Minutes of Meeting

Kent Memorial Library Commission

April 9, 2013


Lynne Cigal welcomed new Commission member Joan Greenfield and called the meeting to order at 7:02 P.M.


I. Roll Call

Present: Michael Alexopoulos, Mel Chafetz,Lynne Cigal, M.P. (Sam) Coatti, Joan Greenfield, Joe Grimard, Chris Rago, Bruce Rietberg, Bob White and Joyce Wilson.

Absent: Claire Kawalec

Also Present: Library Director Jim McShane


II. Public Participation None


III. Minutes

M. P. Coatti made the motion, seconded by Joe Grimard, to accept the March minutes. The motion passed unanimously.


IV. Communication Received None


V. Report of the Director

VI. Standing Committee Reports


Michael Alexopoulos reported that the majority of the Library’s funds have been transferred to Sky Investment Group from Merrill Lynch.

VII. Unfinished Business

Library Entrance

Mel Chafetz reported that the Town will apply for a STEAP grant. These awards are intended to help towns fund municipal projects.


The Town’s budget meeting is May 8.


The opening on the Library Commission remains unfilled.


VIII. New Business


Mel Chafetz outlined the Library Foundation’s plans for the Andre Dubus reception on April 30.


Suffield on the Green

Lynne Cigal reported Suffield on the Green will occur on September 7-8 and canvassed Commission members for ideas for this upcoming event.


Lynne Cigal praised Director Jim McShane and his staff for the high quality of programs being offered.



The next meeting of the KMLC will be Tuesday, May 14 at 7 P.M.



IX. Adjournment

Bruce Rietberg made the motion, seconded by Chris Rago, to adjourn at 7:45 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,

Joyce M. Wilson

April 14, 2013