Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Tuesday July 25, 2917


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Present: Martha Rowley, John Bohannon, Leslie Lassetter, Kate Kane, Susan Spaulding, Ellen Taetzsch, Brady Weinstock, Gary Fox


  1. Call to Order: 6:18pm
  2. Additions to Agenda for routine administrative matters and/or pressing matters that will require ratification at a future meeting: None
  3. Public Comment: Poly Montgomery from the Friends of the Library made comments
  4. Approve Minutes of May 23rd Meeting: Approved with amendments that all trustees were present except Heidi Lauricella. Motioned, seconded and unanimously approved.
  5. Director’s Report: Report was presented
  6. Reserve Fund & Memorial Donation for Jackie Hewitt:
  • Motion made to create a Memorial Reserve Fund for $455.00 and to expend the $455.00 in FY 18. Seconded and unanimously approved.
  • Motion made to donate in Jackie Hewitt’s name, $500.00 to the Friends of the Library’s Vilas Bridge Campaign, to be drawn from the Memorial Reserve Fund and the FY 18 Memorial Revenue Line. Seconded and unanimously approved.
  1. Fundraising Committee Report: Update on fundraising activities
  2. Union Negotiator for Collective Bargaining Agreement: Motion was made to authorize Brady and John to represent the Board of Trustees in union negotiations. Seconded and unanimously approved.
  3. Amendment to By-Law Article II: Motion was made for the Library Board of Trustees shall meet in regular session a minimum of six times per year in accordance with 1 V.S.A. § 312 as am mended. Seconded and unanimously approved.
  4.  Other Business
  5. Review and Approve Warrants: Completed
  6. Review Action Items, and Proposed Agenda Items for Next Meeting: Next meeting we will discuss annual evaluation process for director, long range plan, and change in the by laws as noted in agenda item 9
  7.  Review Date for Next Meeting September 26:  Next meeting was changed to September 19th at 6:15
  8. Viewing of “Short Takes for Trustees” Educational Videos- Video was viewed
  9. Executive Session: not necessary
  10. Adjourned at 6:58pm


Respectfully Submitted,


Ellen Taetzsch