Minutes March 27, 2018

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Minutes March 27, 2018

Postby Ellie Chesebrough » Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library
March 27, 2018
Trustee Meeting

Present: Joe Biagioni, Ellie Chesebrough, Ramona Williams, Barbara Van Reed, Kate Anderson, Betty Holden, Danielle Morrow, and Justin Snook.
Absent: Kevin Sughrue

The meeting was called to order at 6:45 PM

The minutes for February 27, 2018 were accepted.

Treasurer’s Report
Snook presented the cash flow for operating accounts and special accounts which were accepted
Director’s Report
Snook reported that there are 390 families/households using the Library in Douglas. There are 3,000 Douglas patrons. Circulation increased by 6 % over last year.

Old Business
Budget 2019
Van Reed has offered space for factual information about the override in the Blackstone Valley Xpress. It will be in all residents mail boxes by the end of next week.

Snook offered some suggestions of what the Trustees can decide to do if the override does not pass:
Do nothing
Spend trust funds using current service levels which will last until October.
Lower the number of hours the Library is opened to the minimum required to keep it certified to 25 hours week vs it's current hours of 36 per week. Reduce staff.
Spread everything thinner and become decertified.
The Trustees will have to agree on what will happen if the override does not pass.

It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously that the Trustees support the $1.5 million override.
There will be a Finance Committee Public Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget on April 10.
The light for the parking lot was installed today.
Chesebrough noted a $1,000 donation from Texas Instruments as a result of one of their retirees volunteering time to sort books for the book sales.

New Business
There was no new business presented.

The next meeting is scheduled for April 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM.
The Trustees left to attend the FinComm meeting and planned to adjourn at its end.

Respectfully submitted
Ellie Chesebrough, Secretary
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