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Milwaukee Makerspace Board of Directors Meeting - February 21st, 2019

Held at the Milwaukee Makerspace Craft Lab


  • Pete
  • Dan
  • Markus
  • Colleen
  • Kathy H
  • Billy
  • Rebecca
  • None
  • Linda
  • Tony
  • Steve
  • Bill S
  • Kyle


  • Meeting called to order by Markus Schneider at 7:03 PM

Review and approval of the Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Previous meeting minutes were approved

Reports of Boards and Standing Committees

Treasurers Report

  • Find the current treasurer report here.
  • Dan has called and Faxed the IRS and we have been granted a 60 day extension which should be approved with no late penalty fine.
  • We may want to discuss the wisdom of paying a CPA to file on our behalf. We did this several years ago and it cost us $300 per year.
  • If we do not, we should make a greater effort to review our filing with multiple people before sending to avoid a recurrence.

Building Maintenance/Issues

  • Update
    • Power reel yet to be installed in Craft Lab
    • Focus on Energy Credit have check

Reports of Special (Select) Committees

  • Outreach committee - Planning stages for fundraisers for the spring.

Unfinished Business

Membership Engagement

  • Previous Status
    • Empowering members. Gift cards or other recognition for going above and beyond.
    • Another newsletter will be sent
    • Abuse in the Metal shop is still occurring see Lost and Found Box notes

MATC Program

  • Last Status
    • MATC new VP meet with Dan and Markus and seems excited to merge their talents into the Makerspace.

Clarification of Policy on teaching classes to non members

  • Last Status
    • Propose to clarify language on wiki, vote if this is acceptable - Dan
    • Members can teach a class to non-members, but must get BOD sign-off first.
    • We need to be sure that safety protocols are in place that will not risk a claim against our liability insurance.
    • All guests MUST sign the liability waiver before class.
    • Make it clear that if a member accepts payment for the class, they are no longer covered by the space's liability insurance and should buy their own.
    • Does not apply to guests working on personal projects.
  • Anodizing proposal
    • Kathy Cannistra sent an email on February 18th, 2018 proposing to put the anodizing station in the vault hallways in the area where to grill currently is. Venting options would be out the door, through a new wall hole or tubed through to the paint room fan.
    • Kathy is plagued with a chalky mess, needs time to figure out where its coming from.

New Business

  • Donation Boxes
    • Soda donation box now a soda and popcorn donation box
  • Space improvement day
    • McDonald's gift cards
    • Member of the month recognition
  • New Topic #4
    • Metalshop In and Out boxes, lost and found box
  • New Topic #5
    • Vote for new band saw in the Woodshop approved by all
  • New Topic #6
    • Redo Flooring Kyle getting quotes for Cafe Area
    • Mirror for above cafe area
  • New Topic #7
    • Tom G Letter of intent
    • Waiting for bank to ask for the letter
    • Re-zoning for the new makerspace building
  • New Topic #8
    • Exterior Building lighting - Tom G
    • Lighting the side of building attempt to reduce graffiti also talk to neighborhood
    • Board approved research to better lighting
  • ADA Compliance - to be presented by Chris H.
    • Issues facing, prospective members.
    • Non-formal assessment of ADA was done
    • Ramp may be looked into this spring or when we redo the parking lot
    • Talk of putting a working key fob reader
    • Dan has working door fob just needs handle
    • Chris H got approved to get more estimates


  • None


  • Meeting was adjourned at 7:28 PM
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