[PROPOSAL] Increasing Maintenance Budget for OWBN Server to $2000

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 01-Nov-2018 12:00AM EDT
Closing: 08-Nov-2018 12:00AM EST


Good morning,

I, Jonathan Slack as Finance Coordinator - as per my responsibilities and duties under Coordinator Bylaw 3.A.iv.1.e, am making the follow proposal to change Administrative Bylaws 5.D.i.

From: 

D. Server Fees
    i. The cost for the maintenance of the server will not exceed $1500.00 USD per year, to be paid as invoices are received.

To:

D. Server Fees
    i. The cost for the maintenance of the server will not exceed $2000.00 USD per year, to be paid as invoices are received.

Rationale:

Currently, the yearly costs for the OWBN.net server are $1296.00 USD.

Increasing storage needs for the server has recently added another 10 dollar/month to those costs. That will increase the future server costs to $1,416.00 USD annually. 

That leaves the Web team with an annual budget of $84.00 USD to hire professionals to address any emergency server issues that may come up.  

For those of you not aware of the costs of hiring a skilled professional to address emergency server issues, that is not enough money. By increasing the annual budget to $2000, that allows the Web Team to have $584.00 remaining as an annual budget to address emergency server issues. This would allow them to actually hire someone to fix said issues when they come up without necessitating a delay for a council proposal to approve release of funds. 

This proposal has the Support of the Exec Team and the Web Coordinator.

Jonathan Slack
Finance Coordinator

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