Saturday, June 27, 2015


May 20, 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,  and Tammy Braun. Absent was Kristen McAuliffe .  Also, attending were Frances Fairchild (Director) and Rae McAuliffe (FOL).

 Public Forum
 Friends of the Library report:  Friends of the Library held its annual membership   meeting on May 7 at the library at 6pm. There was a guest speaker, Ellen Adams, curator of the Alice T. Miner Museum. A slate of officers was created. Debby is doing the
Maps for the annual yard sale in July. They plan to have a table at Old Homes Day.
At this time they have decided to take a year off from the book sale.
Review of minutes for April 29, 2015:
 Motion made by Tammy to accept the minutes, seconded by Debby, motion passed.

Treasurer's Report:
Checking acct balance as of April 30, 2015 is $70,552.76
Motion made to accept Treasurer's report by Tammy, seconded by Jill, motion passed.
We have received $5000 from the Jean Marleau estate, the money will be deposited into
the Raymond James account.

Director' Report:
Focus groups are needed for the Early Literacy Community Asset Analysis, Francie will try to meet with Kristen and Tammy.
The community room has several activities scheduled in the coming month.
Francie is going to contact Tom Tetreault about the Summer Reading Camp,
She is also trying to get the teacher’s summer reading lists from school. We have
Summer volunteers to help with shelving of books.
Director is taking a week (25 hrs) vacation in June.

Debby sent a Thank You card to Beeman Trucking for moving rocks to parking lot
To form a retaining wall.

Committee Reports
Collections - Ongoing.

Programs -    
Kevin Sabourin, Wednesday June 10, 6pm. ($200)
Speedy Arnold, June 29, 6:30.  ($125)
Nan Hoffman, July 15, 6:30. ($250 from Stewarts grant)
Larry Ebere, July 23, 6:30. Weather permitting. Free
Town wide garage sale, July 25.
Bob Clark, book signing. Aug 1. George will confirm.
Sweet Adelines, Aug 6, 6pm. Rain date Aug 7.($200)

Policies-  Dave Kimmel will update policies on our website.

Public Relations -  Debby will create a Summer calendar to give to elementary students to take home at the end of the school year.

Property Maintenance – George is looking at plant/tree options for rock
Retaining wall.

Old Business: 

New Business:
Motion to Pass Resolution to override tax levy limit for 2015-2016 budget fiscal
Year, made by Jill. Seconded by Debby. Motion passed.

Yearly Organizational items:

Proposition to raise by tax levy $37,500 to support the Chazy Public Library
Passed 350 to 206 votes.
Debby Powers elected as trustee with 395 votes.

Motion made by Tammy Braun, seconded by Debby
to accept slate of officers as presented:
President-George Brendler
Vice President-Kristen McAuliffe
Treasurer-Debby Powers
Secretary/P/R-Jill Beeman
With members of the following committees: Collection development, Policies, Public Relations/Programs to remain the same.
Secretary casts one vote to accept.

Motion made by Jill, seconded by Tammy to accept calendar of meeting dates. Motion passed.

Tammy Braun resigned her position as a trustee for personal/family reasons effective May 20.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:35pm.
Next meeting, June 24 at 5:30 .

Respectfully submitted,
Jill Beeman