Nesmith Library Board Trustee Minutes
March 15, 2005
Present : Joan Griffin, Vice- Chair, Sharon Scannell, Treasurer, Mary Lee Underhill, Recording Secretary, Pat Skinner, Correspondence Secretary, Paul Keller, New Member, Carl Heidenblad, Director, Assistant Directors, Lois Freeston and Diane Mayr. Lorraine Bain and Chris Monterio were excused.
The Vice-Chair, Joan Griffin, called the meeting to order at 7:12 pm and welcomed Paul Keller, the new trustee.
Minutes: The minutes were approved as written.
Financial: Sharon Scannell reported that 12% of the 2005 budget was spent at the end of February (17% of the year).
Director: Carl reported that there was a 27% increase in circulation over last February.
The Board discussed
MOTION: was made by Pat Skinner and seconded
That we approve Carl’s recommendation to accept the Terminex bid of $2,500 for termite destruction!
The motion passed unanimously.
Carl’s statistics report for February showed that 13,658 items were circulated, there were 8,913 registered patrons, 6,463 people visited the library, 347 used the Internet, and volunteers contributed 107 hours.
There were no committee reports.
Garden Club Grant: Sharon submitted an application for a grant to improve the landscaping in front of the library.
Reception for Shirley: On Sunday April 10 there will be a reception for Shirley Beaulieu who completed her term on the Board of Trustees and served as Chair last year.
Election of Officers: The following nominations were made, seconded and accepted:
Sharon Scannell for Chairman Mary Lee Underhill for Vice-Chairman
Chris Monterio for Treasurer Paul Keller for Assistant Treasurer
Pat Skinner for Corresponding Secretary Joan Griffin for Recording Secretary
The secretary cast one ballot for the slate of new officers.
Committees: Membership on the two standing committees will be:
Finance: Chris Monterio and Paul Keller
Personnel: Pat Skinner, Joan Griffin and Mary Lee Underhill
Schedule of Meetings:
The Board accepted the proposed calendar. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, except in March when it will meet the third Tuesday because of Town elections. The Board will not meet in July.
Other: Carl said the Board will receive a draft of the Operation Plan soon.
Next meeting of the Board, Tuesday, April 12 at 7 pm
Reception for Shirley Beaulieu Sunday, April 10 from 2- 4 in the Multi-Purpose Room
The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 pm.
Mary Lee Underhill
Draft subject to approval