2000 Motions & Votes
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  • Issue: Motion for USGW to sever its relationship with USGenWeb Census Project, Inc.
  • Date: 1 May 2000
  • Motion #00-10:" I move that the USGenWeb Project sever its relationship with the USGenWeb Census Project, Inc. headed by Ron Eason. This Census Project has incorporated as a FOR PROFIT corporation using the reserved term "USGenWeb" without the Advisory Board's knowledge or approval.

    I further move that USGenWeb post a notice on all pages stating that The USGenWeb Census Project, Inc headed by Ron Eason is in no way connected with the USGenWeb Project.

    I further move that the USGenWeb Project attempt to notify each and every submitter of the fact that the USGenWeb Census Project, Inc headed by Ron Eason is no longer associated with the USGenWeb Project."

  • Motion By: Joy Fisher
  • Second By: Holly Timm

  • A motion was made and passed immediately that the 48 hour discussion period on this motion be waived.

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

  • The results of voting on Motion 00-10: Yes - 10; No - 2; Not voting - 3
    The motion passes. 4 May 2000

  • Issue: Motion to Ratify Delinking of Census Project
  • Date: 14 April 2000
  • Motion #00-09: "I move that the board ratify the National Coordinator's delinking of the Census Project."

  • Motion By: Betsy Mills
  • Second By: Tina Vickery

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

  • On Motion 00-9 - "'the board ratify the National Coordinator's delinking of the Census Project.'"
    At the end of the 48 hour voting period or thereabouts:The following votes had been cast: Yes - 4; No - 4; Abstain - 0; Not voting - 7
    Quorum not met; Motion fails.

    For the record: After the voting period had ended, two more votes have been received - for the record - No - 1; Abstain - 1. 28 April 2000

  • Issue: Motion to Over Ride Delink of Census Project
  • Date: 6 April 2000
  • Motion #00-08: "I make the Motion to over ride the National Coordinator's delink of the USGenWeb Census Project."

  • Motion By: Richard Howland
  • Second By: Jim Powell

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

  • The results of the voting on Motion 00-8 - 'to over ride the National Coordinator's de-link of the USGenWeb Census Project.' Is as follows:
    Yes - 7; No - 8; Abstain - 0
    The motion fails. 14 April 2000

  • Issue: Reconsider Motion to Postpone Action on Motion 00-06
  • Date: 21 March 2000
  • Motion #00-06b: "I move that the motion to postpone motion 00-6 be reconsidered.."

  • Motion By: Shari Handley
  • Second By: Pam Reid

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

  • The results of the vote on Motion 006-06b are as follows: Yes - 7; No - 7; Abstain - 0; Not voting - 1
    This left the vote at a tie, which the NC has to break.
  • The NC cast a vote of 'Yes'.
    The final totals are thus: Yes - 8; No - 7; Abstain - 0; Not Voting - 1
    The postponement of Motion 00-6 and subsequent admendments are put on hold until the empty Board seat is filled.

  • Issue: Reconsider Motion to Postpone Action on Motion 00-06
  • Date: 19 March 2000
  • Motion #00-07: "'I move that the motion to postpone motion 00-6 be reconsidered."

  • Motion By: Holly Timm
  • Second By: Richard Howland

  • Votes:
  • Motion #00-07 was ruled out of order - it was called dead.

  • Issue: Motion to Postpone Action on Motion 00-06
  • Date: 13 March 2000
  • Motion #00-06a: "I move to postpone any action on Motion 00-6, including the discussion period of the motion, until a representative from the USGW Census Project is seated on this board."

  • Motion By: Ginger Hayes
  • Second By: Shari Handley

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

  • The results of the vote to postpone action on Motion 00-6 are as follows:
    Yes - 6; No - 5; Abstain - 3; not voting - 1.
    The motion carries to postpone action on Motion 00-6 until a CP rep is seated.

  • Issue: Combining of the Two Census Projects
  • Date: 10 March 2000
  • Motion #00-06: "I move as follows:

    For clarity, the term "Census II" refers to the project currently known as the Census Project, and "Census I" refers to the project currently known as The Archives Census Project.

    In order to bring the two census projects currently operating in the USGenWeb Project together,

    1. The name of the project will be "The USGenWeb Census Project"

    2. Census files to be housed in a directory chosen by the Archives/Digital Library staff, according to their guidelines. The directories that are currently being used by Census II to be purged and made available for storage of census transcription software or other items as deemed necessary by the merged Census Project staff and management. All database files, new or previously existing, are to be stored in an appropriate Archives/Digital Library directory.

    3. The census files will be formatted and uploaded to the appropriate directory of the Archives/Digital Library by the Census Project staff member (FM or other supportive personnel). Archives FMs will handle only regular Archives files. The Census directories will have separate password access from the rest of the Archives/Digital Library.

    4. Personnel from both Census I and II to be combined. In cases where there ends up to be more than 1 state census coordinator/FM for a combined state, the coordinators/FMs for that state will be given the opportunity to become co-coordinators.

    5. An election to be held *as soon as possible* (not wait until July) to elect a Census Project Coordinator. Staff from what *was* both Census I and II to be eligible to vote, including state census coordinators, FMs and current management teams and supportive personnel.

    6. Autonomy, as laid out in the bylaws, for the integrated Census Project.

    7. Regarding the national and state tables of content (TOC) and adjacent or related Census Project pages: After the special election for Census Project Coordinator has taken place, and a new Census Project management team is in place, a determination will be made by the new mgmt team as to whether to use the existing TOC style from Census I, Census II, or to come up with something completely new.

    8. The USGenWeb Project Advisory board will have the authority to de-link either project if that project fails to act in good faith."

  • Motion By: Shari Handley
  • Second By: Barbara Dore

  • Votes:
    • Virginia Cisewski -
    • Barbara Dore -
    • Joy Fisher -
    • Shari Handley -
    • Ginger Hayes -
    • Richard Howland -
    • Kay Mason -
    • Gloria Mayfield -
    • Betsy Mills -
    • Teri Pettit -
    • Jim Powell -
    • Pam Reid -
    • Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman -
    • Holly Timm -
    • Tina S. Vickery -
    • Joe Zsdedeny -


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