July Officers' Corps Meeting

Date: 7-22-17 Time: 4:00 p.m.


  • Missing stuff - Jesse has a list, I believe
  • Security, especially emergency exits in metal shop and annex
  • Use for attic space - there have been a few plans for storage offered, but the board hasn't seen any. Is this a board issue? Do we have people to resurrect space cadets?
  • Cleaning the space - did the company quit?
  • We need more officers, how do we convince people that an officer position is something they want?
  • Cleaning of the space
    • Per direction from Charel, I am meeting with Jen Pro Cleaning Service coordinator and another of their franchisees on Monday July 23 at 10am at Quelab for a walk thru. Besides the bathrooms and core space floor, I would like to ask about getting all of the waste baskets/garbage cans in the space emptied, and ask about having the dishes done. Said that the weekends all day and weeknights after 4 pm are not good times. How about Monday or Tuesday before 4 pm.
    • Would like to discuss the possibility of the same for the recycling bins–possible to contact the CABQ and have a small recycling dumpster for the parking lot? Not sure of additional costs…will ask for a fixed price for any additional work.
  • Prioritization of Quelab repairs and modifications via a list on the Wiki. Perhaps requests from officers and members could be put there also. Pink “Borked/Broken” tags are still quite acceptable, but not always seen in a timely manner. I noticed at least 10 fluorescent bulbs that are burned out in the shop–need to figure a good way to safely change them in a cost effective manner. I have been ordering 4' T-8 LED bulbs online, but can only order 10-12 bulbs at a time due to the $100 reimbursement limit.
  • Laser cutter/electronics lab swamp cooler is in service, although there are some final touches to the water supply system. The issue of possible flooding in the attic has been taken seriously. A description of the flood mitigations will be discussed. (And a thanks to Sherrie and Aaron for mopping up a flood in the annex on Friday July 13th…) There is now positive pressure fresh air ventilation in these rooms, for summer and winter. We probably need to look at installing an additional 15 amp/115 volt circuits in each room, for dedicated use for small electrical space heaters, for the winter. In addition, there is now running low pressure cold water in the red sink in the ceramics area, for clay cleanup, with an open drain into a bucket below that sink
  • Speaking only about the welding and hot work area, I need to start checking for the presence of project tags and then to make sure that they are within their time limits. Need to set up some sorts of checklists for welding gases and supplies, to set up a reorder level minimum quantity.
  • Thinking about setting some sort of 'Tom Sawyer“ system to ask for volunteers who want to learn to convert the existing fluorescent lights to non-ballast direct wire LED lights.
  • Would like to be able to purchase a manual plasma arc cutter (or a combination TIG/Stick/Plasma machine) in order to cut up the pallet of 1/8” steel plate brackets in the hot work area to use as training materials.
  • I skimmed the nearly 200 page insurance document and would like to talk to the agent (John Murray)