August 2013 Trustee Minutes

August 2013 Trustee Minutes
Gay – Kimball Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
August 6, 2013

Members Present: Allan Bailey, Charleen Hoefsmit

Also: Catherine Callegari – Librarian

Treasurer’s Report: Checking – $5,104, Fines – $272, Memorial Find – $500, Petty Cash – $329

Grand Total: $6,205

Librarian’s Report: Door Count: 1,376, Circulation: 2,327, Computer Usage: 115, New Patrons: 19

 Old Business:

  • Critters and Creatures was a successful event with about 65 people enjoying the animals on display.
  • The budget remains on track.  Causes and possible solutions to increasing phone costs were discussed.
  • The replacement windows for the 2012 Warrant Article have been installed.  Remaining tasks regarding the window replacement project include exterior vinyl wrapping and interior “touch–up” painting.
  • Painter Dennis Wright has been hired to do the exterior painting.  A start date will be set mid-August.
  • Final Review of General Policies involved fine-tuning the wording of existing phrasing, and the elimination of other phrases for stream-lining purposes.
  • The New England Library Leadership Symposium took place 7/30 – 8/1 in North Andover.  Catherine’s attendance was by invitation (congratulations) and all costs were covered by scholarship.

 New Business:

  • The July 8th Budget Freeze instituted by the Selectmen for hiring and non-essential spending does not affect the Library, but will be taken into consideration .
  • Review of the Library’s Personnel Policy will be discussed on a line-by-line basis at the next Trustees Meeting.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM.  Next meeting will be held on September 4th @ 6:00 PM.