MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY: SEPTEMBER, 2015
Board of Trustees
September 10, 2015
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM with the Pledge of
Lynne Ridgeway, President; Valerie Smith, Vice President; Karen Adamson,
Assistant Treasurer; Will Farrell; Trustee, Joe Egan, Trustee: David Padilla;
Luz Ledesma, Trustee; John Georghiou, Director; Barbara Jacobini, Treasurer;
Donna Ebanks, Secretary
Excused: Luz Ledesma
Motion to accept the August 13, 2015 minutes was made by Karen Adamson
and seconded by David Padilla; Joe Egan abstained and all others were in favor.
Was read and discussed.
The financial report was presented and
reviewed by Treasurer Barbara Jacobini.
Barbara reported the Library received a $100 donation from Hurd’s Farm,
a local orchard. Hurd’s held a
Duck Derby fundraising event, with the intention of making a donation to the
Library’s Building Fund.
The warrant of checks was distributed for
Motion to approve payment of bills following audit was made by Karen
Adamson, seconded by Will Farrell: all others in favor.
Motion to approve payment of payroll for the past two months was made by
Joe Egan, seconded by David Padilla; all others in favor.
Was read and discussed.
John reported the Board of Elections will run the voters’ registration
list and have it available for the Library on September 14.
John will notify the Board via email when the GOTV phone lists are ready.
Will recommended the Friends do one post card mailing; John will email
Friends President Cathy Padilla to see if this is a possibility at this time.
Other discussion included thoughts on the Library acknowledging the
fifteenth anniversary of September 11, 2001.
John stated he will post a tribute on the Library’s website.
John informed the Board that he is working on a project with couponing
mentor Patty Cutroneo, to connect local pantries with the Plattekill
Library’s couponing program.
Lynne has emailed Board members and the Director a compilation of comments
submitted thus far from the Focus Groups.
Lynne reviewed and discussed with the Board information gleaned from
the Focus Groups that have been presented so far.
This discussion determined a Focus Group exclusively for the Friends
would not be required, as they have attended one of the several that have
already taken place. It was also noted there will not be any additional general
public Focus Groups. However, a
Focus Group at the local schools may be considered. The presentation made at the
Rotary on August 26 was also discussed.
Upcoming Focus Group: September 21, 2015 at 2pm at Aloha Acres.
The Board will review the possibility of presenting a Focus Group session
at the upcoming Pirate Readaloud or having a signup sheet available for parents
to indicate their interest in attending a future Focus Group.
Lynne requested that all Trustees please
contribute a donation to the Community Foundation.
Status of Friends MOU: Will reported that because there was not a quorum
at the Friends last meeting, they could not vote on the MOU.
Liaison Report of September Friends meeting:
Will noted the Friends are open to ideas for contributing to the Building
Library staff should have their “wish lists” prepared for the
Friends’ October meeting; lists should include parking lot lighting and
lighting for the Library sign
Discussion determined that a contribution by the Friends to the Capital
fund would be beneficial to the Library.
Lynne requested all Board members complete their MHLS Annual President’s
Survey and bring it to the next Board of Trustees meeting.
The UCLA Annual Dinner is on September 28.
Currently four Board members are registered to attend.
The MHLS Annual Meeting is on October 16, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
at 8:30am. RSVPs are due by October
7; please advise Lynne of your intention to attend or not attend.
Motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss a specific real estate
transaction was made at 7:45pm was made by Valerie Smith and seconded by Karen
Adamson; all others were in favor.
The Board came out of Executive Session at 8:24pm.
Motion to adjourn was made at 8:25pm by Karen Adamson, seconded by David
Padilla; all others in favor.
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