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                      ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES

                          May 8, 2003

The meeting was held in the City Manager's Conference room at City Hall.
The meeting convened at 7:45 pm.

In attendance: Brian Pierce, Jim Beller, Bob Ekman, Stan Klein, Mike Cannon, 
Julie Kasper, Art Casanova, Keshaua Prasad, and Carlos Santiso.

1) After minor corrections, the minutes of the previous meeting were accepted
   as ammended.

2) A welcome to RockNet was given to Keshaua Prasad and Carlos Santiso.  Julie
   Kasper was thanked for sitting in for Betsy Robbins.

3) Julie Kasper reported on the City Website:
  a) Visits were down a bit -- 2150 vs. 2482 in March.
  b) New items on the site include State of the City address, election items
     in English and Spanish, more Town Center information, and the Summer 
     Recreation Guide.
  c) The Proposed Operating Budget (all sections) is now available in .pdf

4) Bob Ekman reported that Rocknet is still on the old server.  The conversion
   to Lyris List Manager continues to be the sticking point.  Visits were down 
   -- 392 vs. 424 in March.

5) Bob Ekman thanked the participants in the RockNet exhibit at Rockville 
   Science Day.  We had around 500 visitors, handed out 12 utility CDs, took
   pictures of families and handed out 20 diskettes of the pictures to them.

6) The issue of public wireless access to the Internet was discussed.  Some of
   the items discussed were scope of service, user cost, RockNet expenses,
   relations to the City, and benefits to our community.

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,

  Robert W. Ekman
  524 Carr Ave.
  Rockville, MD 20850