Minutes of Meeting

Kent Memorial Library Commission

June 14, 2011

 

Lynne Cigal called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M.

 

I  Roll Call

Present:  M. Alexopoulos, M. Chafetz, L. Cigal, M.P. Coatti, J. Grimard, C. Kawalec, J. Lobo, B. White, and J. Wilson.

Absent: D. Battle, C. Rago, and B. Rietberg.

Also Present: Kim Lord and Jim McShane.

 

II  Public Participation     None

 

Bob White made a motion, seconded by Mel Chafetz, to amend the agenda to consider the minutes of both the May 10 and May 19 meetings.  The motion passed unanimously. 

 

III Minutes

Mel Chafetz made the motion, seconded by Joe Grimard, to accept the minutes of the May 10 and May 19 meetings.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

IV  Communication             None

 

V  Report of the Director

 

Mel Chafetz made the motion, seconded by Sam Coatti, that the Library Commission endorses Town Hall as the temporary location for the Library while the roof is being repaired.  The motion passed unanimously. 

 

 

·         The Children’s and Young Adults Summer Reading Programs and the Adult Summer Reading Program promise big things this year.  For more information, visit:

Children: http://suffield-library.org/kids/summer2011/2011summer.htm

Young Adults: http://suffield-library.org/teenage/index.htm

Adult: http://www.suffieldlibrary.org/programs/asrp2011/asrp2011.htm

The staff has done a fantastic job organizing these programs. 

 

Mike Alexopoulos made the motion, seconded by Bob White, to cover the cost of the luncheon for the fifteen volunteers from the operating fund.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

VI  Standing Committees

 

Finance Committee 

The Finance Committee met prior to the Commission meeting to consider reinvesting funds in the capital account.  Mike Alexopoulos made the motion, seconded by Mel Chafetz, that the Commission directs its representative at Merrill Lynch to reinvest the funds in the capital account in accordance with the Commission’s existing policy.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mike Alexopoulos noted that he checks the debit card account monthly in accordance with the Commission’s policy.

 

VII  Unfinished Business

 

Suffield on the Green

The Commission approved “The Library Is More Than Books” for its theme for this year’s Suffield on the Green. 

 

VIII  New Business

Lynne Cigal will host a picnic for the Commission on August 23 during which Suffield on the Green plans will be finalized.

 

 The Next Regular Meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

 

IX  Adjournment

Mel Chafetz made the motion, seconded by Bob White, to adjourn at 8:02 P.M. 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Joyce M. Wilson

Secretary of the Commission

June 15, 2011