OSSIPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING
DATE: November 3, 2017
PLACE: Ossipee Public Library
PRESENT: Chairman: John Mingori
Treasurer: Judy Perry
Secretary: Jane ter Kuile
Member, Denise Castle
Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 12:30PM
John called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.
The Secretary’s report for the Oct, 10 2017 meeting was read and accepted. John motioned, Denise seconded.
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted. John motioned, Jane seconded Judy stated that we would have to review expenses at the December meeting so we did not run into a short fall early in 2018.
The Library Director’s report was presented by John. John motioned and Jane seconded. Maria reminded us of the dates to present the budget to both the Selectmen and the Budget Committee. Sean McManus has completed the installation of end panels. Maria reported that there had been a small, but good turnout for the Olga Morrill talk and book signing. And that Odds Bodkin was due on November 2 for story telling. Maria had also contacted several libraries regarding flooring. Most libraries had gone to carpet tiles. Brad Harriman also indicated that he wanted to be involved with this project. Maria feels this will run about $30,000 and should be a warrant article in 2019. We will discuss this further at the December meeting.
Maria had redone the budget to reflect a 2% salary increase and the new insurance figures which have gone down. The operating budget did not change. The figure we will be asking the Town for is $219,066.72 and the amount funded by Library Savings is $21,600. These amounts were approved by John and seconded by Judy.
We also received the resignation of Elaine Sherman, our Bookkeeper effective December 31. This was accepted by John and seconded by Jane. Elaine will continue to help us through the transition.
The meeting was adjourned at l: l5.
Jane ter Kuile, Secretary