NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES

February 8, 2000

 

PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Debi Desrosiers, Treasurer; Wendy Denneen; Assistant Treasurer; Murray Levin, Member; Patricia Skinner, Member; Kathleen Hutchins, Library Director; Diane Mayr, Assistant Library Director.

EXCUSED: Douglas McDonald, Vice-Chairman; Kathryn Ivey, Secretary.

GUESTS: Richard Koeck, Beth Strauss.

 

J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM.

 

MINUTES: Upon motion by Debi Desrosiers, second by Murray Levin, the Board

voted to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2000 meeting as written.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Debi Desrosiers reported that with 8.6% of the year passed

9.9% of the budget had been expended. The Treasurer's Report was placed on file.

 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT: Kathleen Hutchins reported that she continues to address the

water problem with the appropriate personnel and/or agencies.

 

Kathleen reported that the Windham Women's Club donated 25 books through their Libraries 2000 initiative. The Board expressed their gratitude to the Women's Club for these donations.

 

Kathleen reported that library programs continue to draw capacity crowds. Recent programs included Seraphim 3, a photography class, six story time groups, and the

4th and 5th grade book discussion group. Upcoming programs include a series of historical chats sponsored by FLOW; Clayworks sculpting for 7 to 12 year olds during Spring Break; drop-in crafts for 4 year olds and up during Spring Break; Bards and Biscotti evening of poetry for High Schoolers led by Jack Brouse on March 10,2000; and the Children's Room Enhancement Community Forum on March 22, 2000.

 

The Director's report was placed on file.

 

J Gross reported that good progress is being made on continuing technical issues.

 

J Gross reported that Holly Eddy, Rich Koeck, and Ed Richards have stepped forward as candidates to fill the three (3) library Trustees openings being made by term expirations in March.

 

Upon motion by Wendy Denneen, second by Debi Desrosiers, 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; pat Skinner, yes; Wendy Denneen, yes; Debi Desrosiers, yes; J Gross, yes. Kathleen Hutchins and Beth Strauss remained in attendance.

On issue one (1 ), the Board voted to approve staff plan (reporting) and staff plan (evaluation) as amended.

 

On issue two (2), the Board voted to approve a staff member up-grade of position effective March 16, 2000.

 

On issue three {3), the Board voted to approve a staff member step raise.

 

On issue four (4), the Board voted to approve a staff member grade level change.

 

The next Trustees meeting will be held at the Library on Monday, March 13, 2000

at 7 PM.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:15pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jena Day, Recording Secretary.