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Meeting Agenda for November 27, 2012


  • Meeting started 7:08, adjourned 8:25
  • Google Hangout was online, no one was on until 8:00 or so, 1 guest
  • Tony Z. 14th district alderman attended prior to the meeting starting
  • 24 attendees (6 guests, 5 board members)
  • Development center 2868210, 809 n broadway to set up a meeting with plan examiner on signage at Lenox
  • free scrap steel available from Milwaukee forge for public a concept, and other free parts, city land, on our roof, etc.
  • Tony Z. Asked what projects we have in the works, Hop Drop mentioned, Space
  • “Buy Milwaukee” ordinance mentioned, promote local businesses, Jsonline story coming out tomorrow
  • Dozens of contracts and jobs planned this year


  • Ask guests to sign the Milwaukee Makerspace Meeting Guest Book
  • Guest introductions
  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members (skip the whole “what you are into” part, just talk about projects!)
  • Recap of organizational changes from over the weekend
  • Special Election needed
  • Reminder that next Board Meeting is this Thursday, 11/29/2012
  • Board Reporting to Members at Tuesday Meetings, Communication Discussion
    • Financial reports will be made public, quarterly at the least
    • Security deposit refunds
    • Projections for Lenox
    • POS for signing up on mailing lists, open house for Lenox
    • An announcement list?
    • Community outreach, advocacy
      • Canvassing, distribute posters to local businesses
      • Signage on building
    • Tim's welder source?
      • Kevin's Miller advocacy
      • Matt W. interested in helping
      • Wuld being a nonprofit help?
    • Fun Services, event mentioned by Json H., he
  • Black Friday Make-A-Thon Recap
  • Update on Lenox (taken from Dennis' email)
    • The roof will be done in about a week.
    • Final plans were discussed yesterday with the builder
    • Can the builder pull permits yet? Yes, will get submitted tomorrow
    • Tom estimates that the build-out will take about a week, once the permits have been obtained.
    • We also want to grind down and re-seal the concrete floors during this time. (Maybe starting to grind as early as Saturday!) Hopefully this can be accomplished during the 2-week permitting process, which may be shorter now.
    • Jim suggested using shot, recycling shot
    • So, our best estimate to begin the move is 12/17
    • We may be able to start moving things in earlier, if we can get the floor sealed, at least in the large East room, but several things have to align for that to happen. (Tom's new forklift must be made operational and we have to move out all the existing steel scrap.)
    • Forklift coming soon
    • Old restaurant 2-compartment sink wanted for a cleanup area
  • Rental Space and Storage at Lenox (will be covered in more detail at Thursday's Board Meeting)
    • Tom said ok to move stuff into vaults as soon as pricing is set and floors are finished
    • Access system will need to be in place also
  • Holidays and Tuesday Meetings (12/25 and 1/1 fall on Tuesdays, should we cancel those meetings?)
  • Insert your topics here
  • Meeting Adjourns
  • Any interested new members, see Jason Gessner or Brant Holeman to sign up!
  • One On One Introductions of Members to Guests
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