December 16, 2014 Minutes

December 16, 2014

Present: Chair Dana Sansom, Treasurer Nancy Fogg, Secretary J.C. Allard, Library Director Beverly Pietlicki, Mr. William Tahnk, Trustee Alternate.

Meeting Convened: The Chair called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. Meeting begun earlier than announced due to budget presentation to the Select Board beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Acceptance of Minutes: Minutes from the November Trustees meeting reviewed and accepted as presented.

Old Business: The Chair updated everyone on the status of on-going building repairs particularly repairs to the upper level sink and faucets, which will take longer and more costly than first thought.

The Secretary presented and update on the Friends of Library. Annual poinsettia sale the current focus of efforts. The Library Director added details of discussions with the Friends president concerning potential for future sponsorships of children’s programs.

The Secretary presented an update on the status of the rose window. The Chair reiterated the need to commit funds to the project by the end of the calendar year. The Secretary will contact the vendor for and invoice and the town for payment.

The Treasurer presented an update on her efforts to correct an issue with the bank concerning the use by the library of the town’s tax identification number. Her efforts prevailed and the situation is rectified to the bank’s satisfaction. No penalties were assessed and the deadline was met.

Director’s & Treasurer’s Reports: Both the Director’s Report and the Treasurer’s Report reviewed and accepted as presented.

New Business: A motion moved and seconded (Nancy/Jim) to use any unspent funds at the end of the calendar year on items to add to the library collections at the Director’s discretion. Motion carried.

Motion made and seconded (Nancy/Jim) to accept any monetary donations that may come to the library during December. Motion carried.

Discussed anticipated closings and holidays on the library’s 2015 calendar.

Discussed potential uses for a Sanderson Grant for defraying the costs associated with three programs for adults in the coming year.

Miscellaneous: Nothing to report.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn moved and seconded (Nancy/Jim). Motion carried. Adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting: Nothing to report.

Next Monthly Meeting: January 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Submitted Respectfully submitted by JC Allard, Secretary