MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY: January Special Meeting, 2014

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Plattekill Public Library

Special Board of Trustees Meeting

January 20, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:03pm.

 

Present were Trustees:

 

Lynne Ridgeway, President

Valerie Smith, Vice-President

Keith Canfield, Treasurer

Karen Adamson, Assistant Treasurer

David Padilla

Joseph Egan

William J. Farrell

 

Also present:

John Georghiou, Director, acting as recording secretary.

 

The pledge of Allegiance was made.

 

There was no public comment.

 

The Planning and Operations committee presented two policies for approval. After a brief discussion, the votes were called.

 

"Contingency Fund": The Board voted to accept the policy with all in favor.

"Capital Reserve Fund": The Board voted to accept the policy with all in favor.

 

There was a brief discussion about the possible new library site.

 

                 Valerie Smith made a motion for the Board to go into Executive Session to discuss a real estate transaction. The motion was seconded by Karen Adamson; the motion passed with all in favor.

 

The Board entered Executive Session at 7:20pm.

The Board came out of Executive Session at 8:30pm.

 


                 Valerie Smith made a motion "to authorize Lynne Ridgeway to make an offer for the stated amount for the cider mill property subject to the previously stated contingencies.

 

The motion was second by Karen Adamson. Voting in favor of the motion were Lynne Ridgeway, Valerie Smith, Karen Adamson and William J. Farrell; opposed were David Padilla, Keith Canfield, and Joseph Egan.

With four in favor, and three opposed, the motion carried.

 

The dissenting Trustees offered to fully support the motion as the right and proper course of action.

 

                 Keith Canfield made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Joseph Egan, and all voted in favor.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:33pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

== signed==

John Georghiou