Board Meeting - January 13th, 2020
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Date: December 9th, 2019 Time: 7:30 PM
Potential written donation and long term loan policy:
There has been some mild history of that, the big CNC was purchased similar to what I'm proposing, I think it was 5 people put he'd in $1k each, and because there were not clear rules, and there was unequal effort sharing to get it running, there was drama surrounding that.
Since then, we have figured out a pretty clear set of rules surrounding those situations (though, they may not be written down)
1) leadership has the right to accept or reject donations
2) permanent loans the equipment remains owned by the donor, but while in the space the hive takes over maintenance and repair, again, leadership has say on if the thing can stay, and if it needs to leave the donor must make it go away or it goes to purgatory and is put up for grabs or trash.
3) Donations immediately become hive property, and the equipment is then treated exactly as if it had been purchased. As a courtesy, if we decide to get rid of a donation, it is typically offered up to the donor as first dibs to buy back or take back before being sold/given/trashed at leadership or memberships decision.
4) Group purchases are treated as donations, the donors each choose thier donation level to the agreement of the other donors, and leadership must consent to the donation just as any equipment, but once the donation(s) are made, the equipment is just like any other hive purchased or donated equipment, and the future of it is up to the membership and leadership.