[EMS Discuss] Target range - Elephant in the room?

Weston Turner wstnturner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 14:07:34 PST 2014


Thanks for your input Taper, 

I like the idea of off-siting it too. That way the project can at least be resumed at a later date, and it won't be taking up space at the Makerspace. It seems like a good compromise solution to me.

Regards,
Weston

> On Feb 7, 2014, at 1:02 PM, Taper Wickel <taper at waxwolf.com> wrote:
> 
> I was the only other person besides Cord working on it -- and I'll
> have no time to work on it for quite a while, what with stuff.  I kind
> of like the idea of off-siting it for a while, but if no one else
> wants to work on it going forward it might be best to tear it down.
> 
> Taper.
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com> wrote:
>> Just a reminder that it's been just about a week since this was sent out.
>> Has the team decided what to do?  I only heard two people chime in that
>> disassembling it was reasonable but that there was also possible storage for
>> the project as-is in Veneta.  Any more thoughts?
>> 
>> 
>>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Mr. Clif <clif at eugeneweb.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I can offer some offsite storage for the shooting gallery in Veneta.
>>> 
>>>    Clif
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 01/31/2014 08:18 AM, Rick Osgood wrote:
>>> 
>>> During the space improvement night we got to discussing the target
>>> shooting range project again.  This can be a touchy subject because some
>>> members put a lot of time and money into this project already.  Some other
>>> members feel that it takes up too much space for the value it brings to EMS,
>>> and some also question the value it would bring even if it was finished and
>>> functional (in comparison to the space it takes up)
>>> 
>>> We've had several email threads about this subject in the past and they
>>> generally end with people saying they don't want to scrap the project and
>>> they will help out on the project, but only a couple of people ever seem to
>>> actually follow through.  And unfortunately those people don't have the time
>>> or funding to finish it right now.  At this point something has to be done.
>>> 
>>> We believe there are a few options for this project:
>>> 
>>> Option 1. We can disassemble the project.  People can take their stuff
>>> back and useful unclaimed parts can go into bins for public use.  Maybe we
>>> can save some pieces for display?  Like Bob the robot or the awesome ammo
>>> case with guns inside.  Anything that can be displayed without taking up too
>>> much space.  The rest gets recycled or thrown away.
>>> 
>>> Option 2. The team needs to start paying for project storage as per the
>>> EMS storage policy.
>>> 
>>> Option 3. If the team doesn't want to pay, the team needs to get 51% of
>>> the membership to approve the project as a sponsored project as per the EMS
>>> storage policy.
>>> 
>>> Option 4. The team can take the project off site to store it/work on it
>>> until they can find the time to put more work into it.
>>> 
>>> I think it would be fair to take a week to discuss this and let the
>>> members who are involved make a decision.  Then we can move forward as a
>>> community from there.  Let's have the discussion in this thread and figure
>>> it out.  I'll send out an update on 2/7/2014 so this isn't forgotten.
>>> 
>>> Rick
>>> 
>>> 
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