Minutes September 24, 2019

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Minutes September 24, 2019

Postby Ellie Chesebrough » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:50 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library
September 24, 2019
Trustee Meeting
Present: Danielle Morrow, Kate Anderson, Ellie Chesebrough, Barbara VanReed, Dawn Fontaine,
Betty Holden, and Daina Harvey.
Absent: Nick Socrat, and Justin Snook.
A quorum being present the meeting was called to order by Chair Morrow at 7:05 PM.
The meeting minutes for August 27th were accepted with one abstention.
Finance Report
The Financial Report was tabled since the Director did not have access to a computer that
would provide the information from home.
Director’s Report
Circulation increased from 3,650 in August, 2018 to 4,079 in August, 2019. The biggest
increases were in eBooks, Adult Books, and Children's books.
Snook is on family leave and hopes to return to work by October 15th.
Old Business
• Building Projects
The Trustee Sub-Committee, Dawn Fontaine and Kate Anderson, met with Matt Wojcik.
They discussed the feasibility of moving forward with the bathroom renovation, the
elevator, and the paving. Questions which were posed to the sub-committee included if the
back-up oil heat is necessary; is the library building renovations useful for 10-20 years; does
the eBook movement provide for more library space; how much of the parking lot is
required for handicapped accessibility or can the permeable pavement remain for a majority
of the parking area. It was noted that Mike Fitzpatrick would be a good representative from
the BFCC to also serve on the Sub-Committee and to report back to BFCC on the Library's
building renovation progress. Chesebrough will get the contact information for Mary Bulso
who helped with scoping out how to move forward with plans in the past, to Fontaine and
• Friends
Oktoberfest plans are moving forward for the Quilt-off as well as the book and plant sale.
• Other
Morrow reported that the storywalk for Apple Pie Tree at Douglas Orchard went well even in
the rain.
New Business
The next meeting is scheduled for October 22 at 7:00 PM.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Ellie Chesebrough, Secretary
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