "Andrew motions to approve additional 300 dollars to the office supplies and general build out fund. Seconded by Leland Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "Andrew motions to authorize 200 dollars for furniture to cover craft table and Harbor Freight table Seconded by Glenn Aye-5 Nay-0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20110814

  • "Andrew LeCody motions to approve $256.83 for General Build Out and Floor Project for a total budget of $700. Seconded by Leland Flynn. Aye: 5"
  • "Nicole Greeley motions to approve the spending of $443.17 for floor project. Seconded by Andrew LeCody. Aye: 5"
  • "Nicole Greeley motions to return any amount of money gained from the return of items that John Fields purchased with the option that he can donate that amount back to the floor project should he desire. Seconded by: Leland Flynn Aye: 5"
  • "Andrew LeCody motions to approve 250 dollars for additional bins for storage within the Electronics Room. Seconded by: Nicole Greeley Aye: 5"
  • "Andrew motions that we approve $200 for the purpose of purchasing microphones, cables, and stands in the AV room. Seconded by Glenn Pipe. Aye: 5"
  • "Nicole Greeley motions to have the build out amount of the Enco Mill be re-evaluated by a fresh set of eyes and run a fund raiser for additional money to help with the build out. Seconded by: Andrew LeCody Aye: 5"
  • "Andrew LeCody proposes that we approve the spending of 105 for the replacement power supply for the plasma TV. Seconded by Glenn Pipe Aye: 5"

Board of Directors Meeting 20110820

  • "Andrew motions to purchase 30 pieces @ .50 each from Itead Studio. Seconded by Peter Smith. Aye-5"
  • "Andrew LeCody motions to allow $500 dollars for remaining floor project with the stipulation that we gather as much as possible in donations to offset costs and the remaining amount of the 500 dollars will be returned to the general fund. Seconded by Glenn Pipe. Aye-5"

Board of Directors Meeting 20110903

  • "Andrew motions that 250 dollars be allocated to the CNC project for repairs along with donation matching up to 400 dollars. Donation matching to not extend past two months upon which the project will be reviewed by the board to evaluate any further funds. Glenn seconds Aye: 4 Nay: 0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20111015

  • "Glenn proposes that we re-allocate the funds that were intended for the fix of the (donated) plasma display, the power supply, to be used for a "Makerspace Kickstartr" project for the classroom big-screen-TV. Andrew seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 (20:20)"
  • "Andrew proposes that we establish a re-occuring budget for the operations and facilities committee of $100 per month, with an inital grant of $100 (retroactive to the beginning of this month, Oct. 1.) Glenn seconds. Aye: 4 Nay:0 (20:08)"
  • "Andrew proposes that the PR committee be in charge of the Makerspace Paraphernalia fund, and that the Makerspace will provide an initial grant of $100. Peter seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 (20:15)"
  • "Leland proposes that *in a booming, commanding, courageous voice*, we close and re-allocate the funds remaining in the Move Fund, back into the General Fund. Andrew seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 (20:17)"
  • "Glenn proposes that we re-allocate the funds that were intended for the fix of the (donated) plasma display, the power supply, to be used for a "Makerspace Kickstartr" project for the classroom big-screen-TV. Andrew seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 (20:20)"
  • "Andrew proposes that the Makerspace allocates $200 to the Paraphernalia fund, for use in the upcoming Open House, with any remaining to stay in the fund. Glenn seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0. (20:30)"
  • "Andrew proposes that the Floor Budget be renamed to Build-out Budget, and that the Makerspace add $400 to the Build-out Budget. Glenn seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 (21:02)"
  • "Andrew proposes an additional $100 for the Paraphernalia fund (for the Open House.) Peter seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 Leland: "Yarr""
  • "Andrew proposes authorizing up to $500 be allocated from the General Fund for purchase of an Epson 8350 projector (in addition to the DPRG dispensing of the TEDxSMU honorarium.) Glenn seconds. Aye: 4 Nay: 0 (22:04)"

Board of Directors Meeting 20111112

  • "Andrew proposes to move 400 from the project fund to the TV kickstarter fund and move last 100 back to the general fund. Seconded by Nicole Greeley Aye-3 Nay-0"
  • "Andrew proposes the space match donations upto 300$ towards a fund for a cabinet saw. Seconded by Nicole Greeley Seconded. Aye-3 Nay-0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20111218

  • Andrew proposes we spend 50 dollars to purchase batteries for the space. Seconded by Peter Smith Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew proposes that we allocate $60.10 a month for dumpster. Seconded by Leland Flynn. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew proposes that we allocate $50 each for 3 stools. Seconded by Nicole Greeley. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew proposes $75 dollars for the wall mount for the TV in the lounge. Seconded by Peter Smith. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew proposes that we allocate $160 dollars for bins to be purchased up to the amount of 20 bins. Glenn seconded. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Nicole proposes that 100 dollars be allocated to purchase color chemicals and anything excess will be returned to the general fund. Seconded by Glenn Pipe. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew proposes to allocate 100 dollars for purchasing a door closer for the front door. Seconded by Leland Flynn. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew proposes we put 200 dollars towards the Classroom committee. Leland Flynn seconds. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew proposes that we allocate 200 dollars matching donations to complete the CNC Mill. Seconded by Glenn Pipe. Aye-5 Nay-0

