Is it worth investigating if there are enough members who want to form an Arch 2 Planning Group?
A group of members that could use their time to see what needs doing, what needs to happen, to work on the Survey and general coordinate things.
Maybe they could come up with a cleaning the Arch plan and then a construction work time table for the new build. They could organise volunteers and schedule building works.
They could help draw up budgets for construction and each of the new areas.
They could listen to feedback from members and see if it fitted into the plan.
They could publish a plan / design for the space, getting others involved who can draw it up in sketch up, 3D model or CAD or whatever.
They could fine out which people have which skills to help and see when they are available to help and get stuff booked into a work schedule.
They could act as a communications hub between all the members and make sure that up to date information about what is going on is put out in a timely manner.
They could organise a list of sub-tasks that need doing and assign these to other members who wanted to build things. Maybe a massive table saw bed, or build the new photoboth [just examples], or build the new pottery area, maybe assign doing the floor to someone etc etc. People assigned to a task could have ownership of it. They would have some instructions / specifications and a budget and could get on with it without being micro managed.
They could report to the monthly meeting on progress and post updates on to discourse.
They could report to the directors regularly and make sure that they are meeting all parameters, from expense to safety to budget and consensus.
This would have the added benefit of releaving the over worked directors and giving them more time to put to their other responsibilities like planning for the safe ending of lockdown and the difficult return to Making. This really is supposed to be a proposal for other to get involved and work with the directors and support ideas that the community wants not take over.
Planning at this level of work could arguable take 1 or 2 people’s attention on a full time salary. but it could also be a few hours here and there in evening and weekends for a well organised team that worked together moving things forward. responsibilites could be divided up and big tasks could become acheivable once broken down.
If we find we have enough people that want to help out it might be worth trying something like this going forward.
If we get no one signing up where does that leave us?