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December 2016 Board Minutes

December 2016 Board Minutes

Swanton Public Library

Board of Trustees

December 14, 2016


The regular meeting of the Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. In attendance at the meeting were:

Rebecca Rupp, Chairman

Kathy Kneebone, Secretary

Paul Foisy, Trustee, via phone

Kathy Messier, Treasurer

Robert Bessette, Trustee

Michelle Beaulieu, Library Director

  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:05
  2. Motion to accept the November minutes (KM/PF motion and second) motion passed
  3. Treasure’s report was presented by Kathy Messier, Motion to accept the November warrants was made (KK/PF motion and second) motion passed.
  4. Kathy presented Neal Spear’s quote of $3967.71 for the shelving units from Vermont Custom Closets and his installation in the basement. Motion made to accept the proposal (KM/PF motion and second) motion passed.
  5. Director’s Report, Numbers continue to increase over all areas.
  6. Board issues: Adam Noel has updated the website and the new site will debut in early January.
  7. The remainder of the meeting was focused on reviewing the changes to the budget which now has an increase of 4.5%. There will be a separate line item on the ballot to increase our children’s librarian position from part time to full time.
  8. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10.                                              

Respectfully Submitted,

Kathy Kneebone, Secretary

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