Ossipee Public Library
Board Of Trustees Meeting
Secretary’s Report for December 13, 2022
Attendance: Trustees: Chairperson, Patricia Pustell, Treasurer, Lisa Buerk, Secretary,
Dorisann Allenson, and Director, Maria Moutlton. Absent: Trustees, Carl Tyler and Jane ter
Kuile. Alternate trustees, Linda Hatfield and Roger ter Kuile.
Call to order: Chairperson Patricia Pustell called the meeting to order at 2:04 pm.
Secretary’s Report: Lisa Buerk made a motion to accept the Secretary’s Report.
It was seconded by Patricia Pustell. The motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report: A motion was made by Dorisann Allenson to accept the Treasurer’s
Report. It was seconded by Lisa Buerk. The motion passed.
Director’s Report: A motion was made by Patricia Pustell to accept the Director’s Report. It
was seconded by Lisa Buerk. The motion passed.
Covid Policy: Masks are still available for library patron use.
Friends of the Library Group: The application for the 501C3 status for non-profit organizations
was denied because the EIN number required is dormant. They are re-applying for that status.
Budget Meeting: The Selectmen voted to approve the library 2023 budget. The Budget
Committee placed the request under advisement.
Building Maintenance: A valve has been replaced on the boiler and is running. The boilers still
need a yearly cleaning.
The library currently has Spectrum internet. A motion was made by Patricia Pustell.
The library will upgrade to a faster level of internet with 2 phone lines. It was seconded by
Dorisann Allenson. The motion passed.
Budget for 2023: The Library budget for 2023 will be voted on at the Annual Town Meeting.
Review of Library Policies: We will begin reviewing the library policies in January.
We will revise policies beginning in February.
Right to know policy: It was decided to use the existing Request for Reconsideration of
Programs in the Future: Storybook Walks in Constitution Park was proposed by Jean Vidler.
January program: Poetry Reading, AARP Tax program, June, Loon Presentation.
Matt Sawyer requested the use of the library to allow the public to sign a petition.
Date of next Meeting: January 9, 2023 at 10:00 am
Adjourn: A motion to adjourn was made by Pat Pustell and seconded by Lisa Buerk.
The motion passed at 2:53pm.
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