January 9, 2001


PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Doug McDonald, Vice-Chairman; Holly Eddy,

Vice-Treasurer; Rich Koeck, Member; Murray Levin, Member; John Barrett,

Library Director; Diane Mayr, Assistant Library Director.


EXCUSED: Pat Skinner, Secretary.


J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM.


MINUTES: Upon motion by Murray Levin 1 second by Rich Koeck, the

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


Upon motion by Murray Levin, second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted to

elect Holly Eddy to serve as Board Treasurer.


Upon motion by Holly Eddy, second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted to elect

Murray Levin as Vice-Treasurer.


Upon motion by Holly Eddy, second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted to move

the March Board meeting to Monday, March 12, 2001.


TREASURER'S REPORT: The Board discussed updating bank signature cards,

      and generating monthly account reports. Upon motion by Doug McDonald,

      second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to authorize that Holly Eddy

      research and renew a maturing CD. The Treasurer's report was placed on



DIRECTOR'S REPORT: John Barrett reported that 6,146 items were in

      circulation during December, bringing the total circulation to 103,054

      items for year 2000. There are 5,600 registered patrons. Volunteers logged

      64.50 hours during December, bringing the year-to-date total to 1032.25

      volunteer hours. The entryway counter showed that 4,382 patrons visited

      the library during the montr-1 of December, bringing the April through

      December total to 52,389 visitors.


John reported that the Budget 2001 Public Hearing is scheduled for

      January 15, 2001 at the Town Hall.


John announced that newly hired Assistant Library Director/IT

      Librarian, Marija Sanderling, will begin work on Tuesday, January 16th.

      John invited Trustees and Staff to meet informally with Marija at 5PM on

      Friday, January 19th at the library.


Upon motion by Murray Levin, second by Holly Eddy, the Board voted to

      approve the hiring of Marija Sanderling as Assistant Library Director/IT



John reported that several maintenance issues and projects are

      currently being addressed.


John reported that the first selections for the new music collection

      are being processed and will soon begin circulation.


John reported meeting with Youth Services Librarian, Beth Strauss, and

      FLOW Children's Room Enhancement Project representatives.


John reported that December's “Food for Fines” generated many

      boxes of food and $454 cash for The Shepherd's Pantry.


The Director's report was placed on file.


Murray Levin reported that $2,687.91 had been distributed to the Library from proceeds raised

at the Driving For Books Golf Tournament. Murray expressed thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors

 who made the tournament a success.


The next regular Trustees meeting will be held at the Library on

      February 13, 2001 at 7 PM.


The meeting adjourned at 8:59 PM.


Respectfully submitted,


Jena Day, Recording Secretary