2000 Motions & Votes
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  • Issue: Nomination for Census Project Board Seat
  • Date: 03 March 2000
  • Motion #00-05: "Since the Census Project Advisory Board position has been declared vacant, I move that the position be filled with Ron Eason."

  • Motion By: Joy Fisher
  • Second By: Joe Zsdedeny

  • Motion 00-5 was withdrawn by Joy Fisher. 7 March 2000

  • Issue: Census Project Board Seat
  • Date: 26 February 2000
  • Motion #00-04: "I move that the Census Project Board seat be declared vacant."

  • Motion By: Joe Zsdedeny
  • Second By: Richard Howland

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski - No
    • Barbara Dore - Aye
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Ginger Hayes - Yes
    • Richard Howland - Yes
    • Kay Mason - No Vote
    • Gloria Mayfield - No Vote
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - Yes
    • Jim Powell - Yes
    • Pam Reid - Aye
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - Abstain
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Aye

  • Motion 00-4 - to declare the Census Project Board seat vacant is passed with the following totals: Yes - 12; No - 1; Abstain - 1; Not voting/votes not received - 2. 4 March 2000

  • Issue: Motion to Table Motion 00-03
  • Date: 09 February 2000
  • Motion #00-03a: "At present, the USGenWeb Census Project has, in effect, been disenfranchised. They have no representative on this Board, since Kay Mason has, in effect, vanished and been untraceable for almost eight months yet the Board has not sought to declare her officially "Missing" or allowed the Census Rep's position to be filled.

    To proceed with this Motion while denying the Census Project the voice granted them in the Bylaws is a subversion of the democratic process.

    I therefore move to table this motion until the Census Project is allowed the representation guaranteed them in the Bylaws."

  • Motion By: Virginia Cisewski
  • Second By: No Second

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski - Aye
    • Barbara Dore - Nay
    • Joy Fisher - No
    • Shari Handley - No
    • Ginger Hayes - No
    • Richard Howland - Nay
    • Kay Mason - No Vote
    • Gloria Mayfield - No
    • Betsy Mills - No
    • Teri Pettit - Nay
    • Jim Powell - Abstain
    • Pam Reid - No
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Nay
    • Holly Timm - Abstain
    • Tina S. Vickery - No
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Nay

  • Results of the move to Table Motion 00-3 - Yes - 1; No - 12; Abstain - 2; not voting - 1
    Move to Table the Motion fails. 17 February 2000

  • Issue: Repeal of Motion 99-4
  • Date: 07 February 2000
  • Motion #00-03: "Motion 99-4 was, I believe, ill conceived when passed and has since served to divide and obscure rather than to assist the development of the Project and to enlighten. It tries to legitimize actions which have caused the Census Project files to be unsearchable and not under the USGenWeb directory system but rather under a Rootsweb directory. It has been used to further obscure the unfortunate wording in the ByLaws as to the meanings of phrases which some of the ByLaws arthors have attempted to clarify to deaf ears. Therefore, I move to rescind Motion 99-4."

  • Motion By: Joe Zsdedeny
  • Second By: Richard Howland

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski - No
    • Barbara Dore - Aye
    • Joy Fisher - Yes
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Ginger Hayes - Yes
    • Richard Howland - Yes
    • Kay Mason - No Vote
    • Gloria Mayfield -
    • Betsy Mills - Yes
    • Teri Pettit - No
    • Jim Powell - No
    • Pam Reid - Yes
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm -
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Aye

  • Motion 00-3 - to rescind Motion 99-4 is passed with the following totals: Yes - 10; No - 3; Not voting/votes not received - 3. 23 February 2000

  • Issue: Use of USGenWeb Project Screen Shots
  • Date: 02 February 2000
  • Motion #00-02: "I move that we allow Mr. Neibauer permission to use screen shots of our National Pages in his book "How to do Everything with Yahoo!"

  • Motion By: Joy Fisher
  • Second By: Teri Pettit

  • Votes: - Motion Withdrawn by Joy Fisher

  • Motion 00-02: Per the request of Tim Stowell I have the following comments about the request to use screen shots:
    1. This request should not have been put to a vote. It is micro-management in the extreme.
    2. What should have happened is Pam should have notified Tim of the request. Tim would have informed Pam this gentleman could (or could not) use screen shots of the USGW National pages only. Pam would have passed on the answer to the gentleman making the request. Tim would have informed the board of his action. If Tim felt that he'd like to get the Boards input for whatever reason, that's fine, but he should be free to make decisions on items like this.
    3. The above matter falls under what I consider to be day to day operations. "The National Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administration of The USGenWeb Project and serves as the public representative for the project." (Bylaws Article VI, Section 2). If the National Coordinator cannot make a decision on such minor matters, why do we have a National Coordinator?

    Ken Short
    Board Secretary

  • Acknowledgement that Motion 00-2 has been withdrawn. - Tim Stowell, 10 February 2000

  • Issue: Historian for The USGenWeb Project
  • Date: 18 January 2000
  • Motion #00-01: "I move that The USGenWeb Project Advisory Board create the office of Project Historian. The Historian will be chosen from among interested volunteers and appointed to the office by the Advisory Board and the National Coordinator. The duties of the Historian shall consist of gathering and compiling the history of The USGenWeb Project, from various resources, and to add to that history on an ongoing basis. Each new Advisory Board may elect to appoint it's own Historian. If, for some reason, the Historian neglects to fulfill his or her appointed duties the Advisory Board and the National Coordiantor may choose a new Historian as needed."

  • Motion By: Ginger Hayes
  • Second By: Joe Zsdedeny

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski - No
    • Barbara Dore - Aye
    • Joy Fisher - Abstain
    • Shari Handley - Yes
    • Ginger Hayes - Yes
    • Richard Howland - Yes
    • Kay Mason - No Vote
    • Gloria Mayfield - Yes
    • Betsy Mills - No
    • Teri Pettit - No
    • Jim Powell - No
    • Pam Reid - No
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman - Yes
    • Holly Timm - Abstain
    • Tina S. Vickery - Yes
    • Joe Zsdedeny - Aye

  • Motion 00-01: The vote totals on Motion 00-1 to appoint a historian for the Project: Yes - 8; No - 5; Abstain - 2; Not Voting - 1. The motion is declared failed - 2/3 rule not met. 29 January 2000

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