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June 21, 2005

DCN Board Minutes, June 2005

Davis Community Network (DCN)

A duly called regular meeting of the
Board of the Davis Community Network was held
Tuesday, JUNE 21, 2005
at the City of Davis Training Room
600 A Street.

Present 9 members: Tony Bernhard, Tsui Chang, Jim Frame, Anne
Hance, John Jones,, Jan Meizel, Robert Nickerson, Kimball Sargeant,
Richard Yamagata, also Exec. Dir. Richard Lowenberg.
Absent 3 members: Rick Guidara, Steve McMahon, Tom Stanionis,

1. Called to order at 5:20:00 p.m. by President Kimball Sargeant

2. Agenda approved as distributed

3. Public comment: Guest Garrett McGinn introduced himself as a
UCD, International Relations student who had just taken Richard
Lowenberg's UCD class. He reported that he had enjoyed the class
and that it had expanded his vision of how the study and practice of
International Relations might be approached. Garrett and his girl
friend Liz are probably going to do a DCN internship with Richard
this Summer. What they will do remains to be decided.

4. The minutes of the April 19 Board Meeting were approved by
consensus on a motion by Tony Bernhard, seconded by Jan Meizel.
The meeting notes for the May 17 meeting at which there was no
quorum were accepted by consensus.

5. CMC, and Cable Franchise Updates:
CMC: Richard reported that after the community poll arranged
by Friends of the Library it was clear that the community is not ready
to support a community media center - at issue was almost certainly
the cost. This ends, for now, the opportunity for DCN to have a
significant partnership with the Library but smaller projects in which
DCN and the Library may collaborate are possible in the future.
Richard believes that the County Librarian now understands DCN
better than before.
Cable Franchise Update: Richard reported that there is no
agreement yet. Several issues still have to be worked out. These
include issues associated with PEG access, and channel assignments;
also an I-net issue concerning a warranty for the fibre.

6. DCN Summer Schedule; It was determined that the Board will not
meet on July 19, 2005 and so the next meeting will be August 16,

7. Committee, Director Reports
RAC: Anne reported that the RAC remains active and busy. No
highlights to report this month.
WebTeam: There were 10 people at the June 2nd Simple Site
TechOps: Rob reported that there has been a hiccup in the
process of setting up the new applications server which, for reasons
not yet known, does not 'see' all of its hard drive space. Jack continues
to trouble shoot and is seeking insights from UCD folks.
Rob also reported that he is working with the Davis Library on
DCN's behalf to set up a wireless hotspot. The access will
acknowledge DCN's support. There may be a small fee involved in the
use of this resource by library patrons. The board expressed it
appreciation of Rob.

Director's Report: Celebrate Davis went well. We sold 3 t-
shirts and now own a canopy that we can rent out - perhaps to the
county workers who collect the returns at the close of the Special
Election in November?
Richard has meetings scheduled with Rick Guidara and Tom
Stanionis (separately) to talk about MOU issues. He has met with Rob
Nickerson about the DCN/Omsoft relationship particularly is relation
to the significant drop in revenue to DCN this year.
The SBC grant for $5,500 has been submitted. It will extend
RAC and Web Team influence further into the County. The grant is a
calendar year 2006 grant and we should probably hear in September if
it has been awarded.

Next meeting: August 16, 2005

Meeting adjourned at 6:01 p.m..

Submitted by Anne Hance, Secretary

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