MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY: DECEMBER, 2015
Board of Trustees
December 10, 2015
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM with the Pledge of
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.
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.
Motion to accept the minutes of November 12, 2015 was made by Valerie
Smith and seconded by Joe Egan; all others were in favor.
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.
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.
Valerie and Lynne attended the Jerry Nichols webinar on November 18
titled: The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation.
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
laptops for Library use
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
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
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.
→Motion to adjourn at 8:16 was made
Karen; all in favor
filed with original: