OSSIPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING
DATE: April 7, 2017
PLACE: Ossipee Public Library
PRESENT: Chairman: John Mingori
Treasurer: Judy Perry
Secretary: Jane ter Kuile
Member, Denise Castle
Library Director: Maria Moulton
Next Meeting Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:00PM
John called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.
The Secretary’s report for the March, 10, 2017 meeting was read and accepted. John motioned, Jane seconded.
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted. John motioned, Jane seconded. Judy had received correspondence from Wells Fargo concerning MGEs and they had a question if OPL fit this category. Judy will send a copy of our bylaws showing that these funds are controlled by the Board of Trustees…
The Library Director’s report was presented by Maria. John motioned and Jane seconded. Maria has talked to Brad Harriman concerning new carpet. She will get quotes for the project. Also some of the shelving units are missing end panels making them unstable and Maria will get information on replacements to be installed at the same time that the carpeting is done. Computers are beginning to fail due to age and no longer take updates compromising security. Maria asked that we look at replacing them in increments rather than all at once. Maria will get quotes on new computers for the May meeting. There are 17 computers that will need to be replaced and doing them piecemeal could drag the process out several years further jeopardizing security. Maria has also looked into getting split units for air conditioning. The current units are old and noisy. She will get quotes for the May meeting. Hannaford’s has chosen OPL as the recipient of the Hannaford Cause Bag program. OPL will receive $1.00 for each bag sold.
Items added to list for possible grants included the carpet, computers, adult programs and possible new furniture for the upstairs computer room. John will measure the room to see what area we have to work with.
John provided us with a handout on planned giving. Maria said Jen could put information about this on the website.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:25.
Jane ter Kuile, Secretary