Present: Barak, Lydia, Richard (facilitator), Karen, Paul (minutes), McAllen, Cory, Vaidy
Chelsea (first meeting), Young (first meeting)
No wiki updates.
(Barak) Designate the last Sunday of every month as an officer meeting, where officers are required to give a monthly report on their activities as required by the current standing rules. Time will still be allotted for meet & greet.
Barak: We discussed this last week, and this seemed more acceptable to people than weekly officer meetings, so I put it on the agenda. This wouldn't take effect until the end of March, since today is the last Sunday of this month.
Concerns / amendments phase
Amendment suggested: People should be able to propose emergency items for that weekly meeting.
CQ: Can anyone request emergency meetings?
POI: Just officers.
Amendment language: The house should also do minutes and wiki updates. The house may consent to hear emergency agenda items during this meeting.
(Barak) Reimbursement for the purchase of laminate labor schedule and wet-erase markers for the house.
Barak: I'm asking for $37.28.
POI: Sounds like office supplies.
POI: There's language in our rules that officers need approval for purchases larger than $250. I think this is just fine.
Concerns / amendments phase
Maintenance report: Just started as maintenance. Mostly throwing money at problems so far; we're doing well on cash for the fiscal year. Cory has reinstalled our keybox. Pest control came out. We have a family of opposums. We may have rats/mice too.
CQ: I got rugs for the bare concrete, but concrete staining is nice. We'd have to pull up the carpet glue.
Maintenance: We can fund the supplies, if you want to spend a few weekends doing that.
Maintenance: I think we swapped all fire alarms/CO detectors batteries at the same time last year, so they're all getting beepy. We'll be going door-door to offer replacement batteries.
Maintenance: Once we control these pests, I'll tackle the outdoor lighting.
Board member: We're waiting on our ROC-USA certification. CHEA will be able to convert mobile home communities into cooperatives. Hopefully by the end of 2019 that will be a reality, so that's exciting. The board is also trying to make anti-racism a core tenant of housing here. Hopefully we'll be having meetings at the house level about that soon.
Labor czar: I created the labor board to make my life easier and to make laborers' lives easier. I'm not trying to penalize anyone for not understanding the new schedule; I think it's intuitive. I can suspend no-show reports until people are used to it. I'm trying to be very open to feedback.
POI: It seems hard to sign off on two things on the same day.
Labor czar: Maybe I can upgrade the same schedule to accommodate that. I just wrote really small.
POI: No-showing for one of three jobs is tricky for similar reasons.
POI: There's also neither room to write no-show reasons, nor room to write flex/floating labor down.
Labor czar: The thing that's most troubling to me is that lots of people aren't signing for labor, which I'm pretty sure they're doing, and I don't want to be mass no-showing.
Former labor czar: I accepted late signatures on request; that helps good-faith signature-missing.
Labor czar: All right. I did this re-do of the labor system so maybe we can get weekly labor reports.
Former labor czar: Can we add back the free-floating no-show sheet?
POI: Hey McAllen, wanna be Interim Grounds Coordinator?
POI: I'll let the Steward know, and she can appoint you.