Minutes of Meeting

Kent Memorial Library Commission

October 12, 2010

 

Lynne Cigal called the meeting to order at 7:10.

 

I     Roll Call

Present: M. Alexopoulos, L. Cigal, J. Grimard (7:20), C. Rago, B. Rietberg, B. White and J. Wilson.

Absent: D. Battle, M. Chafetz, M. P. Coatti, C. Kawalec and J. Lobo.

Also Present:  Library Director Jim McShane.

 

II Public Participation   None

 

III    Minutes

Initially, without a quorum, the Commission members bypassed this section.  Joe Grimard’s arrival at 7:20 gave a quorum.  Following the Director’s report, Bob White made the motion, seconded by Joe Grimard, to amend the agenda and return to the Minutes.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Upon returning to the Minutes, Bob White made a motion, seconded by Joe Grimard, to amend the September 14, 2010 minutes as follows: 1) the 15,500 books referred to in the Public Participation section should be changed to $15,500 made; and 2) the book sale put on by the SOG should be changed to the book sale put on by the Friends of the Library. This motion passed unanimously.

 

IV   Communication    None  

 

V  Director’s Report

 

Bob White made the motion, seconded by Joe Grimard, to amend the agenda and return to the Minutes.  The motion passed unanimously. 

 

VI  Standing Committees

 

 Finance

 Mike Alexopulos, Chair of the Finance Committee, procured a debit card with a $500 balance for the Director’s use.

 

 The Finance Committee met with the Library’s Merrill Lynch representative last week to review its portfolio and accounts.

 

Community Relations

The Commission members discussed subjects for potential articles in the Suffield Observer.  The Director will write one about the Kindle. 

 

The Commission members discussed the role of the Community Relations committee.

 

Special Committee 

Between $6000 and $7000 has been collected in the annual appeal.

 

VII  Unfinished Business

The decision on the use of food and beverages in the auditorium was taken up by the Library staff who determined food and drink would not be permitted.

 

VIII  New Business

Lynne Cigal asked Mike Alexopoulos to discuss the work of the Finance Committee at next month’s meeting.

 

IX  Adjournment

Bruce Rietberg made the motion, seconded by Chris Rago, to adjourn at 8:38.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Joyce M. Wilson

Secretary of the Commission

October 18, 2010