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Stuff Handling Procedures (Part 1)
Sometimes we need to bring in “stuff”like tools, materials, or projects into i3 that will be left at i3when you walk out the door for the night. These are the proceduresfor doing that.
You may store stuff in your storage area (“plot”).
If you bring in larger raw material than can be stored in your plot (like a sheet of plywood), there are designated areas for storing member material. They are: [list of material storage areas]. Make sure your name, tel#/ and a date of storage are on the material, else it will be assumed that those are available for consumption by all members.
If you have a tool that you wish to allow others to use, but without transferring ownership to i3, and wish to store it in the area associated with that type of tool, contact the appropriate Zone Warden to make sure they accept it into their Zone[link to Zone list]. If there is no Zone Warden for that area, contact a Board Member. Coordinate with the Zone Warden where to keep the tool, how to label it, etc.
If you have a project which is too big or heavy to store in your plot, you must obtain a “Parking Permit” before storing a project on the shop floor at i3. Once you have obtained your Parking Permit attach it prominently on your project. You are responsible for removing your Project before the Parking Permit expires, or obtaining a new, extended Parking Permit.
If you have material or tools you wish to permanently transfer ownership to i3, please contact the Zone Warden and follow the Donation Procedure [link] before bringing the item to i3.
Certain materials and items are not permitted in i3 by the wishes of the Board. The i3 Banned Items list is: [insert list]
If you notice a small personal item,like a phone or a hat, that seems to be forgotten, please put theitem [place] and contact the owner privately. If the owner isunknown, also take a picture and post it on the Members Only sectionof Google Group.
If you see i3 material which is not init's designated spot, please put it there.
From time to time, you may notice anitem on the shop floor which doesn't look like trash, or smallpersonal property, but rather someone's tool or material or project,but has been there awhile and does not have a current Parking Permitor possibly any permit at all. If you know the owner of the item,please contact them politely to move to their storage, get a ParkingPermit, or take it home. If, after 30 days and repeated contacts,there is no correction of the issue, talk to a Board member.
If the item has no known owner or home,then it is “Homeless Stuff” and needs to be disposed of andremoved from i3.
At i3 we have a 2 stage disposal systemfor unauthorized items on the shop floor. We do that just tomake sure we don't trash something that is innocently mislaid orforgotten. Remember we need to treat each item like itbelonged to a friend.
Moving Homeless Stuff off the ShopFloor (or other areas where it doesn't belong) for Disposal.
Move the item to the first stage of disposal, called Lost & Found. Lost & Found is located [give location].
Tag the item with month and year. Masking tape and a pen will do.
Take a picture of the item.
Post the picture and the fact that an item has been moved to Lost & Found to the Members Only Google Group.
Exception: If the item is too large orheavy to be moved into the Lost & Found area then [post when wefigure out what to do]
That's it. The owner now has (atleast) a month to figure out their stuff was moved to Lost and Foundand claim it. No one other than the owner should claim an item fromLost & Found.
Stuff Handling Procedures (Part 2)
Cleaning Lost & Found
Any member can (and should) take some time and clean a few items from Lost & Found to make room.
Take any unclaimed article in Lost & Found which was tagged more than a month ago ( i.e. in June, 2013 it is OK to move items tagged April, 2013 and earlier) and move it to the second stage of disposal, The Graveyard. The Graveyard is located at [description]. When an item is in the Graveyard, it is free to all for “salvage”.The Graveyard is meant to be a buffer for our members to “salvage” unclaimed items that are still useful to someone.
EXCEPTION: If a member has an itemwhich is not trash, which they want the membership to be allowed tosalvage, they can directly move their item into the Graveyard. Donot bring items to i3Detroit specifically for the graveyard. Usethe VirtualGraveyard on this here wiki if you want to post items for othermembers to take off your hands.
Tag the item with the new month that the item goes into the Graveyard.
Post that the item has been moved to the Graveyard in Google Group.
Any member can “salvage” an item in the Graveyard and becomes its new owner. Please store it appropriately or remove it from i3.
When moving an item into the Graveyard, there are special areas for special categories of items. [list of categories and what we do with them that is special and why]. Please put any special items in the appropriate special area.
Cleaning the Graveyard
Any member can (and should) take some time and clean a few items out of the Graveyard to make room.
Any item that has been in the Graveyard for more than a month can be disposed.
Move disposed items from the General Area of the Gravyard to the dumpster.
Move disposed items from the Special Areas of the Graveyard to their designated disposal site. If you are unsure, contact a Board member.