OSSIPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING
DATE: February 13, 2018
PLACE: Ossipee Public Library
PRESENT: Chairman: John Mingori
Treasurer: Judy Perry
Secretary: Jane ter Kuile
Member, Denise Castle
Library Director: Maria Moulton
Alternate: Dolores Connelly
Next Meeting Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1:00PM
John called the meeting to order at12:30 p.m.
The Secretary’s report for the January 9, 2018 meeting was read and accepted. John motioned, Denise seconded. Jane apologized for not getting the report in a timely manner. Maria had made comments.
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted. John motioned, Jane seconded. Judy stated that it appeared no new Wells Fargo monies would need to be transferred until after the first of the year. She also commented that the auditors wanted more information from her this year than in years past. JM and DC voted that they had all the information that they needed.
The Library Director’s report was presented by Maria. John motioned and Jane seconded. Sarah Scales had delivered a debit card that part of it was used to fund the Santa project in 2017 and the balance was given to Maria to use to obtain books for the 2018 summer project. Maria will discuss this matter with Sarah to see if there is a way that Sarah can write a check to the Friends of the Library and that will count as her mandatory withdrawal from Thrivent. This created interest in how we allow for the funds to be deposited into our account with no paper entry to follow. Elaine has finished up her term with OPL as bookkeeper. Maria has talked with Karen Anthony who replaced Elaine as the Town Finance Manager and has expressed an interest in becoming our new bookkeeper. This brought out our agreement in a new bookkeeper. Maria will discuss the new agreement with Karen and see if she has any problems with what is included. If there is no problem, the trustees will discuss it at the March meeting. John made a motion to hire Karen Anthony as the Ossipee Public Library bookkeeper beginning with her starting date (Judy seconded. Motion carried.) Denise has finished her discussions with the people working on Joan’s plaque. It is coming by US mail and will be delivered with a wire frame that can be put on the mantel in the room she enabled us to get refinished.
We went on to discuss the problem of the town’s sick leave/vacation policy. Maria will check to see how the policy will affect our employees. Someone should be able to provide us with a readable chart to see what changes to our employees who work on 35 hour weeks would be without doing lots of gyrations to get from the 40 hour week used by the town employees to our 35 hour weeks.
John motioned that we adjourn at 2:45.
Jane ter Kuile, Secretary