SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
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Approval of Expenditures of Office Furniture: Pat Fowler moved the expenditure as outlined of $704.37 for cabinets in the office area to come out of the Whitcomb Fund on the main library side. Carolyn Frisa seconded the motion. Fowler asked if the finish would match. Houlne advised that the staff will finish as they come unfinished. Hope Brissette said she sent an email after 5:00 p.m. asking for information on the Whitcomb Fund. Fowler replied that it is money collected when they were working on the renovation so it is for furnishings cut out of the budget.
Brissette asked if we need all of these cabinets. Houlne advised that they go above the cabinets that are on the bottom. Brissette asked who is going to install them. Houlne replied that Pepper from the town will install them at no charge. Mitchell-Love said that means at the tax payers expense. She added that she called Home Depot to ask if we could pick up the cabinets and save on the shipping and tax. Brissette said she could pick them up and deliver them. Fowler said when the chairs arrived, they didn’t pay for delivery into the building and they had to do it. Frisa said they have made deliveries into the building. Brissette said she wants to make sure that is the case.
Mitchell-Love said the Whitcomb Foundation is for kids. Can we spend on anything? She then asked for a copy of the Whitcomb Foundation donation. Earlier in the meeting, Houlne had distributed a summary of the donation which shows the original donation of $10,000 for the Youth Dept. and $15,000 for the main library. Brissette then asked if Houlne had shopped around. Houlne advised she did and these are matching. Frisa offered a friendly amendment to spend up to $704.37. Fowler was in agreement of the friendly amendment. A roll call was taken and Pat Fowler, Doreen Aldrich, David Gould, Karin Fischer and Carolyn Frisa were in favor of the motion (5). Hope Brissette and Jan Mitchell-Love were opposed (2). The motion carried.