Board of Trustees Special Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Wed Aug 7, 2013 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls

In Attendance: Jan Mitchell-Love, Hope Brisette, Laura Senes, David Buckley, Ray Massucco, Deb Wright, Pat Fowler, Paige Pietrzak, Carolyn Frisa and Célina Houlné.
Public members in attendance: Elayne Clift, Arnold Clift

Meeting was called to order at 5:15 PM by Jan

A vote was taken to go into Executive Session. Y- Hope, Jan, Deb, Paige. N- David, Carolyn, Ray, Pat. Motion failed. (Laura was late attending the meeting)

Jan welcomed Ray Massucco as a new member of the Trustees.

Arnold Clift asked why there was no Public Comment section at this meeting- Jan stated that this is a Special Meeting for a special purpose and Public Comment is not required. Public comments are limited to the topic under discussion. Jan reminded the public that no formal decisions were going to be madethis is a working session to discuss making changes to the Bylaws. Paige stated that at least two meetings will be required.

Jan asked that all Trustees take their own notes on the changes to the Bylaws so that they can refer to their notes at future meetings.

Discussion of Bylaws from Article I to VIII.

Carolyn offered to revise her draft copy of the Bylaws to reflect the changes we are considering so that we have an updated copy to consider at the next Bylaws meeting.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees to discuss the Bylaws will be held on August 26 from 5- 6:30pm at Village Square Booksellers.

Meeting adjourned at 6:35pm

These minutes respectfully submitted by Pat Fowler on Aug 10, 2013