Tuesday, March 3, 2015



January 21, 2015

Trustees of the Chazy Public Library


Roll Call and Introductions:  The meeting was called to order at 5:30 by George Brendler (President). Present were Trustees: George Brendler, Debby Powers, Tammy Braun, Jill Beeman and Kristen McAuliffe.   Also, attending were Frances Fairchild (Director) and Rae McAuliffe (FOL).

Picture of Board was taken.

 Public Forum

Friends of Library report: Christmas Tea was a success. $675 was collected from basket raffle. Also got a new member. A pot luck dinner is scheduled for Feb. 3 at 5:30 at Kathy Rynkowski’s home.

Review of minutes for November 20, 2014:

Kristen moved to accept minutes with corrections, seconded by Debby. Motion passed.

Treasurer's Report:

Checking acct balance as of December 31, 2014 is $ 80,555.17.

 Holiday letter drive brought in $1615 to date.  Lee & Kay Kern donated $300 asking

 that the money be used for audio books. Debby and Francie are doing Thank you notes

 for holiday donations.

Motion to accept Treasurers report by Jill, seconded by Tammy. Motion passed.

Director' Report:

Discussion about 501c status, we do not want to pursue that. We will remove any mention of using donations as a deduction from our paperwork.

Motion was made by Tammy that we will not sell books to the public, other than our annual book sale. Seconded by Kristen, motion passed. Francie will be attending a workshop for the Early Literacy Community Asset Analysis in February. Hopefully Tammy or Kristen will be able to attend with her.  Stewarts grant application has been submitted. Paperwork has to be filed for Property Tax Cap.


Thank you notes will be sent to John Brendler for help setting up new computers, Betsy Brooks for her help purchasing the new computers, and  Laura Shambo for Christmas wreaths. A Get Well card will be sent to Karen Pepper.

Committee Reports

Programs - Nan Hoffman has been scheduled for July 5.  Discussion about an author meet and greet.

Policies – George will update Staff contact list, change in meeting dates.

Public Relations - George will send some pictures to school for their newsletter.

Kristen will try to meet with the school’s Library Club to get some involvement from them.

Property Maintenance – Door chime was installed by Tammy and her husband.  

Old Business: 

Three new Dell computers were installed. New phone was purchased.

David Kimmel still working on upgrading website.

New Business:

Money was collected from Trustees for Sunshine Fund.

Discussion about installing a panic button for safety.   Discussion was tabled for next meeting, after we get more information

Meeting was adjourned at 7pm.

Next meeting is February 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Jill Beeman