Friday, May 1, 2015

Minutes of the April 25, 2015 Trustees' Meeting (Accepted)

March 25, 2015

Trustees of the Chazy Public Library
Roll Call and Introductions:  The meeting was called to order at 5:30pm by George Brendler (President). Present were Trustees: George Brendler, Debby Powers,  Jill Beeman,  Kristen McAuliffe, and  Tammy Braun .  Also, attending were Frances Fairchild (Director) and  Kay Kern.

 Public Forum
 Friends of the Library report:  No report this month.

David Morrow of Security Concepts of Plattsburgh gave a proposal for installing a
security system in the library. There has been some concern for librarian safety.

Review of minutes for February 25, 2015:
 Motion made by Debby to accept the minutes, seconded by Tammy. Motion passed.

Treasurer's Report:
Checking acct balance as of Feb 28, 2015 is $76,240.84.
 Motion made to accept Treasurer's report by Jill, seconded by Kristen. Motion passed.

Director' Report:
Saturday Story times have been going well. Activities for Summer Reading Program are being scheduled.
Tammy and Kristen need to meet with Francie for the Early Literacy Survey. Annual report to the state has been turned in.
Motion to purchase Security system as proposed for $1080.10 with an additional key fob for $44.25 and annual monitoring fee of $215 was made by Tammy. Seconded by Jill, motion passed. Debby will contact David Morrow to schedule installation.

Jill will send a Get well card to Carolyn Harding .
We will send a request to Stewarts for 2 ice cream sundae kits for the Sweet Adelines
event on Aug 6.

Committee Reports
Collections - No activity to report.

Programs -    
Kevin Sabourin, Wednesday June 10, 6pm.
Nan Hoffman,  July 15, time tba.
Sweet Adelines, Aug 6, 6pm. Rain date Aug 7.
Karen will create a summer calendar flyer to distribute.

Policies-  Motion to accept new Salary/Benefit policy revised 3/25/2015 made by Tammy. Seconded by Kristen. Motion passed.

Public Relations -  

Property Maintenance – Side door is being repaired.
Dehumidifier will be purchased for spring.  
Motion made by George to purchase a backup sump pump, seconded by Debby. Motion passed.

Old Business: 
George has created a Report to the Community pamphlet. It will be ready for distribution before budget vote.

New Business:
George will get a quote for carpet cleaning to be done this spring.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:57pm.
Next meeting, April 29 at 5:30.

Respectfully submitted,

Jill Beeman