Board of Directors Meeting 20120129

  • "Andrew proposed we allocate $150 dollars for safety equipment (ie, emergency lighting, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors and possibly fire extinguishers). Nicole Greeley seconds Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "Andrew proposes that we bring up to the allocation of 1000 for setting up a point to point wireless access point between here and Andrew's data center at the next official membership meeting (2/9/2012). Seconded by Peter Smith. Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "Andrew proposes allocating no more than 200 dollars for the purchase of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium package. Leland Flynn Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "Andrew proposes we put the $150 allocated for the stools back into the general fun. Seconded by Nicole Greeley. Aye-4 Nay- Absent-1"

Board of Directors Meeting 20120219

  • "Vote: up to $350 matching funds for 2 work benches for the electronics room. Nicole - absent Yay - 4"

Board of Directors Meeting 20120322

  • "Peter Smith proposes that we allocate an addition 300 dollars from the Makerspace for the purchase of the cabinet saw with the stipulation we will not purchase until the power issue is resolved. Seconded by Nicole Greeley Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "John Haskins motions to move 10000 dollars into a savings account. Seconded by Andrew LeCody. Aye-5 Nay-0"
  • "Andrew LeCody proposes we authorize 1000 dollars for electrical work to be purchased by Andrew LeCody. Seconded by Robert Davidson. Aye-5 Nay-0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20120426

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20120610

  • Andrew LeCody motions that we authorize $250 dollars to replace the Laser Cutter PC. Robert Davidson seconds. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Nicole Greeley proposes 150 dollars be allocated to the PR committee for the purchase of advetising material. Seconded by Andrew LeCody Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew LeCody proposes that we allocate an additional 100 dollars to the Ops committee for the express purpose to hire a cleaning company. Robert Davidson seconds. Aye-5 Nay-0
  • Andrew LeCody proposes we reimburse Robert Davidson 40 dollars for the gas spent picking up a donation for the space. Seconded by John Haskins. Aye-4 AB-1

Board of Directors Meeting 20120722

  • "18:58 Robert Davidson - Asking to drop AT&T DSL, and switch the TWC. Currently paying about $74 monthly for AT&T DSL. - Robert D Proposes "Research the current status of the AT&T DSL contract and if we can cancel this contract that we do so and sign up for the yearly contract TWC Business class cable at $100 monthly and $150 setup fee (excluding and fees.)" - Seconded by John H Vote: 4/4 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 Abstain: 0 Passes."

Board of Directors Meeting 20120902

  • ""Giving $250 to the Ops and Facilites committee for the purchase (and installation) of a Nest thermostat." Robert D seconds. 1935 - Vote: Aye: 3/3 Unanimous"

Board of Directors Meeting 20121014

  • "Consent Agenda: Passed Hot work permit ($125) PR Committee Budget ($50) Domain Name Renewal ($134.50)"
    • Solution: Authorize a monthly budget of $50 for the PR Committee.
    • Solution: Allocate $125 toward the purchase of a hot work permit.
    • Solution: Authorize funds to renew both domains for 5 years. Cost with our current registrar (Joker.com) would be: $134.50 (averaging $13.45/year). Pricing from other registrars is roughly $10/year but would potentially see the loss of various value-added services compared to our current registrar. [edit]
  • "Andrew proposed that we allocated 15.95 per month for the purchase of a WHMCS license for the space. Seconded by Robert Davidson. Aye-4 Nay-0"
  • "Andrew LeCody proposes that we allocated 20/month for the Enhanced Reocurring Payments via Paypal. Seconded by Robert Davidson. Aye-3 Nay- AB-1"
  • "Nicole LeCody proposes allocating 150 dollars to the PR Committee for the use of Open House supplies. Andrew LeCody seconds. Aye-4 Nay-0"
  • "Agenda Item Three: RFID Tags Robert would like to allocated 60 dollars for the purchase of RFID cards. Seconded by John Haskins. Aye-4 Nay-0"

Board of Directors Meeting 20121125

  • Option 3: Authorize the purchase of the CNC laser cutter when the general fund has sufficient funds as well as a safety buffer (of $3500) to ensure uninterrupted service ($15,295).
    • Andrew L proposes that the board accept Option 3; John H seconds; Vote: Aye 5
  • "Andrew L proposes acceptance, authorization of $3800 for funds to cover purchase of the proposed insurance policies. Nicole L seconds Vote: Aye: 5"
  • "Allocate $300 to Security Committee for upgrades to network infrastructure, including but not limited to wireless access points, router, and cabling."
    • Andrew L proposes to accept as written, the intent being that the funds be spent on network infrastructure. Robert D seconds. Voting: Aye: 4
  • The board reallocates the following:
    • Build-Out $53.12
    • Furniture $225.00
    • Nest Thermostat $50
    • HF Radio Equip $25.25
    • Cabinet Saw $300
    • Total reallocation: $653.37 returned to general fund.
  • Authorize the spending of $361.20 from the general fund already spent on electrical work.

