MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY: DECEMBER, 2015

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Plattekill Public Library

Board of Trustees

December 10, 2015

           

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Present were:                Lynne Ridgeway, President; Valerie Smith, Vice President; Karen Adamson, Assistant Treasurer; Joe Egan, Trustee; Luz Ledesma, Trustee; John Georghiou, Director; Donna Ebanks, Secretary

 

Barbara Jacobini and David Padilla were excused.

 

Will Farrell will be late.

 

Director’s Report:

Salary Adjustment segment of report was discussed:

 

           Motion to approve the Director’s salary recommendations was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Karen Adamson; all others were in favor.

               

Public Comment:

None

 

Correspondence:

None

 

Secretary’s Report:

 

           Motion to accept the minutes of November 12, 2015 was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Joe Egan; all others were in favor.

 

Financial Report:

Was read and discussed.

 

Board members reviewed the report.

 

Password security prevented Clerk Michelle McMann from printing the checks.  Barbara will be returning from vacation on Monday, December 14, at which time she will generate the checks; they will then be available for review and signatures.  Barbara will send an email when the checks are ready and Luz will review the checks on Monday evening.

 

Will Farrell arrived at 7:20pm

 

           Motion to authorize the Board to accept the checks pending audit was made by Karen Adamson and seconded by Joe Egan; all others were in favor.

 

           Motion to authorize the payroll was made by Will Farrell and seconded by Luz Ledesma; all others were in favor.

 

Barbara will revise the first two pages of the Bookkeeper’s Summary when everything is completed and have it available for the January Board meeting.

               

Director’s Report:

Was read and discussed.

 

Due to an incident at the library, the Board engaged in a discussion regarding the possibility of installing security cameras at the Library.  John will get estimates and report back to the Board at the next meeting.

               

Committee Reports:

None

 

Unfinished Business:

 

Valerie and Lynne attended the Jerry Nichols webinar on November 18 titled: The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation.

 

New Business:

 

Will Farrell reported on the Friends meeting of December 3.

               

·         The Friends have begun a fundraising campaign

·         They would like to use some of their funds to pay for lighting in the parking lot

·         Considering purchasing laptops for Library use

 

Summary: Will informed the Friends the parking lot light would have to be done by the Town as it is on their property.  He suggested they consider lighting for the Plattekill Public Library sign instead.  Friends will consider purchasing the materials for lighting the Library sign.

 

Joe Egan left at 7:55pm

 

Will noted that several electricians in the local Boy Scout communities have volunteered to assist with the electrical work for the Library sign lights.

 

Member of the Public George Ruger joined the meeting at 8:00pm

 

Will reminded all Board members about working on the budget vote mailing list and recommended that staff review the list for accuracy.

 

Will requested a discussion on the purchase of the current Library site be put on the agenda for the January meeting of the Board of Trustees.

 

Adjournment:

 

→Motion to adjourn at 8:16 was made Karen; all in favor

 

Donna Ebanks

Secretary

Attachments filed with original:                Agenda

                                                                Bookkeeper’s Report

                                                                Circulation Statistics

                                                                Director’s Report