OSSIPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING
DATE: October 5, 2015
PLACE: Ossipee Public Library
PRESENT: Chairman: John Mingori
Treasurer: Karen Deighan
Secretary : Jane ter Kuile
Members: Dottie Kwiatowski
Alternate Member: Georgie Duquet
Library Director: Maria Moulton
Next Meeting Date: Friday, November 6 at 1 PM.
John called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
The first order of business was setting the date of the next meeting. Going with our schedule, the meeting would be November 9 at 1, but since we are having the luncheon for the Friends of the Library on the previous Friday from 11:30 to 12:30, everyone agreed to have the November meeting following the luncheon on November 6 at 1PM.
The Secretary’s report was read and accepted. Karen motioned, Dottie seconded.
The Treasurer’s report was explained by Karen. She had also prepared lists of vendor expenditures for the upcoming budget discussion. The report was accepted. Dottie motioned, Jane seconded. Karen also added that she will not be staying on Treasurer next year. And Elaine is not certain if she will continue as bookkeeper after March 10, 2016.
The Library Director’s report was presented by Maria. The report was accepted. Karen motioned, Dottie seconded.
A discussion was held on the upcoming luncheon for the Friends of the Library. Maria is inviting them to a “Surprise Party” from 11:30 to 12:30 on November 6. Mountain Girl bakery is providing the food. Paper goods and beverages will be provided by the library.
The 2016 draft operating budget was discussed. While fuel costs have dropped considerably from last year, it was decided to leave the $7,500 figure based on what has been expended so far this year with 3 months remaining. Furniture/Equipment will stay the same with some items to be reallocated to this account. And while Supplies shows no expenditures, Maria will be purchasing between now and the end of the year. Health insurance costs have not been determined at this point. The increase in Salaries is due to the 3% increase in wages and putting Lauren Ruggiero (cleaner) as a part time employee.
The vote on the budget was tabled until the November meeting. Also at the November meeting we will discuss ideas on what to use the Joan O’Hara bequest for.
John motioned that the meeting be adjourned at 2:05. Dottie seconded.
Respectively submitted, Jane ter Kuile, Secretary.