Board of Directors Meeting 20130203

  • Consent: Allocate $300 to buy alarm monitoring service through alarmrelay.com (which should only cost 251.44).
  • The Operations committee is requesting $260 one time allocation in order to: Purchase a Fine Cut Laser mirror
  • Andrew L proposes the DMS 'loan' $400 to the Security Committee to be paid back within 3 months time. Nicole L. Vote: Aye: 5
  • Andrew L proposes that $400 be allocated to the Ops Committee for laser improvements. Seconded by Robert D. Vote: Aye: 5
  • Andrew L proposes that a $200 one-time allocation and a $50 recurring allocation be made to the Warehouse Committee. Seconded by Robert D. Vote: Aye: 3 Nays: 1 Abs: 1
  • John H. proposes that we authorize $100 per month per board member to be spent at their discretion. Vote Aye: 5

Board of Directors Meeting 20130211

  • Authorize $3,000 for the purchase of a Beaver Machine Tool Type VBRP Vertical Knee Mill and various accessories.

Board of Directors Meeting 20130224

  • $500 for Andrew Falgout to be able to build a Rostock Max for the space.
  • Reimburse Paul Brown for $138.66.
  • John H proposes that $1200 be allocated to the Electronics and Robotics Committee. Andrew L seconds. Vote: Aye: 4
  • Andrew L proposes that $1000 be allocated to the Warehouse Committee (to facilitate proposal). John H seconds Vote: Aye:4
  • Buy mold equipment from jewelry foundry for $1300.
    • Andrew L proposes that $1300 be authorized for said project with an expiration date of May 24.Robert D seconds. Vote: Aye: 4
  • Andrew L proposes that a one-time $600 allocation and a $25 monthly allocation be made to the Craft Room Committee. Robert D seconds. Vote: Aye:4

Board of Directors Meeting 20130317

  • Paul B proposes that DMS provides $100 to the 3d Fabrication Committee contingent that they have a collection box for consumables and signage regarding this. Andrew L seconds. Vote: Aye: 5 Unanimous
  • Andrew F seeks $500 in funding to complete the Rostock Max.
    • John G proposes that $500 be allocated for the project as proposed. Robert D seconds. Vote: Aye: 4 Nay: 1 Abs: 0 Motion passes.
  • Andrew L proposes that DMS authorizes $500 in spending for Alarm system and access control system. John G seconds. Vote: Aye: 5 Unanimous
  • Paul B proposes that DMS give $40.12 to the Facilities and Operations Committee to reimburse Andrew F. Robert D seconds. Vote: Aye: 5 Unanimous

Board of Directors Meeting 20130411

  • Request Project funding for the Powerwheels race league 750 for the build cost of the car and spare parts
    • Andrew L proposes that DMS authorizes $750 to be available for spending on the proposed project. Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Andrew L proposes that DMS allocates $350 to the 3d Fabrication committee on condition that the project be completed within 3 months. John G seconds Vote: Aye: 4

Board of Directors Meeting 20130421

  • Authorize funding of up to $305 for a new certificate of occupancy (in case a re-inspection is required) and return extra funds after the certificate is obtained.
  • Authorize funding of $900 per month in additional rent costs. And, authorize an additional $900 for the security deposit.
  • Authorize funding up to $800 in additional insurance costs and return the extra funds to the general fund after the purchase is made.
  • Paul B proposes to retro-actively approve the authorization for $202.70 for the purchase of Wifi-link equipment (purchased 20120425--we have lost the minutes regarding this purchase https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Regular_Member_Meeting_20120412) Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • The Security Committee is requesting $600 be allocated towards purchasing parts neccessary to complete the wireless link.
    • Andrew L motions to allocate as proposed. John G seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Robert D proposes that a reloading press like that from the proposal, at a price of $460, be half funded by DMS ($230,) and that the remainder be provided by donations ($230.) Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 4
  • Andrew L proposes that DMS allocate $8000 towards the addition of the property at 9983 Monroe, authorize the additional recurring monthly expenditure from the addition of the property. John G seconds. Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Robert D proposes that a lockbox be purchased for the 3d Printing Consumables fund and mounted to the wall. Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 4
  • Andrew L proposes that DMS authorize the purchase for the ultra-sonic cleaner from the proposal. Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 4

Board of Directors Meeting 20130519

  • Reimburse Paul Brown for the $117.96 used to buy welding screens.
  • Reimburse Paul Brown for the $289.10 for steel tubing to build shelving for project boxes, warehouse workbenches, frames for the welding screens, and various other projects for the makerspace.

Board of Directors Meeting 20130613

  • Authorize Greg Needel to act on behalf of the Dallas Makerspace to purchase up to $10k of deeply discounted equipment at the 2013 Red Bull Creation event. This purchase will require the approval of 2 of the 5 board members. Robert Proposes - Andrew 2nds - 4 out of 5 votes in favor, the proposal passes.

