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