Members Page for  Facilities Updates

2/12/2o2o

Dear Members,

Last night the Board had a special meeting to discuss the ongoing facilities issues at 225 State Street. Out of concern for the safety of our membership, we regret to inform you that we must close the back area until building issues are resolved. This includes the Woodshop. Glass Arts, Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking and access to the back door entrance. The Board will be at this Tuesday's member council meeting at 6 pm. We need your input! We will talk about our way forward from here. I want to encourage members to join us to discuss these issues and the future of Spark. 


https://meet.google.com/fwe-mkna-wqeLink to Tuesday's Member Council meeting at 6 pm: 


With the exception of Leads, Board, and Staff, members will be restricted from the area until these issues are resolved. This decision came with a heavy heart and solely out of concern for the safety of our makers after talking to New London building officials and reviewing our legal liabilities and responsibilities. Leaks causing slippery floors and damaging equipment, a grave lack of heat, and pieces of the ceiling falling.

As of today, 2/12/2021 key fobs will be suspended to the back areas and back door. Please note when visiting to park in the front, so you don't have to walk the whole way around. If you have items/projects in the back that you wish to retrieve please email make@sparkmakerspace.org so that we may coordinate. 

If you can't make it to the Member Council meeting and would like your opinions heard, please email them to Faith Scimone, at faithscimone@sparkmakerspace.org, and she will read them at the meeting.

2/9/2021

Updates,

Please be aware when booking a station of the current impaired condition of our stations this could affect your trip. -

 

Sad to report the woodshop is shut down at the moment. Due to the leaks creeping in over different tool areas. To keep the equipment safe we must cover certain tools and reconfigure our shop which isn't conducive for work until the leaks are fixed. 

The heat seems to be functioning in the front. The backspace, seems to fluctuate between working and not averaging around the mid 50's.

 

Unfortunately, there are still leaks, though they have slowed

 

Entering through the back-
 

Take care, as the floor may be slippery. There is a leak in the middle of the pathway and Buckets to catch the water.  
 

Bathroom- The single-stall bathroom has changed from the second to the first bathroom on the left. There was a leak.
 

Printmaking/Drawing-
Unfortunately, Printmaking is out of order at this time. The darkroom was damaged due to a leak and the water to the wash sink has been drained to prevent freezing of the pipes. Using the room is still allowed for all its other uses.

 

FIberarts-
There is a leak in the sewing room. The equipment has been moved out of the way, but please use caution.

 

3D Printing-
The 3D printer website is having some technical difficulties. The problem is being worked on and should be fixed shortly.  

 

Again we sincerely apologize for these inconveniences. We are in constant contact with the landlord and hope to resolve these issues shortly.
Casey Moran

2/6/2021

Updates,

Please be aware when booking a station of the current impaired condition of our stations this could affect your trip. -

 

The heat seems to be functioning in the front. The backspace, Yesterday was functional though today seems to have stopped working.

 

Unfortunately, there are still leaks, though they have slowed

 

Entering through the back-
 

Take care, as the floor may be slippery. There is a leak in the middle of the pathway and Buckets to catch the water.  
 

Bathroom- The single-stall bathroom has changed from the second to the first bathroom on the left. There was a leak.
 

Woodshop-
The table saw is currently out of order and is presently being worked on. Again beware of the pathway (slippery) nearest small metals

 

Printmaking/Drawing-
Unfortunately, Printmaking is out of order at this time. The darkroom was damaged due to a leak and the water to the wash sink has been drained to prevent freezing of the pipes. Using the room is still allowed for all its other uses.

 

FIberarts-
There is a leak in the sewing room. The equipment has been moved out of the way, but please use caution.

 

3D Printing-
The 3D printer website is having some technical difficulties. The problem is being worked on and should be fixed shortly.  

 

Again we sincerely apologize for these inconveniences. We are in constant contact with the landlord and hope to resolve these issues shortly.
Casey Moran

2/5/2021

Updates,

Please be aware when booking a station of the current impaired condition of our stations this could affect your trip. -

 

The heat seems to be functioning in both the front and the backspaces. We are crossing our fingers and will check tomorrow to make sure it holds.

 

Unfortunately, there are still leaks

 

Entering through the back-
 

Take care, as the floor may be slippery. There is a leak in the middle of the pathway and Buckets to catch the water.  
 

Bathroom- The single-stall bathroom has changed from the second to the first bathroom on the left. There was a leak.
 

Woodshop-
The table saw is currently out of order and is presently being worked on. Again beware of the pathway (slippery) nearest small metals

 

Printmaking/Drawing-
Unfortunately, Printmaking is out of order at this time. The darkroom was damaged due to a leak and the water to the wash sink has been drained to prevent freezing of the pipes. Using the room is still allowed for all its other uses.

 

FIberarts-
There is a leak in the sewing room. The equipment has been moved out of the way, but please use caution.

 

3D Printing-
The 3D printer website is having some technical difficulties. The problem is being worked on and should be fixed shortly.  

 

Again we sincerely apologize for these inconveniences. We are in constant contact with the landlord and hope to resolve these issues shortly.
Casey Moran

2/4/2021

Dear Member,


Please be aware when booking a station of the current impaired condition of our stations this could affect your trip. The heat is not functioning properly. The Backspace is hovering around the mid-’40s and the Frontspace in the mid-’50s. There are space heaters in the front and back please make use of them while using the stations, but be sure to take care not to leave them running unattended, shutting them off upon your departure.
 

Entering through the back-
Take care, as the floor may be slippery. There is a leak in the middle of the pathway and Buckets to catch the water.  

 

Bathroom- The single-stall bathroom has changed from the second to the first bathroom on the left. There was a leak.
 

Woodshop-
The table saw is currently out of order and will be worked on asap. Again beware of the pathway (slippery) nearest small metals

 

Printmaking/Drawing-
Unfortunately, Printmaking is out of order at this time. The darkroom was damaged due to a leak and the water to the wash sink has been drained to prevent freezing of the pipes. Using the room is still allowed for all its other uses.

 

FIberarts-
There is a leak in the sewing room. The equipment has been moved out of the way, but please use caution.

 

3D Printing-
The 3D printer is currently out of filament. More is on the way and should be fixed shortly.  

 

Again we sincerely apologize for these inconveniences. We are in constant contact with the landlord and hope to resolve these issues shortly.
Casey Moran

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