Board of Directors Meeting 20130630

  • Create a Signage Project Fund in the Amount of $250 this a large portion of this is steel cost for 1/4 inch steel 1 4X8 panels that would be cut to 4x4 sign's Robert Davidson would lead this project unless someone else want's to lead it in his place.
  • Purchase $100 in safety equipment
  • Purchase 1 inch die for approx cost of $250 for pipe bender
  • Reimburse Paul for $410.26. (for flooring)
  • Paul Brown proposes the Makerspace allocates $750 to a fund for attracting classes to the Makerspace. The spending of these funds will require consent from the Board of Directors. Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 5 Unanimous.
  • Andrew L proposes the Makerspace allocates $400 one-time to the Operations and Facilities committee to replenish its fund. Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 4
  • Robert D proposes that the Board Member Discretionary fund be increased from $100 to $200. Paul B seconds Vote: Aye: 4
  • Paul B proposes that the Makerspace allocates $300 for the purchase of a horizontal bandsaw. Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 5
  • Authorize the spending of up to $500 on the purchase of cordless tools.
    • Andrew L proposes implementing as in the agenda. Vote: Aye: 5 Unanimous
  • Authorize funding for a better Lumber rack similar to Artisan's Asylum with a cost of up to $250
    • Robert D seconds the proposal as written. Vote: Aye: 4
  • Add $1000 to the Committee for purchases at the committee's discretion.
    • Andrew L proposes to accept as written John G seconds Vote: Aye: 5 Unanimous
  • Purchase Hornady Shell Plates for the common calibers, specifically shell plates #1, #8, #16 and #45. Purchase Hornady Powder Cop Total cost: $215
    • Andrew L proposes to accept as written Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 4
  • Andrew L Proposes that the Makerspace set aside $1000 a month for a potential space move Vote: Aye: 3
  • Robert D proposes the Makerspace allocate $650 to be used towards the purchase of a vertical bandsaw. John G seconds Vote: Aye: 5 Unanimous

Board of Directors Meeting 20130721

  • Paul B proposes that the Makerspace allocate $2300 for the purchase of computer hardware. John G seconds. Vote: Aye 5, unanimous
  • Andrew L proposes authorizing $680 for the purchase of digitizer tablet display and additional pen. Paul B seconds Vote: Aye 3
  • Robert D proposes the Makerspace re-imburse Alan W $112.98 for the previously purchased Ryobi One Plus parts. Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Fold the security committee into operations to simplify organizational structure.. Purchase 3 new Camera's approx 100$ in Cost to replace existing COAX Camera's
  • Authorize $170 in spending to get a digital Pyrometer & Pobe
    • Andrew L proposes that the Board tables this item. Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • John G proposes that the Makerspace re-imburse Paul B $200 for the funds spent for a welding instructor Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 4

Board of Directors Meeting 20130825

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

Board of Directors Meeting 20130827

  • The Great and Sovereign Paul Br proposes that $300 be transferred from the Jewelry making fund to the Bio committee fund. Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 4
  • Andrew L proposes that the Makerspace allocates $1200 to the Workshop Committee. Vote: Aye: 5

Board of Directors Meeting 20130929

  • Reimburse Paul Brown with a check for $376.21 ($101.21 for renting the coating remover + $275 for the materials).
  • Approve an allocation of $2,444.23 to the Monroe Build-out fund and close the fund.
  • Paul B proposes that the Makerspace allocate $300 for the purpose of creating a tour video for the Makerspace. Robert D seconds. Vote: Aye: 3
  • $500 Allocated as a Project Fund to start Screen Printing
    • Robert D proposes that the Makerspace accept the item as written. Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • $1800 Allocated to purchase a new PolyPrinter
    • Andrew L proposes that the Makerspace accept the item as written. John G seconds Vote: Aye: 4 Opp: 1
  • Andrew L proposes that the Makerspace allocate $100 to the existing budget of the Foundry Committee. Paul B seconds. Vote: Aye: 5, Unanimous
  • AC work was performed and the costs must be approved, retro-actively.
    • Andrew L proposes that the Makerspace accept the item as written. Paul B seconds Voting: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Approve an allocation of $500 to the Etsy Dallas Group
    • Robert D proposes that the Makerspace accept the item as written. Andrew L seconds Voting: Aye: 5, unanimous.
  • Andrew L proposes that the Makerspace provide 3 months of membership for Raymond Cassidy to be drawn from the Makerspace Fellowship Fund. Paul B seconds Voting: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Paul B proposes that the Board of Directors retro-actively approve the costs incurred for the Dale Dougherty event, the Software Freedom Day event, and the Member Appreciation Day event. Andrew L seconds Voting: Aye: 5, unanimous

Board of Directors Meeting 20131020

  • Andrew L proposes that the Makerspace provide 3 months of membership for Lance Preston to be drawn from the Makerspace Fellowship Fund. Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous

Board of Directors Meeting 20131102

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20131110

  • Allocate $500 to the Operations and Facilities Committee, to cover the purchase of a 90 gallon Fire Cabinet.
    • Andrew L proposes that the Board approve the item as written. John G seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanimous
  • Andrew L proposes that the Board give Eric Chaney 3 months for membership drawn from the Membership Fellowship fund. John G seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanimous.
  • Andrew L proposes that the Board allocate $1000 to the Workshop Committee. John G seconds. Vote: Aye: 4, unanimous.

Board of Directors Meeting 20131126

  • Consent: "Approve payment of $2,859.84 for a year's insurance for the Dallas Makerspace."

