NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES

November 9, 1999

 

PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Douglas McDonald, Vice-Chairman; Kathryn Ivey,

Secretary; Debi Desrosiers, Treasurer; Wendy Denneen, Assistant Treasurer;

Murray Levin, Member; Patricia Skinner, Member; Kathleen Hutchins, Library

Director; Diane Mayer, Assistant Library Director.

 

J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:17 PM.

 

MINUTES: Upon motion by Pat Skinner, second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to

approve the minutes of the October 12, 1999 meeting as written.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Debi Desrosiers reported that with 83% of the year passed

75.4% of the budget had been expended. Upon motion by Pat Skinner, second by

Murray Levin, the Board voted to place the Treasurer's report on file.

 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT: Kathleen Hutchins reported that 7622 items were in circulation during October. There are currently 7304 patrons registered.

 

Kathleen reported that volunteers logged 77 hours during October, bringing the year-

to-date total to 863 hours.

 

Kathleen reported that the new commemorative brick walkway has been installed.

Trustees were encouraged to check it out during daylight hours. The Board

expressed their gratitude to F.L.O.W. for this newest addition to the library.

 

Kathleen reported that the water problem continues to be addressed and that a

solution appears to be near implementation.

 

Kathleen reported that the annual "Food for Fines" program will begin in December.

All food will be contributed to the Shepherd's Pantry.

 

J Gross showed an exquisite quilt which was donated to the library by the Suzdal

Sister City Committee. Watch for the quilt to be displayed on a library wall soon. The

Board expressed their thanks to the Suzdal Sister City Committee for their gift.

 

J Gross reported that the Technical Committee continues to work on expanding the

current limited licensing dilemma.

 

OLD BUSINESS: Debi Desrosiers and J Gross reported that installation of a sign

and light at the driveway entrance will occur in the spring.

 

Debi presented the completed copper weathervane to the Board. The Board was very

 pleased with the finished product as crafted by J. Donald Felix, Coppersmith.

Installation will be planned. Upon motion by Debi Desrosiers, second by Pat Skinner,

the Board voted to approve payment of $2,500 for the weathervane.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to accept

 as a second and final reading the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Kathy Ivey, the Board voted to accept as

a second and final reading the Borrowing Privileges Policy.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Kathy Ivey, the Board voted to approve

the proposed 2000 budget as presented.

 

The Personnel Committee agreed to have preliminary information for the Personnel Policy available for discussion at the December Board meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS: The Board discussed possible disposition of the interest from the construction CD.

 

The next Trustees meeting will be held at the Library on Tuesday, December 14, 1999

at 7 PM.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Pat Skinner, the Board voted to enter non-public session to discuss personnel issues in accordance with RSA 91-A:3. J Gross polled the Board: Murray Levin, yes; Debi Desrosiers, yes; Kathy Ivey, yes; Doug McDonald,

 yes; Wendy Denneen, yes; Pat Skinner, yes; J Gross, yes. Kathleen Hutchins and Diane Mayer were excused.

 

Action taken: The Board voted to approve the annual review and salary adjustment for Director, Kathleen Hutchins, effective November l, 1999.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:17.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jena Day, Recording Secretary