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March 14, 1998

Face-to-face meeting in Tucson

RESOLUTION 1998-01: The WIYN Board waives the late payment penalty for the FY 1998 operations payment by Indiana University.

RESOLUTION 1998-02: The WIYN Board hereby accepts the WIYN Financial Statements for FY1996 as audited by Coopers & Lybrand.

RESOLUTION 1998-03: The WIYN Board authorizes the WIYN Financial Officer to negotiate the change in auditors in the best interest of the WIYN Board.


  1. The title of "Site Manager" be changed to "Operations Manager"; and,
  2. The WIYN Agreement is hereby amended to conform to such title change; and,
  3. General Counsel of WIYN be directed to prepare such amendments as are necessary to the WIYN Agreement and provide copies of such amended portions of the agreement to each Director of WIYN.

RESOLUTION 1998-05: The WIYN Board authorizes the Financial Officer to transfer funds from the investment account into the operations account as required to cover WIYN obligations. The Financial Officer shall reimburse the investment account for any such transfer in a timely manner as member payments to the operations account become available. Such a transfer may be made because of the timing of cash flow or any extraordinary circumstance. The amount transferred can only be the amount of payment necessary to cover WIYN obligations and the President must be informed of any transfer.

RESOLUTION 1998-06: The WIYN Board authorizes President van Altena to sign a Conflict of Interest Waiver for Kathy Irwin to serve as Legal Counsel for both the University of Wisconsin and WIYN.

RESOLUTION 1998-07: The WIYN Site Manager will present an assessment of the risks associated with the transport and realuminization of the primary mirror to the SAC. The Board authorizes the Site Manager to spend up to $20K for insurance for the primary mirror during realuminization if he and the SAC agree that this would be prudent.

RESOLUTION 1998-08: The WIYN Board accepts and endorses the Strategic Plan with revisions.

September 19, 1998

Face-to-face meeting in Yale

RESOLUTION 1998-09: The WIYN Board waives the late payment penalty for the Operations payment by Indiana University.

RESOLUTION 1998-10: The University of Wisconsin promises a best effort to commit $100K of funding to support evolutionary upgrades for FY99. Upon WIYN's receiving that commitment, NOAO will commit $110K in cash or in-kind to complete evolutionary upgrades for FY99. All institutions will develop a plan by March for increments necessary for long-term implementation of an "Annual Budget to Meet WIYN's Future."

RESOLUTION 1998-11: The Scientific Advisory Committee will negotiate a MOU between WIYN and NOAO to complete the WIYN Tip-Tilt module, and present the MOU to the Board as soon as possible.

RESOLUTION 1998-12: The WIYN Board approves the Operations Plan and Budget for FY99.

RESOLUTION 1998-13: In recognition of the expanded role of the SAC in observatory operations, the Board identifies the importance of providing resources to the SAC chair. The Board authorizes the President to allocate corporate funds on request.

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