Board of Directors Meeting 20131208

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20131220

  • CNC Mill
    • Authorize the purchase of a CNC Mill
    • Establish a CNC Mill Fund
    • All funds raised by the membership for the purpose of acquiring a mill and acquiring things required to use the mill will be placed into this new CNC Mill project fund.
    • Allocate $7,235 from the General Fund to the new CNC Mill fund. (matching the current donations)
  • Approve contract for lease of a storage unit and up to $125 in spending per month until the extra storage is not necessary. (Approx cost is $109-121 a month for a 10'x20' unit)

Board of Directors Meeting 20140105

  • Return the $600 planned for the wireless link to the General Fund.
  • Andrew L proposes the Board give Frank Scranton 3 months for membership drawn from the Membership Fellowship fund in recognition for his hard work. John G seconds. Vote: Aye: 4

Board of Directors Meeting 20140216

  • Allocate $121.86 more to the "New Computers" project and close out the "New Computers" project.
  • Instead of allocating $15.95 per month, approve spending of up to $15.95 per month on WHMCS.
  • Paul B proposes that "When the $2000 anonymous donation arrives which is earmarked for a group project, it will be allocated to the Automotive Committee for the Lemons Race. Allocate the $2500 cash donation to the automotive committee which will enable the committee to use the funds for Lemons if they so choose." Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Pay out $300 to Andrew Floyd for his video
    • Robert D motions to accept the proposal as written. Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • John G motions that Chuck Graf be awarded 3 months of membership drawn from the Makerspace Fellowship fund. Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Robert D proposes that Cone Johnson be awarded 3 months of membership drawn from the Makerspace Fellowship fund. Paul B seconds. Vote: Aye: 5, unanimous
  • Robert D motions that the Board approves spending of up to $1250 for the purchase for a CAD/CAM PC. Andrew L seconds Vote: Aye: 3
  • Paul B motions that the Board allocates $12000 to the Future Build-out Fund. Andrew L seconds. Vote: Aye: 4, unanimous.
  • Andrew L proposes that $1000 be allocated to the Creative Arts Committee. Robert D seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanimous
  • Andrew L proposes that $400 be allocated to the Mill Committee. Robert D seconds. Vote: Aye: 4, unanimous

Board of Directors Meeting 20140306

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20140319

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20140328

  • Authorize spending of $45 annually for a Sam's Club Business account from the general fund. Authorize use of our Tax ID for purchases associated with this card. Operations would continue to cover the cost of supplies.
  • Authorize Vinyl Cutter Fund Spending
    • Authorize spending of the $231.67 in the current unofficial "Vinyl Cutter Fund" on vinyl cutter related expenses.
    • Approve spending from the new fund for items necessary for continued vinyl cutting or screen printing.
    • Authorize spending for a new donation box for the new fund.
  • Retroactively approve $119.40 of spending per year for alarm monitoring service.
  • Allocate $300 to the Arts Committee for expenses this coming month.
  • Allow Robert Davidson to decide how this money is spent from the Get-R-Done fund on items that benefit the Dallas Makerspace.
  • RobertD proposes the Board allocates up to $1600 to build a file server at Luke Olson's discretion. PearceD Seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanymous, motion passes
  • Reimburse Paul Brown for Welding Supplies (Paul Brown) AndrewL proposes that the Board approve the item as written. "Solution: Write a reimbursement check to Paul Brown for $291.89." BenjaminG seconds.
  • AndrewL proposes that the Board approve the item as written. "Solution: Write a reimbursement check to Paul Brown for $517.38 and use the funds from the sales of the shirts." PearceD seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanymous, motion passes
  • AndrewL proposes that the Board approve the item as written. "Solution: Approve $400 ($290 for the subplate, $110 for 2 taps) to acquire subplate." RobertD seconds. Vote: Aye: 4, unanymous, motion passes
  • AndrewL proposes that the Board approve the item as written. "Solution: Transfer ownership of the storage lease to DMS proper and approve payment of monthly storage fee of up to $130." BenjaminG seconds. Vote: Aye: 4, unanymous, motion passes
  • AndrewL proposes that Board authorize up to $1600 for spending on D&O Insurance and entering into the D&O Insurance contract. RobertD seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanymous, motion passes
  • Retroactively approve all membership meeting spending up to 2014/03/13 except for the $500 on 2013/10/10 for a Halloween Party.
  • AndrewL proposes that the Board approve the item as written: "Retroactively approve snack fund spending. Approve future snack fund spending from the funds collected from snack purchases." PearceD seconds Vote: Aye: 3 Abs: 1
  • AndrewL proposes that the Makerspace award Andrew Floyd 3 months of membership drawn from the Makerspace Fellowship fund for volunteering his talents and time. Awarding membership from the Makerspace Fellowship fund allows the Space to publicly recognize and encourage exceptional volunteers whose contributions enable the Makerspace to further our exclusive 501(c)(3) purposes. BG seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanymous
  • AndrewL proposes that the Board approve the item as written: "Solution: Retroactively approve the $288.10 in overspending for insurance." BG seconds Vote: Aye: 4, unanymous

Board of Directors Meeting 20140420

Meeting Rescheduled

Board of Directors Meeting 20140427

  • "Approve spending Paul Brown's donation of 24.95 to be spent on the Financial Committee overspending."
  • "Proposal to give 3 months of Dallas Makerspace membership Justin Keiser, allocated form the Dallas Makerspace Fellowship Fund. Put to vote by Andrew Lecody, seconded by Andrew Falgout. Unanimous approval"
  • "Unanimous approval, one time $300 fund allocation as written above" to arts and crafts committee

Board of Directors Meeting 20140515

  • "A deal on some Blacksmith equipment has been found, $2300 covers 2 new anvils, a post vice, a large swage block, 24 assorted hammers, tongs, punches, chisels, and hardy tools. Authorization of the purchase of this equipment would allow for larger and more productive classes."
  • Modification to the Event Policy Encouraging Classes
    • "All Teachers will be eligible for a 50$ Honorarium per approved class"
    • "Committees's are also eligible for a matching honorarium for every class sponsored by a committee a matching 50$ will goto the committee"
  • Switch Merchant Account
    • "Authorize monthly spending on fees to receive credit card payments."
    • "Authorize spending $50 for the setup fee."
  • CNC Embroidery Machine - "Allocate $250 to the committee, $175 going toward software and hardware for creating custom designs, and $75 going toward an initial buy of thread and backing which will be supported through a supply fee going forward."

