Minutes April 9, 2018

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Minutes April 9, 2018

Postby Ellie Chesebrough » Wed May 23, 2018 5:30 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library
April 9, 2018
Trustee Meeting

Present: Joe Biagioni, Ellie Chesebrough, Ramona Williams, Barbara Van Reed, Kate Anderson, Betty Holden, Justin Snook, Mary Sughrue-Yacino, Fred and Dawn Fontaine, and Ingrid Murphy.
Absent: Danielle Morrow and Kevin Sughrue.

A quorum being present the meeting was called to order at 6:40 PM

FY 2019
Snook present a spread sheet of private funds available.
There were various thoughts expressed:
What happens if the override does not pass.
Why is the Library being targeted? It is not a safety or educational issue.
There was no support by the Selectmen to use Free Cash to fund the Library.
The Library's budget is .68% of the Town's total budget.
The Blackstone Valley Xpress will be place in the mail Thursday, April 12, 2018 and includes factual questions and responses from the Selectmen and the School Committee as well as letters from residents.
If no town funds are used the Municipal Appropriation Requirement (MAR) is reduced to zero.
If the Trustees decide to keep the Library opened, ADA does not kick if private funds are used.

New Business
Snook announced that Josh Tetreau's Greatest Book Club Ever will have its last meeting on May 17th at 6:30 PM.
On June 5th there will be an Author's Fair at 6:30 PM which will include book sales, signings, and talks.
On April 14th there will be a Library rally on the side walk at 9:30 AM.
National Library Week is this week and a patron brought treats to the staff.

The next meeting is scheduled for April, 24 2018 at 7:00 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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