Recently our Sergeant at Arms sent out
an email about cleaning up the storage spaces within Archreactor. Based
on the feedback from the community, we pushed out that initial cleaning
date and now want to follow up with more details and a proposed
timeline for this "storage-space-ageddan".
have not cleaned any of our member storage areas in, possibly, ever
since moving into our current building. Junk has piled up and its time
for us to do a deep cleaning to both keep the space functional but also
to maintain the requirements of our lease (we are blocking access to the
elevator shaft). Its pretty bad in there, and we have the
suspicion that much of it is just abandoned.
current timeline will give people a little over two month's notice to
come get their items, which we feel is adequate for most members.
Who and What areas will be affected?
notice pertains both to the storage room in front of the elevator as
well as the shelves in the lab underneath the 3D printers.
Aug 17th (final date to be set at business meeting):
will host a space improvement night and volunteers will go through the
storage areas and move member tubs to the classroom UNLESS they have been marked with some variant of "keep" plus a recent date. Members will be encouraged to either pick up their storage bins from the classroom or to have marked them by this date.
End of September (final date to be set at business meeting):
By the end of September, members will have had two months to either
1) Pick up their stuff from the space and remove (best option)
2) Labeled their material to keep (good option).
Unclaimed bins by the end of August will be broken down and contents either auctioned or trashed.
you cannot get to the space within two months, then please email the
board with a description of your bin/storage items and we will work out a
plan. For people who do email us, please be aware that we are trying
to set definitive timelines for items either being used or completely
removed from the space.
But wait? Is there more?
board would like to work with the community to make some possible
changes to our storage policies. We don't want to say too much until we
have some options to propose, but we do want to move away from the
forever storage we have now.
As we continue
to grow, we won't have space for all members to keep totes. We do want
to keep storage at the space for people's ACTIVE projects and so we need
to find a way to balance the space physical constraints/ keeping the
space clean/ and making the most of what we have.
for your time reading this email - feel free to reach out with
questions/comments at our business meetings, board emails, google
groups, or discord.
Arch Board 2021.