Board of Directors Meeting 20140522

  • "Approve spending of $600 for the prior purchase of pallet racks."
  • "Authorize payment of first month's rent, security deposit and tenant improvements." for Monetary Lane lease

Board of Directors Meeting 20140601

  • "Authorize the expense of 623.61 to reimburse Robert Davidson" for the purchase of a HEPA Filter for Metal Working
  • "Change the previous reallocation to only the left-over amount after the HF Radio Tranceiver purchase."

Board of Directors Meeting 20140611

  • "Allocate $1,600 each month to a "Next Year's Insurance" fund until the fund reaches $8,000. Also, approve spending funds from the "Next Year's Insurance" fund and any additional funds required on insurance for 2015."
  • "Board authorizes the spending of $45,000 to be spent at the consensus of the president and treasurer for the purpose of building out and equipping the Monetary Lane location."
  • "Authorize recurring expenses for utilities and rent at the Monetary location."

Board of Directors Meeting 20140618

No Spending

Board of Directors Meeting 20140627

  • Authorize plumbing fix for toilet - Passed unanimously

Board of Directors Meeting 20140730

  • A dock window was accidentally damaged by volunteers while the new Bridgeport Mill was moved to DMS. Solution: Authorize spending $225 to cover the repairs.
  • Maintenance for Bridgeport Mill - $89.67
  • AndrewL authorizes $50 for the shipping of the Power Hammer and the Bridgeport. AndrewF seconds. Unanimously passes with one absence.
  • AndrewL proposes to authorize the purchase of an additional power supply for the Laser with shipping costs included. Robert seconds. Unanimously passes with one absence.

Board of Directors Meeting 20140730-2

  • AndrewL proposes the Machine Shop Committee be able to spend the money (earmarked for Bridgeport) on the Bridgeport and related items. AndrewF seconds. Unanimously approved

Board of Directors Meeting 20140824

  • DMS YouTube Incentive - As written, with a $300 (non-renewing) cap to test the incentive program - LeCody proposes, Falgout seconds - Unanimously Approved
  • Allocate $1000 to acquire a the following basic tools for the lathe - As written - Robert proposes, LeCody seconds - Unanimously Approved
  • Board Approves $1000 funding to get workshop committee running smooth with the proper tools - LeCody proposes, Benjamin seconds - Unanimously Approved
  • PR Displays - As written, modified to authorize spending up to $700 on effort - LeCody proposes, Benjamin seconds - 4 approvals - 1 disapprovals - Passed
  • Richard Bauman donates $500 for 3D fabrication committee with DMS matching another $500, to be used within the 3d fabrication committee as 3d fabrication committee chair decides - Benjamin proposes, LeCody approves - Unanimously Approved
  • Retroactively and going forward approve spending for janitorial services from the general fund instead of the Operations fund - LeCody proposes, Robert approves - Unanimously Approved
  • Approve recurring spending for the AirGas bill from the General fund - Robert proposes, Benjamin seconds - Unanimously Approved

Board of Directors Meeting 20140907

  • Dock Stairs - Reimburse Brandon Green $79.13 (from build out fund?)
  • Lecture Hall Acoustic Improvements - A total of $165.67 in funds is requested for this project
  • AV Conference Room Improvements Proposal of $100 to Creative Arts Committee with the intention to be used for sound dampening in the AV Room - Propsed by Andrew LeCody, seconded by Andrew Falgout Unanimous Vote - Passes
  • Fix Plumbling - Authorize Spending on Plumber to fix plumbing issues in Dallas Makerspace - Proposed by Andrew LeCode, seconded by Benjamin Groves - Unanimous Vote - Passes
  • One Year of MPLC Umbrella License Authorize $565 from general fund for Robert Davidson to spend on a MPLC licnese if he sees the license as an appropriate solution for DMS - This is intended to be a one-license purchase, future renewals will need to handled by committees or membership - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Andrew Falgout
  • Approve Build-Out Overspending - Proposed as written by Andrew LeCody, seconded by Andrew Falgout - Unanimous Vote - Passes
  • Workshop Maintenance Funds - Allow workshop to purchase shop vac dedicated to Sandblaster so people don't end up spraying sand all over the workshop. Buy new blades and get teeth replaced on 2 existing blades missing teeth. Other misc items. $300 to the workshop committee. - Proposed as written by Robert Davidson, seconded by Pearce Dunlap - Unanimous Vote - Passes
  • Increase Operations Funding - Increase Operations and Facilities Committee monthly allocation to $400, dated as of Sep 1st (so funds are available immediately for this month). - Proposed as written by Andrew Falgout, seconded by Pearce Dunlap - Unanimous Vote - Passes
  • Build Out for Kiln - Propose allocating up to $285 for Kiln by Andrew LeCody, seconded by Andrew Falgout - Vote - 4 in favor - 1 against - Motion Passes

