Richmond Library Trustee
Minutes July 25, 2019
Present: Rebecca Mueller, Jenna Bisset, Laurie Dana, Martha Nye, Jana Brown, Ellen Crary.
Ellen moves to approve the June minutes. Seconded by Jenna. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Ellen reported that maintenance for last fiscal year will be over our budget. Elevator serviced at the end of June due to issue of the elevator becoming temporarily stuck, Bay State Elevator has been back several times and feels that installing $900 for retractor bar for the elevator to potentially solve elevator issues.
Librarian’s Report: New book orders have been placed now that the new fiscal year has started. More new young adult books is a suggestion from the community.
Report from the Friends meeting: Proposed cookbook sale at the holiday fair and take over the mezzanine for that purpose. There was also a suggestion to sell them at the Farmer’s Market. We can also use the holiday fair to promote Friends of the library and the book sale, etc. Remind the community what the Friends are doing for the library/community.
New siding will be installed to the exterior near the front entrance, next week.
Summer programming is going well. 56 people attended the recent Green Sea presentation. Owl program was very popular. Part 2 campers have been coming and participating in summer reading.
Famer’s market: Two possible dates August 16th and 23rd. Trustees chose August 16th to be our date to display at the Farmers’ Market. Have a blanket with picture books for kids to read. Advertise fall library programming, playgroups, story hour, etc. Promote Fall programming and joining the Friends–Invite a representative from the Friends to attend. Ellen will advertise the library presence on Front Porch Forum.
Town Building Committee: Plan is to attend August 5 Selectboard meeting and request permission to put out a bid for the HVAC system and to remedy the basement issues, specifically for the water issue. The proposal is to hire a General Contractor to develop and solicit bids for each option and then take the bids to the Selectboard. Bids will be solicited for the hiring of the GC. The committee will discuss how this will be funded at the August 8th meeting.
Review of the bylaws: Discussion of revisions to the bylaws. Laurie will revise by-laws and distribute for a vote at the next meeting.
Circulation Desk: Discussion of asking the Friends to fund (or help fund) the circulation desk project.
Ellen moved that we enter Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. Seconded by Jana. Trustees voted to adjourn from Executive Session.
There will be no August meeting.
Per Jenna’s request, meetings for Sept. – Dec. have been moved to the 2nd Mondays of the month. Dates are:
- Monday, September 9
- Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day)
- Monday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
- Monday, December 9
Meeting concluded at 8:07PM