Minutes July 16, 2013

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Minutes July 16, 2013

Postby Ellie Chesebrough » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:17 am

Simon Fairfield Public Library
July 16, 2013
Trustee Meeting

Present: Joe Biagioni, Merritt Tetreault, Ellie Chesebrough, Barbara Grimes-Smith, Betty Holden, Ramona Lachapelle and Danielle Morrow.

Absent: Barbara VanReed and Ann Carlsson.

The meeting was called to order at 7:07 PM.

Minutes for the June 25th meeting were accepted as corrected with Grimes-Smith and Morrow abstaining.

Treasurer’s Report
Trustees accepted the Treasurer’s report.

Director’s Report
In an email Carlsson reported that the Summer Reading Program had begun with 89 children registered, an all-time high for registrations. In August an update will be provided on the program.

Old Business
Building Renovation:
• Funding
No new information was given.
• Right of way/easement
Biagioni corrected a map Town Engineer Cundiff had drawn. The boundaries are being checked. There may be a $2500 legal fee more or less. There may be funds leftover from Charlie VanVoorhis’ architectural work that could be used. More information will be provided at the August meeting.
Biagioni had gotten Graffiti Works to put hours on the sign. There was continued discussion on the letters for the message board. For the dedication there were revisions made to the invitation Carlsson had drafted. Both the School Department and local newspapers were mentioned for publicizing as a way to promote literacy as well as an opportunity to invite townspeople to the event.
Ricky Colonero has not yet reported back an answer about the structural damage to the steps.
Director’s review:
Morrow volunteered to collect reviews and goals from Trustees and summarize them. Goals were discussed informally and included adult programming, promoting the Library using the message board on the new sign with weekly new items, posting on Facebook and the website and sending releases to local papers, and strengthening relationships between Trustees and staff by including a different staff member at Trustees’ meetings.
Front Door:
Chesebrough asked to have permission to talk with staff in Carlsson’s absence concerning the removal of the front doors for repair. Voted unanimously.

New Business

The next meeting is rescheduled for August 27th.
The meeting adjourned at 8:53 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Ellie Chesebrough, Secretary
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