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March 15, 2005

DCN Board Minutes March 2005

A duly called regular meeting of the
Board of the Davis Community Network was held
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
at the City of Davis Training Room
600 A Street.

Members Present (9): Tony Bernhard, Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Anne
Hance, Steve McMahon, Robert Nickerson, Keith Prior, Kimball
Sargeant, Richard Yamagata, also Exec. Dir. Richard Lowenberg.
Members Absent (4): Rick Guidara, John Jones, Jan Meizel, Tom
Visitor: Bruce Thomas

1. Called to order at 5:19:00 pm by President Kimball Sargeant

2. Agenda approved as distributed with addition of 9 a.

3. No public comment

4. Minutes of Feb 15 2005 Board Meeting approved by consensus

5. CMC, cable franchise planning & update
a. Franchise: Steve McMahon and Richard Lowenberg: The
public hearing on the Draft Franchise is expected soon. When they are
available, Richard will circulate - to the DCN Board and to DCNews -
the date of the hearing and the URL of the posted Draft.

b. CMC: The Library has selected a Napa based architectural
firm for its proposed South Davis facility and has scheduled an April
19 public hearing.

c. DCN and DCTV 3 x 3 consists of DCN representatives
Kimball, Steve and Richard L. and DCTV representatives Kari
Peterson, Kevin Wolf and Autumn Labbe-Renault. They have been
looking at possible convergence of some administration, management
and space. For a CMC other partners would include the City of Davis
and the DJUSD. It was noted that while the missions of DCN, DCTV
and KDRT are very similar, the missions of the City and DJUSD are
rather different.

d. The 2x2x2 has been dissolved and a group of three staff
members has been charged with developing a plan for the distribution
and uses of anticipated Franchise funds

6. Computer Refurbishing and Recycling Proposal:
Richard Lowenberg and Bruce Thomas presented an idea for
improving on the computer recycling program that DCN has been
carrying out for several years. Bruce provided copies of "A Proposal
for a DCN Computer Refurbishing Program" with rationale, mission,
and plans for the refurbishing and classes.
Tony Bernhard moved and Keith Prior seconded a motion for
conceptual approval for Richard Lowenberg and Bruce Thomas to
continue working on the program. The motion was approved
unanimously. Richard will keep the Executive Committee informed of

7. Participation in Celebrate Davis on May 26, 2005.
The plan is to have a booth side by side with DCTV and KDRT.
Richard will work on this and will ask for Board help as necessary.
Repeating the WiFi bike is a possibility; a webcam was suggested;
Intriguing, informative, image-rich posters are a likely way to attract
people to the booth to allow conversations to happen.

8. Political events on the DCN Community Calendar.
Anticipating that at election times the potential for political groups to
want their events on the calendar could easily be overwhelming,
prompted Steve McMahon and Tsui Chang to suggest a strategy that
would take the pressure off the aggregated calendar but still allow
political groups to inform the community of their events and meetings.
Steve will create the possibility for political events to be part of the
Community Calendar in an "aggregated politcal events view." Because
a similar pressure exists for the posting of spiritual and religious events
an "aggregated religious events view" will also be created.

9. a. Anne circulated a copy of the Internet Users Group (IUG) 2005
schedule of program topics and asked members to assist by emailing
her any URLs that should be included in a presentation in October
titled, "What is on the Internet that can help me as a Davis resident to
know more about my community and its political, business,
educational and social issues."

b. RAC: Anne reported thst the RAC continues to receive requests
from local nonprofits.

c. Web Team: Steve reported that there is a Calendar Class scheduled
for Thursday. Richard noted few registrants to date.

d. TechOps: Rob Nickerson reported on considerable activity in
ugrading and expanding the uses for DCN's NOC facility. He noted
that the DCN NOC is now a real presence as a community interchange
point with partnered usage of the broadband and wireless capacity.

e. Richard Lowenberg noted that the Sun server has not arrived but
is expected any day. He reported that the $2,205.00 quote received
for renewal of DCN's D & O insurance is an increase over this past
year's $1836.00

Meeting adjourned at 6:43 pm.

Submitted by Anne Hance, Secretary

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