OSSIPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING
DATE: November 7, 2016
PLACE: Ossipee Public Library
PRESENT: Chairman: John Mingori
Treasurer: Judy Perry
Secretary: Jane ter Kuile
Member: Dottie Kwiatkowski
Library Director: Maria Moulton
Guest:-Lynne Parker, President Friends of the Library, Budget Committee member
Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3PM
John called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
The Secretary’s Report for the October 7, 2016 meeting was reviewed and accepted. John motioned and Dottie seconded.
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted. John motioned, Dottie seconded.
The Library Director’s report was presented by Maria. The report was accepted. John motioned, Dottie seconded. Maria noted that Book Systems will be combining billing for their services and those of OPAC Snapshot which will result in the library receiving 2 billings in 2017 which will entail a need for an increase in the Technology line item on the 2017 budget. Maria also purchased computer equipment through Tech Soup at a reduced cost.
Lynn Parker explained that the budget committee is meeting with the various departments to get a handle on their budgets and be a liaison between the department and the committee. Wearing her other hat as President of the Friends, she said the friends wanted to buy the library a new library flag.
The 2017 budget was reviewed. The wages portion of the budget reflected an increase in the pay to Elaine Sherman for her bookkeeping work. Health insurance costs are subject to change as a new insurance contract has yet to be signed. The operating budget reflected the increase in Technology. A budget of $217, 958.90 was approved with the provision that adjustments can be made for health insurance contract costs. A budget of $21,600 for books, repairs/maintenance and supplies from Library savings was also approved. John motioned and Dottie seconded.
Both Maria’s and Elaine’s contracts were reviewed. Minor changes will be made to both to bring them in line with policy.
A brief discussion followed on what to do with funds at Wells Fargo based on the recent adverse publicity they have received. This will be discussed further.
Our volunteer policy needs to be reviewed to be sure it is in line with the state policy.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:15.
Respectively submitted, Jane ter Kuile, Secretary.