OSSIPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING
DATE: January 10, 2017
PLACE: Ossipee Public Library
PRESENT: Chairman: John Mingori
Treasurer: Judy Perry
Secretary: Jane ter Kuile
Members: Dottie Kwiatkowski , Denise Castle
Library Director: Maria Moulton
Next Meeting Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 3:00PM
John called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.
The Secretary’s report for the December 13, 2016 meeting was read and accepted. John motioned, Dottie seconded.
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted. Jane motioned, Dottie seconded. A discussion followed on returning funds to the town while being sure our expenses were covered. John motioned to “Return to the Town appropriated funds in the amount of $3,000 from the 2016 appropriation.” Dottie seconded.
The Library Director’s report was presented by Maria. The report was accepted. Jane motioned, Dottie seconded. Maria reported that the Town’s union negotiations are not complete, therefore 2016 salaries prevail. At such time as a contract is made, any changes that need to be made will be addressed with the Select Board and the Budget Committee, and employees will receive retro pay checks. Maria also reported that one of the computers noted last month as “dead” has been repaired and a replacement will be forthcoming, under warranty, for the other computer. The Garden Club has asked to use the meeting room for a fundraiser. Maria was unable to find anything in our policies or library RSA’s addressing this, so she will check with Terry Knowles at NHLTA. Sean McManus has been contracted to do the repairs to the library at a cost of $5,200
The trustees then reviewed the Town Report that Maria had prepared. This was extensive and included statistics on receipts, gifts/donations, expenses, bank accounts, books/materials, computers, patrons and usage, as well as programs. John motioned, Dottie seconded to accept the Town Report.
Denise reported that her son, a student at Tufts, would like to get experience in writing proposals and would be willing to write grants for the library. John asked that the trustees email him with thoughts and ideas prior to our February meeting of things we might want for the Library.
Discussion of the Volunteer Policy was deferred to the February meeting
The meeting was adjourned at 4:10.
Respectively submitted, Jane ter Kuile, Secretary.