[Noisebridge-board] Authorize funds to pay for fire extinguishers.

Tom Lowenthal me at tomlowenthal.com
Wed Jan 22 17:58:39 UTC 2014


I'm a little confused. Didn't we agree last night to pay up to $300
now, and up to $200 in each future year on this? Perhaps I
misunderstand what's going on right now.
-Tom

On 22 January 2014 09:31, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> You replied to me only, not the list.  Re-CCing.
>
> In general I think members doing stuff is better than the board or
> officers doing stuff.
>
> If something needs to happen immediately then a member should step up
> and do it.  Don't wait for authority to allow you to do something.
>
> In this case we don't even know what the anticipated cost is.
>
> -andy
>
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 01:01:29AM -0800, Al Sweigart wrote:
>> The reason that isn't ideal is because we might not get all the money for
>> it, and having working fire extinguishers isn't something we should delay
>> on or shortchange.
>>
>> This isn't something the board and officers should ignore. Do they want to
>> chime in on this?
>>
>> This is something Noisebridge itself should spend money on and make happen
>> (and immediately), just like rent and the electric bill.
>> On Jan 22, 2014 12:53 AM, "Andy Isaacson" <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>>
>> > On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 06:54:02PM -0800, Al Sweigart wrote:
>> > > I'd like the board to immediately pay out funds to buy new fire
>> > > extinguishers and pay a service to recharge the ones we have. (And also a
>> > > rubber mallet so that we can do monthly taps to keep the powder in them
>> > > from compacting.) Right now I think we only have two working fire
>> > > extinguishers.
>> > >
>> > > This is important enough that we need to do it ASAP, and it can't wait
>> > for
>> > > the consensus process.
>> > >
>> > > I can handle contacting services and doing the purchasing once I get the
>> > > funds/promise to get the funds.
>> >
>> > How much are we talking about?  Why not just doocratically solicit
>> > donations from members who are interested in not burning to death?
>> >
>> > For example, I'd gladly kick in $50 towards fire extinguishers.
>> >
>> > -andy
>> >
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