Board of Directors Meeting 20141012

  • Approve spending up to $20/month for hosting service with backups. - Buy Hosting Service For Billing System (Paul Brown)
  • Approve spending $255.00 every two months to have our AC filters changed (starting immediately). - AC Filter Replacement Service (Paul Brown)
  • Etsy Sponsorship - Authorize Robert Davidson up to $1000 to sponsor Etsy Jingle Bash, amount at his discretion - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Benjamin Groves - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • RoboTex Sponsorship (Robert Davidson) - Allocate $300 for grant to RoboTex - Proposed by Andrew Falgout, Seconded by Robert Davidson - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • CNC Router - Pay loan payment of approximately $700 per month for purchase of MultiCam Router - Proposed by Robert Davidson, Seconded by LeCody - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Purchase Items to Improve Planer (Alex Rhodes) - Approve spending of up to $470 for Workshop Committe's purchase of helical head for planar and feed tables - Proposed by Andrew LeCody, seconded by Robert Davidson - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Purchase a helical head jointer. ($6,170) - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Pearce Dunlap - Passed by unanimous vote from the board - Passed with 3 approvals, opposed by 1, abstained by 1
  • Wood Shop Table (Alex Rhodes) - Authorize spending of up to $450 to workshop for construction of wood shop table - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Andrew Falgout - Passed with 4 approvals, abstained by 1
  • Buy Hosting Service For Liability Waivers (Robert Davidson) - Authorize spending of up to $468 for a years support of kiosk waiver system - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Benajmin Groves - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Authorize Security Camera Purchase (Robert Davidson) - Authorize purchase of $953.64 to Robert Davidson for installed cameras - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Andrew Falgout - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Reimburse to GET-R-DONE fund of $500 for tablet and $136.72 for a tablet stand and discuss the purchase of 2 more Stands and Tablets. -
  • Authorize Power Adaptor Purchase (Brooks Scharff) - Authorize spending of $75 for 6 power supply units - Proposed by Andrew LeCody, seconded by Robert Davidson - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Authorize Recurring Maintenance Fund for Workshop (Alex Rhodes) - Allocate $300 (one time) to workshop committee for Maintenance - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Andrew Falgout - Passed with 4 approvals, opposed by 1
  • Authorize One time Fund for Metal Shop equipment (Alex Rhodes) - Allocate $300 for workshop comittee, in the interest of getting the metal shop up and moving - Proposed by Andrew LeCody, seconded by Benjamin Groves - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Authorize $450 to workshop fund for material for plasma cutter - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Andrew LeCody - Passed with 4 approvals, opposed by 1
  • Authorize up to $636.72 to kiosk project fund for second sign-in kisok - Proposed by Robert Davidson, seconded by Andrew Falgout - Passed with 3 approvals, opposed by 1, abstained by 1

Board of Directors Meeting 20141116

  • 2 Post Lift for Auto - authorization to purchase and install a lift - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Funding for DMS's 240sx race car - Allocate $500 in funding for this month for Automotive for the purpose of working on the Lemons Car - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Replenish DMS Tshirts - screen printing would need ~$349 allocated to it - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Allocate A Rolling budget for Workshop - Propose recurring monthly allocation of $300 for Workshop upkeep - Passed with 4 votes for, one against
  • Approve Purchase of Ikea table top for workshop - Allocate the purchase of Ikea Butcher block counter top to complete original table that is scheduled to be worked on December 6th. Currently $169. - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Welding Supplies / AirGas Change - Authorize General Fund spending of up to $150 monthly to AirGas for welding gas - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Allocate $750 John Webb donation to auto committee - Passed with 3 votes, 2 abstained
  • Replace broken electronics equipment - Authorize $400 to Electronics Committee for purchase of replacement and upgraded equipment - Passed by unanimous vote from the board
  • Purchase Two New 3D Printers from PolyPrinter - Authorize 3D Fabrication $2400 for the purchase of a PP229 PolyPrinter - Passed with 3 votes, 1 against, 1 abstained

Board of Directors Meeting 20141214

  • Approve Recurring Monthly Payment For Quickbooks Online (Paul Brown) - Unanimous Agreement by the Board
  • Approve allocation of up to $10,000 for electrical upgrades and improvements in the facility (Robert Davidson) - Unanimous Agreement by the Board

