MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY: AUGUST, 2014
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The meeting was
called to order at 7:03 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.
President; Valerie Smith, Vice President; Keith Canfield, Treasurer; Karen
Adamson, Assistant Treasurer; Joseph Egan, David Padilla (Late), Will Farrell
(Late), Trustees; John Georghiou, Director; Donna Ebanks, Secretary.
David Padilla arrived at 7:05PM as the first motion was in progress.
Motion to accept the June 12, 2014 minutes as amended to reflect the
“Was Partially Read and Discussed”
and record Joe Egan’s yes vote to a 1% budget increase motion was made by
Valerie Smith and seconded by Karen Adamson; David Padilla abstained and all
others were in favor.
Motion to accept the July 10, 2014 minutes was made by Keith Canfield and
seconded by Karen Adamson; Joe Egan abstained and all others were in favor.
Motion to increase the corporate general checking account by $20,000 was
made by Karen Adamson and seconded by Valerie Smith; all others were in favor.
Motion to approve payment of the bills pending audit was made by Joe Egan
and seconded by David Padilla; all others were in favor.
Was read and
the Board that Jane Gregory would be serving as Chairperson for this year’s
budget vote and trustee election and John noted the election clerks have been
the Director’s report attachment: Remaining Timeline for September 25, 2014
Vote and noted the second post card mailing of September 18 was missing
from the timeline.
David stated the
Public Relations committee has not met, however, Catherine Padilla, President of
the Friends, has created a draft for the initial postcard mailing planned for
August 28. Lynne requested the
the final drafts of the postcards before they are mailed out.
Discussion determined that Cathy would email the language on the
postcards prior to mailing them out.
Motion to accept the revised 2015 Library’s Official Calendar was made
by Valerie Smith and seconded by Keith Canfield.
In favor: Karen Adamson,
Keith Canfield, Joe Egan, Lynne Ridgeway and Valerie Smith.
Opposed: David Padilla. Motion
the Board the Committee on Committees met on July 24 and will be presenting
their report in the near future.
Motion to ratify the approval of the Director’s vacation request for
8/4 – 8/8 2014 was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Karen Adamson; all
others were in favor.
Motion to ratify approval of asbestos testing of the entire building
proposal at 2034 Rt. 32 at a cost of $2400 plus sample fees was made by Valerie
Smith and seconded by Keith Canfield; all others were in favor.
Motion to authorize Valerie Smith to arrange a venue for the Board
retreat in an amount not to exceed $700 was made by Valerie Smith and seconded
by Keith Canfield; all others were in favor.
Motion to enter into Executive session to discuss personnel and a real
estate transaction was made at 7:42PM by Karen Adamson and seconded by Valerie
Smith; all others were in favor.
Farrell arrived at 7:43PM.
Egan left the meeting at 7:55PM and returned at 8:25PM.
Board returned from Executive session at 9:19PM.
Motion to purchase the property at 2032-2034 Route 32, for the agreed
upon amount, was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Karen Adamson.
In favor: Karen Adamson, Keith Canfield, Lynne Ridgeway, and Valerie
Smith. Opposed: Joe Egan and David
Padilla. Motion passed.
stated that a plan is needed on how to proceed with accomplishing a new library
facility and David stated he would support the endeavor; a discussion ensued.
Motion to adjourn was made at 9:38PM by Keith Canfield and seconded by
filed with original:
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