Those in attendance included: President Don Butler, Financial Officer Pete Radka, Vice President Michelle Arnone, Secretary Mary Jo Eddy, Pat Poignard, Roberta Schruise, Kristina Benson and Director Tabetha Butler.
A motion was made by Roberta and seconded by Kristina to accept the Board Minutes of March’s meeting. This passed unanimously.
The Financial Officer’s report by Pete:
- Checking: $46,359.03
- Savings: $15,518.93
- Money Received: $0.00
- Total Assets: $61,877.96
- Memorials and Grants to be spent: $2,706.38
Overall Total: $59,171.58
A motion was made by Michelle and seconded by Roberta to accept the Financial Officer’s report. This passed unanimously.
Eugenie Poignard was introduced to the Board of Trustees. A motion was made by Pete and seconded by Roberta to add Eugenie as a new Board member. This motion passed unanimously.
Director’s report by Tabby:
- Revenues: $79.80
- Expenditures: $108.70 (Mostly Children’s Books)
- Cash on hand: $41.30
- Memorials: $0.00
Donations: $295.83 (Cummins Combined Charities)
Betsy is working to update our website to include all the information now required by the state including: policies, the budget, bylaws, long-range plans, community reports and Board meeting minutes.
The outdoor spigot has been installed by two men from Klinginsmith. The bill totaled $597.01 the majority of which was labor. Don will now power wash the porch and furniture after we purchase a hose. In the fall the panel behind Tabby’s desk will need to have the tap turned off and then the rest will need to be drained.
The COVID/Sneeze panels have been removed from above the front desk.
We received a quote from Jeff Paddleford to renovate the current bathroom in the amount of $12,032.00. It includes gutting the room: new tile on the floor and up the walls, new vanity with a sink, a new toilet, fan, light, air dryer, and a commercial toilet paper container. We still need a second quote which should be coming from Kevin Schauman and Son. We need to have two quotes for the Library Board to see if this fits into the Construction Grants for Public Libraries. If we received this type of grant, the work would be done next March and usually covers seventy-five percent.
Mr. Forbes has informed us that the library needs a new septic system timer as ours is no longer working. This would cost about $250.00 for the part. He will not charge us for his labor. The septic is a $6,000.00 investment for us so it was decided that we should definitely have this taken care of.
Story Hour is doing well and Peg Hite will be continuing the program throughout the summer.
The budget for the Summer Reading Program is $500.00. This money is from a Director’s Grant which was received in December from the Lenna Foundation. This program will run from July 8th through the 29th. So far we have spent $351.00. CCLS will again be doing a grant with CRCF. So far, we do not know how much this grant will be for us, but we shall use it to cover further expenditures. Online registration will be from June 1st through the 30th. Lakewood Library will not be open for this program this summer, so we may be getting some of their students into our program.
Tabby announced that she will be retiring as of August 13th. She recommends Kristina Benson as her replacement.
As a Board we need to decide how we wish to move forward. Because of the size of our library area that we are chartered to serve, we are not required to have anyone with any kind of an advanced degree as our Director.
The Board of Trustees went into Executive Session at 8:04 until 8:20.
A motion was made by Pat, seconded by Roberta and passed unanimously that Kristina be our next Director pending approval by her of an offer letter which Don will send to her after circulating the letter among the members of the Board of Trustees.
The next meeting will be May 24, 2022.
Mary Jo Eddy