( Pending approval at the next Board Meeting.)
Present: Bruce McMath, Darrell Heath, Carl Freyaldenhoven, Chris Lasley, Danny Flippo, Jeff Robertson, Ed Swaim, Steve Block, Jim Dixon, Perry Norwood, Rocky Togni, Nathan James
Approval of 15 April 2017 and 15 July 2017 Board Meeting minutes
Motion to approve the minutes for both previous meetings carried.
Motion to approve budget as presented and consider amendments if needed for items 2 and 6 on the agenda. One immediate change to be made, increase organization dues from $300 to $400 to cover $100 International Dark-Sky Association dues.
What to do with surplus club money
Motion to give Treasurer discretion to look into CDs for investing surplus funds, amount to be determined by Treasurer.
What to do with Club telescopes: Refractor and 14″ Dobsonian
Motion for Darrell Heath to select a team to develop a plan for housing the 14” Dobsonian.
Question of whether to add a CAAS Facebook Group in addition to the CAAS Facebook Page
Motion to set up a Facebook Group as a place for club members to share information, member to member. Nathan James to set it up.
Loaning club equipment
Motion to loan the Club 4” refractor to Steve Block in exchange for his 6” refractor, end date to be determined.
Security camera replacement
Motion to amend the budget and allocate up to $511 to the Property Maintenance allocation for 3 Ubiquiti cameras and necessary cabling to be used to monitor the Observatory grounds. Danny Flippo will manage this project.
Update on A/C unit status. During the 15 July 2017 Board Meeting the Board authorized up to $850 in funds to be allocated in the event the unit needs to be replaced. The approved 2018 Budget did not include this change; Jim Dixon will update the budget document with this previously approved change adding the amount to the Property Maintenance allocation.
Memorial Garden upkeep
Motion to approve the plan of the Observatory Committee formed at the 15 July 2017 Board Meeting for moving the memorial monument to the memorial garden area and making improvements to memorial garden to provide consistent visibility for monument.