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Milwaukee Makerspace Board of Directors Meeting - June 3rd, 2020

Held Online via Jitsi Meet


  • Markus
  • Dan
  • Tim
  • Faith
  • Alden
  • Tim
  • Kathy
  • Doug S
  • Tony
  • Adrian
  • Jeff M
  • John T
  • Ross H
  • Pete P
  • Alex


  • Meeting called to order by Markus at 7:01PM

New Business

Current Financial Projections

  • Update from Dan J
    • Requested by Tim, I revisited the original financial projection numbers for the expansion
    • project.
    • The original 2019 projections have compared quite favorably to the actual numbers.
    • I've added more pessimistic 2020 and 2021 projections in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
    • MMS Operating Costs - 2020 Financial Projections

COVID-19 Reopening

  • Working out details, clarifications, updates on to do list for the Phase Two plan
    • When/how is the signup sheet posted?
    • Masks are mandatory for phase one; only required if building cohabitants request you wear one
  • Waiver - sent to lawyer, awaiting reply
  • How do we want to structure Phase Two suggestions, planning and measures, when do we work out a draft and how does the final version get set. There are only 2 weeks.
  • Hybrid Plan: sign-ups mixed with maximum occupancy?
  • Plan:
    • 16 area slots
    • x number of floating/token spots to sign up for
    • Touch screen or white board to keep track of floating/token spots
  • PPE
  • Member Exit Survey

Anti-Harassment Policy

  • Tim Campbell would like to open up discussion around adding the following language, the specific language of which can be tweaked:
    • “Continuous unwanted interactions can lead to members and guests feeling uncomfortable at the Makerspace. It is every member's right to enjoy the Makerspace with or without interaction from other members if they so choose.”
  • I believe our current policy does not give members a proper path of reporting unwanted interactions or complaints. While it is obvious to seasoned members or board members, it may not be obvious to new members what they should do if they feel threatened or uncomfortable. Our current language says “People asked to stop any harassing behavior [sic] are expected to comply immediately.” This language puts the responsibility to stop harassment on the membership, whereas I believe that fall under a combination of the membership and the board.
  • I would additionally like to modify the last line of the anti-harassment policy and add to it the following language, the specifics of which can be tweaked:
    • “If you are comfortable doing so, you are encouraged to tell any individual who is harassing you or another member to stop their behavior. If you are not comfortable addressing the harasser directly, if the harasser does not immediately stop their behavior, or if you believe that the harassment violates the code of conduct, please contact the Board of Directors (in person or in email) or fill out and submit an incident form. The Board of Directors will treat your incident seriously and respectfully. The Board will never publicize your request or name without your permission, and the Board has zero-tolerance for members being retaliated against.”

MMS Response to Recent Events

  • Alden's and Dan's proposals
  • A message/statement to the community on the recent protests



  • Meeting was adjourned at 8:42pm
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