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October 19th Member’s Town Hall


  • Lightning Talks

  • Member Onboarding

  • Dissolving Coalitions

  • Short-Term Storage

  • Waste management

  • Culture Crawl Update and Info

  • Fire Safety

  • Shipping and Receiving

  • Tool Maintenance

  • Q & A with Derek



  • MakerLabs Manual

    • Presenter: Hanna

    • Introduce concept guide on how to use MakerLabs

    • Manuals are for existing and new members and will be handed out imminently.

    • Policy now on wiki

    • We will need all members to sign the agreement

      • Digital copy will be at front desk

      • Sign by: Nov. 2


  • Dissolving Coalitions

    • Presenter: Hanna

    • What does this mean for current coalition members?

      • Your access will NOT change: if you currently have 24-hour access you will maintain this until your membership is cancelled

        • Note: if you cancel your membership and restart it, your membership will restart on the new rules (i.e.: you will lose your 24-hour access)

        • Contract Signed

          • Closing procedure embedded in the contract

          • Fobs will be turned off on Nov. if not signed. Once contract signed fobs will be reactivated.

      • We need all members who are paying another member for their space to come see us to set up an account

        • You will be paying the same amount just directly to MakerLabs

    • What does this mean moving forward?

      • 24-Hour Access will only be available to a sole renter of 250 sqft (one fob)

      • 24-Hour Access can be purchased for $250/month

        • Sharing 24-Hour Access fobs is not permitted

      • Extended hours 9am - 9pm $50 a month


  • Short-Term Storage

    • Presenter: Katie

    • How does this work?

      • Overnight is on us!

      • $1 per sqft/week

        • 1 week minimum

        • $10 minimum

      • Must be stored in designated areas

      • Anything not labeled will be disposed of after one week

        • Disposal charge: $10 - $100

        • No hazardous waste



  • Waste management

    • No excessive use of waste facilities.

    • No dumping.

    • We are will to get rid of things for you. Please just come by the front desk and arrange and we will invoice accordingly.


  • Culture Crawl Update and Info

    • 16th - 19th November

    • Events planned, call to get involved.

    • Question raised about security. Members should put valuables away during the crawl.  


  • Fire Safety

    • Presenter: Katie

    • Storytime: shop on Main and Second

    • Reminder about

      • Oily rags

      • Overloaded electrical circuits

        • If a circuit is tripped don’t just go back to what you were doing

      • Fire cabinet

        • All fuel combustibles must be stored here

      • Undersized extension cords

      • Don’t move fire equipment and/or signage

      • Blocking fire escapes with work benches

      • Everyone help with maintaining signage (if it falls down please put back up)


  • Shipping and Receiving

    • Presenter: Katie

    • While you are welcome to have items picked up and delivered here we do not take any responsibility for troubleshooting

      • For best results, communicate with a Community Manager via email or be present during these shipments or deliveries


  • Tool Maintenance

    • Presenter: Derek

    • Review/description of our policy

      • Tools will be fixed within 30 days of MakerLabs being notified of tools being down via email to hello@makerlabs.com

      • We will endeavor to get the tool fixed asap

    • Review fees and fines (i.e.: sawstop)

      • We will be following up of outstanding fines. See fee schedule for rates


  • Q & A with Derek

    • Members question period

    • Ban saw blades now rentable - $5

    • Video to be created by Fabricator to show how to replace blade

    • Metal vice broken. Size #4 needed

    • Trello to be put somewhere more accessible


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