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                     ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES

                         June 14, 2001

Meeting convened at the City Manager's Conference Room, Rockville City Hall
at 7:40 PM

In attendance:
  Bob Ekman
  Jim Beller
  Timothy Piety
  Ben Pauwels
  Mike Cannon
  Betsy Robbins
  Roald Schrack

1) Acceptance of Minutes of April and May.

2) Nomination and unanimous election of Jim Beller as Treasurer.

3) Bob Ekman discussed the modification of NTList to permit a larger number
of listserves.

4) Betsy reported on stats for May: average daily hits for City site=1480,
Rocknet=308. Modifications of City site: New Skate Park page, provides
permission document; Continuous updating of City Center Master Plan. Plans
for City Hall intranet.  Bob Ekman reported changes in progress on science
day presentation.

5) Jim Beller reported on progress on purchase of Digital Camera. Best
insurance policy available from Penn Camera. After extensive discussion of
merits and available funds it was decided to authorize the purchase of the
Sony MVC92 or 87 dependent on relative price and resolution.

6) There was an extended discussion of virtual hosting. Tim Piety explained
the complex negotiations required. The board took a favorable view and
suggested that the sites for Potomac woods and Twinbrook be pursued.

7) Mike brought up the idea that Rocknet be a portal to Rocknet associated
sites. This would entail the launching of a spider program to collect links
and the subsequent development of an index of collected links.

8) There was a brief discussion of the possibility of a wireless network
that would serve the area of the city.

9) Jim Beller suggested that the development of a template could facilitate
the development of web sites for civic associations, etc similar to the
system available through e-neighbors. It was also suggested that we make an
effort to utilize high school students, offering them a way to gain
community service credits by assisting in the production of web sites.

10) Considering the interest in the Town Center Master Plan there was a
discussion on providing some method for Rocknet to play a role in promoting
citizen involvement. It was concluded that expanding the role of the Town
Center interest group listserve was the best way to go. Bob Ekman discussed
the possibility of an automatic sign up form. There was some discussion of
who on the city staff could monitor questions that arose and answer them.

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 pm.

Submitted on June 16, 2001 by 
  Roald A. Schrack
  13 Farsta Ct.
  Rockville, MD 20850
  voice: 301-279-7017
  fax:   301-279-8889