RockNet Meeting Minutes - September 10, 1998
ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES
September 10, 1998
The meeting was called to order by Bob Skinner at 7:40 p.m. In
attendance were Bob Ekman, Jane Jacobs, Stan Klein, Chris Medley,
Roald Schrack, Barbara Skinner, Helen Triolo and Gail Wisan Muren.
The minutes of the August 13, 1998 meeting were approved as
published on the Internet.
A. Chris Medley gave the Board a draft agreement prepared by
the City for RockNet's purchase of a server with a check for
$5,000.00 which Donna Boxer will give RockNet. Following
discussion by the group of the draft agreement, the Board resolved
to authorize the President or Vice President of RockNet to
negotiate changes in the agreement with the City based as follows
(by paragraph #):
1. Credit to be granted for any expenditure of less than
$5,000.00 and the expenditure of the funds need not be in a
2. Board had no questions or concerns about Paragraph 2;
3. "Purchase" should be plural in both places in this
4. No change;
5. Re-write to read: "City may terminate the agreement to
house and maintain the server at any time upon thirty (30) days
written notice to RockNet, except that if the City determines that
public health, safety, or welfare so require, the City may at any
time terminate said agreement immediately."
6-7. Change Paragraphs 9 and 10 to 6 and 7.
Change name of City Clerk. Change Notary Block from Rockville
Arts Place to RockNet.
Bob Ekman agreed to negotiate on behalf of the Board.
B. Bob Ekman brought up issue of RockNet's exemption from
state sales tax on any server purchase; Bob Skinner to check with
John Herman on RockNet's nonprofit status.
C. Bob Ekman wants City to provide UPS for new server.
D. Chris Medley reported she was being assigned an intern.
Statistics reveal that visitor numbers to RockNet are up.
E. Discussion of RockNet By-laws: Bob Skinner will check with
Barbara Goldstein to determine if she wishes to continue as a
member of the Board of Directors; if she does not, Roald Schrack
agreed to serve in her place. Bob Skinner to post By-laws on
Internet for review. A resolution needs to be passed to consent
to the Articles of Incorporation; must be signed by Board of
F. Discussion on conferencing - John Herman needs to contact
Michele Martin for conferencing setup.
G. Y2K/Wheel Knowledge - Jane indicated Y2K needs more
contributions and more publicity; e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Possibility of using cable/Rockville
Reports/City's web page/RockNet's web page/web board for publicity
- Helen Triolo to investigate.
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.