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
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
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.
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.
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.
Bruce Rietberg made the motion, seconded by Chris Rago, to adjourn at 8:38.
Joyce M. Wilson
Secretary of the Commission
October 18, 2010