Board of Directors Meeting 20150111

  • Approve up to $8500 for purchase of new air compressor and related resources to make it functional at the Dallas Makerspace - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Allocate $280 for the purchase two maintained first aid kits through Cintas - Allocate $50 a month to pay Cintas for the service of maintaining the two above first aid kits - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Allocate up to $500 for collection and set up of signage and materials for immediate safety needs - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Allocate $800 for the purchase of the following equipment - 5x 10lb fire extinguishers, 15x 3-dimensional signs to clearly label fire extinguishers, Inspection Fees - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Allocate $165 for the purchase of these fire detection devices - 3x Wireless Heat Detector - Motion Approved - Four in favor, One opposed
  • Allocate $6600 for running power and curcuit breaker panels for CNC router, add panels for woodworking area, additional 3 phase power - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Purchase final ducting parts for wood shop (Alex Rhodes) - Allocate $1000 to Workshop Committee - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Allocate $500 to the newly formed Metal Shop Committee - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Allocate $400 to Operations Committee to maintain general operations spending - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • Rename "Laser Cutter Operations Fund" to the "Laser Committee Fund", with the authorization for the Laser Committee to allocate their assets as they choose - Unanimous Approval by the Board
  • "Workshop Committee" becomes "Wood Shop Comittee" and "Metal Shop Committee" is created - Unanimous Approval by the Board

Membership Meeting Approved Funding

Regular_Member_Meeting_20111013

  • "Solution 1: Authorize $150 to build out power along the east wall, per Electrical Buildout#Stage 1: East Wall, 110"
    • "21:09 a show of hands, the majority would like to spend the $150 for Solution 1."

Regular_Member_Meeting_20111110

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20111208

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120112

  • "Paul Wilson motions to approve $250 Dollars for startup fund for curtain. Seconded by Oguz Yetkin Aye-15 Nay-0 AB-1"
  • "Shona proposes we allocate $100 towards purchasing a rental truck for moving donated furniture. Seconded by Paul Wilson Aye-14 Nay-0 AB-2"
  • "Doug proposes a one time $50 supporting fee for Laser Cutter. Seconed by Oguz Yetkin Aye-14 Nay-0 AB-2"

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120209

  • "Shona proposed that we allocate 100 dollars towards lightbulbs. Seconded by Eric Chaney. Approved"
  • "Shona proposes to allocate 75 dollars for bins for storage for the Bio room. Seconded by Paul Wilson. Approved"
  • "Doug Paradis motions we allocate a 1 time $50 usage for the craft room. Seconded by Bob Pfulghoft. Approved"

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120308

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120412

This meeting was postponed due to lack of quorum

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120510

  • "Proposal of a budget for $50, recurring, for the classroom committee. (Robert Davidson) - Seconded by Oguz Yetkin - Vote Aye: 13 Nays: 1 Abstaining: 2 Motion passes."
  • "Motion to allocate $1500 to purchase a combination roll-brake-sheer, the model to be determined by the Warehouse Committee. If it is decided to not purchase, the funds are to be returned to the General Fund. - Seconded by Oguz Yetkin - Vote Aye: 12 Nays: 1 Abstaining: 3 Motion passes."

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120614

  • "Mike Churchill moves to approve 1000 dollars towards the purchase of an HF Transceiver. Seconded Craig MacPhearson. Aye-13 Nay-1 AB-2"
  • "Paul Brown proposes 150 dollars be earmarked for security committee for the purchase of IP cameras. Seconded by Kent Bowling. Aye-14 Nay-1 AB-1"
  • "Mike Churchill motions that we approved a budget of 25 dollars a month for the electronics room to purchase supplies. Seconded Craig MacPhearson. Aye-16 Nay-0 AB-2"
  • "Mark Havens proposes 400 dollars to purchase supplies to get hydroponics lab up and working. Seconded by Mike Eber. Aye-8 Nay-1 AB-7"

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120712

  • "Paul Wilson motions to allocate $2000 for the repairs on the AC unit. Seconded by Joe Southwell. Aye-15 Nay-0 AB-1"
  • "Robert Davidson motions to reimburse $200 to the Paul WIlson for the purchase of a portable air conditioner. Seconded by Joe Southwell. Aye-15 Nay-0 AB-1"
  • "Robert Davidson proposes that we raise the Operations and Facilities fund to 150 a month. Seconded by Paul Wilson. Aye-15 Nay-0 AB-0"

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120809

  • "Mike Churchill proposes that the Makerspace allocate $60 to PR committee to use for a Makerspace stamp or other PR purposes. Christopher Kirby seconds. Vote: 22 Opposed: 0 Abstained: 2"
  • "Nick Sainz proposes that the makerspace allocate $850 to the Classroom COmmittee for the purchase of (craiglist'ed) stacking chairs. David J seconds. Vote: 18 Opposed: 2 Abstained: 1"

Regular_Member_Meeting_20120913

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20121011

  • "Proposal: Greg Needel would like to take on building the vacuum form machine for the space. He expects that it will take ~$200 to complete the project."
    • "Appropriate Funds for Vacuum Form Machine (Stan Simmons) Ken P seconds Vote: Aye: 24 Abstaining: 1 Opposed: 0 Motion passes"

Regular_Member_Meeting_20121108

Regular_Member_Meeting_20121213

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130110

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130207

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130314

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130411

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130509

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130613

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130711

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130808

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20130912

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20131010

Requesting $500 for supplies, decorations, and food for a Halloween party
Called to vote by Daniel Jackson
Seconded by John Fields
Yes: 24, No: 0, Abstain: 1
Pass

Regular_Member_Meeting_20131114

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20131212

  • Authorize a small budget of $200 for hiring a moving crew and having the machine moved to DMS.

Regular_Member_Meeting_20140109

No Spending

Regular_Member_Meeting_20140213

Quorum not met

Regular_Member_Meeting_20140313

Quorum not met