MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY: July 2019 special 

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Plattekill Public Library

Special Meeting Board of Trustees Meeting

July 30, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 6:30PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present were:     Will Farrell, President; Luz Ledesma, Vice President; Valerie Smith, Trustee; Rose Guerrieri, Trustee; Joe Egan, Trustee; George Hickey, Trustee; John Georghiou, Interim Director; Donna Ebanks, Acting Director/Secretary

Absent: David Padilla, Trustee

 

           Motion to reinstate Mayleen Torres-Rivera as Treasurer was made by George Hickey and seconded by Luz Ledesma; all were in favor and the motion passed.

 

Discussion regarding the response from Town’s attorney concerning the purchase of Library property:

·        Town’s attorney is agreeable to a $2,500 retainer at this time, to be worked through at the reduced rate of $250 per hour and without a cap on future billing.

·        The Town agrees to Library Board’s request for a monthly updated simple itemized bill that is exclusive to the Library’s expenditures

·        Seniors are agreeable to scheduling their programs through the Library

 

           Motion to agree to send $2,500 to the Town’s escrow account was made by Joe Egan and seconded by Rose Guerrieri; on the vote:

               YES: WF; JE; LL; RG; GH

               NO: VS 

               MOTION PASSED

 

Note:     V. Smith objected to the following discussions and motions as they were not stated on the original Special Meeting agenda as required by Open Meetings law.

           Motion to approve the Assurances documents as stated by John Georghiou was made by Joe Egan and seconded by Luz Ledesma; on the vote:

               YES: WF; JE; LL; RG; GH

               NO: VS 

               MOTION PASSED

           Motion to transfer $201,754.99 from the General fund to the Capital fund was made by George Hickey and seconded by Joe Egan; on the vote:

               YES: WF; JE; LL; RG; GH

               NO: VS 

               MOTION PASSED

 

               Adjournment:  The meeting adjourned at 6:50pm.

 

Respectfully submitted by:

Donna Ebanks

Secretary