November 2016 Board Minutes

Swanton Public Library
Board of Trustees
November 9, 2016

The regular meeting of the Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees was held on
Wednesday, Noveber 9, 2016. In attendance at the meeting were:

Sven Kvinglaug of Community Financial Services, via phone
Rebecca Rupp, Chairman
Kathy Kneebone, Secretary
Paul Foisy, Trustee, via phone
Kathy Messier, Treasurer
Michelle Beaulieu, Library Director

  1.  The meeting was called to order at 7:05
  2.  Sven presented the library’s financial investment report.
  3.  Motion to accept the October minutes (KM/PF motion and
    second) motion passed
  4. Treasure’s report was presented by Kathy Messier, and
    included revised warrants for June through October. A
    motion was made to accept the revised warrants (KK/PF
    motion and second) motion passed.
  5. Director’s Report, 1,550 patrons visited the library in
    October with 1065 items checked out or renewed. 190
    patrons accessed the library computers. Dungeons and
    Dragons group continues to grow and an additional night has
    been added. With only 4 people in attendance for the
    computer class last month, Michelle would like to look into
    offering an Adobe photo shop class in the near future.
    Priorities of the director are winterization (weather stripping
    on front doors), vacation, and storage.
  6. Board issues: It was decided that we will pay Adam Noel
    $300 for website development. The request of the Historical
    Society to share a Vista worker with the library will not
    work, as we can’t fill the 20 hours required. Kathy Kneebone
    will look into using them after school in the Crossroad
    program. Becky informed us of grants that she is looking
    into. These include, TEI Audio Grant, The Ezra Keats mini
    garden grant, and the National Edowment for the Arts Big
    Read grant. Becky, Danielle, and Michelle will be going to
    the Scholastic book fair to get books for events such as
    Halloween in the Park. We ran out of books this year, so
    more will be purchased. With the need to move onto budget
    preparations, the Library Store and other board items are
    tabled until the next meeting.
  7. The remainder of the meeting was focused on revising the
    budget, with the most focus on how to increase employee
    salaries.
  8. The meeting was adjourned at 9:45.

Respectfully Submitted,
Kathy Kneebone, Secretary

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