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                     ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES

                         July 12, 2001

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

In attendance:
  Bob Ekman
  Betsy Robbins
  Mike Cannon
  Lee Jones
  Brian Pierce
  Jim Beller
  Ben Pauwels
  Roald Schrack

1. The Minutes of June 14 were accepted as submitted.

2. The City web site has been moved from the Rocknet server to their own
server.  The stats for June show 1497 hits/day for the city site and 337
hits/day for Rocknet.  Betsy reported on recent upgrades to the city
site - West Nile Virus information, Rock Enroll application that allows
online enrollment in recreation department activities. It also offers
tours of 3 recreational facilities. An intranet "i-Rock" has been
launched for internal use only in City Hall. It will carry material of
interest to city employees. Mike Cannon reported on a security
evaluation now in progress on the city web site. This was felt to be
especially important with the advent of enrollment procedures now
available. There have been no major changes to the Rocknet site.

3. Jim Beller looked into the digital camera merits and decided that the
Sony MVC-FD87 was a safe bet. Betsy Robbins purchased it at Penn Camera
and brought it to the meeting. There was considerable discussion on what
precautions should be taken when lending it out. It was decided that an
announcement be made to civic associations that the camera was available
"for community related purposes". Jim Beller was to draw up appropriate
forms and procedures. Ben Pauwels was the first person to borrow the
camera. The final cost of the camera, extra battery, and warranty by
Penn Camera was $690.98

4. There was a discussion of the motivation of the attendees for their
involvement in Rocknet with a view to finding ways to increase our
membership. It was decided that the offering of a tutorial on web page
development would be tried.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm.

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