MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY: MARCH, 2016
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Plattekill Public Library
Board of Trustees
March 10, 2016
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present were:Lynne Ridgeway, President; Valerie Smith, Vice President; Karen Adamson, Assistant Treasurer; Luz Ledesma, Trustee; John Georghiou, Director
Excused: Joe Egan, David Padilla, Barbara Jacobini, Donna Ebanks
Motion to accept the minutes of February 11 was not made at this meeting due to lack of quorum of Board members that were present at the February meeting.
Assistant Treasurer Karen Adamson reviewed the Bookkeeper’s report.
Nugent & Haeussler has begun work on 2015 audit. All Board members should have received a letter from them. Will Farrell noted he has not received said correspondence.
Donations continue to arrive in memory of Carla Paltridge. The Library has also received donations from the Hannaford Bags 4 You program.
The complete Bookkeeper’s report is attached to these minutes.
Motion to approve payment of the bills pending audit was made by Will Farrell and seconded by Luz Ledesma; all others were in favor.
Motion to approve the payroll for the month of February was made by Karen Adamson and seconded by Luz Ledesma; all others were in favor.
Motion to approve the purchase orders as presented in the Bookkeeper’s report was made by Will Farrell and seconded by Valerie Smith; all others were in favor.
Was read and discussed.
Motion to accept the Annual Report was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Will Farrell; all others were in favor.
The Board engaged in a discussion about the March 2, Library Advocacy Day event in Albany. John, Karen and Lynne attended.
John noted the Service Report would be sent out during the coming week.
The Town Memorial Day parade is scheduled for May 29. John has requested participation from the Board in the parade.
[Symbol] Motion to accept the Purchasing Policy as presented was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Luz Ledesma; all others were in favor.
→Motion to approve the Plattekill Public Library Bylaws as presented was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Karen Adamson; all others were in favor.
Friends Liaison report
Present at the Friends meeting were: Steve Weir, Secretary; Keila Martinez, current Treasurer; Suzy Holbert; newly appointed Treasurer
Keila Martinez stepped down as Friends Treasurer effective the end of the meeting
Glenn Geher is expected to rejoin the Friends as Vice President
Motion to enter into Executive Session at 8:00pm with the Director’s participation to discuss a specific real estate transaction, was made by Luz Ledesma and seconded by Valerie Smith; all others were in favor.
The Board returned from Executive Session at 8:50pm.
[Symbol]Motion to adjourn was made at 8:50pm by Will Farrell; all others were in favor.
Attachments filed with original:Agenda