Minutes of the Meeting

Kent Memorial Library Commission

February 10, 2011


Lynne Cigal called the meeting to order at 6:35 P.M. at the First National Bank.


I Roll Call

Present: Alexopoulis, Cigal, Chafetz, Grimard, Kawalec, Lobo, Rietberg, White & Wilson.

Absent: Battle, Coatti & Rago.

Also Present: Library Director Jim McShane


II Public Participation None


III Minutes

Joe Grimard made the motion, seconded by Bob White, to make the following corrections to the January 11, 2011 minutes: correct the spelling of Lynne Cigal’s first name under Public Participation and correct the spelling of report in section V. The motion passed unanimously.


IV Communication None


V Director’s Report


VI Standing Committees

Because the Library Commission is meeting with the Foundation tonight at 7 P.M., the standing committee reports will be presented during the March 8 meeting.


VII Unfinished Business

Mel Chafetz reported on the February 9 meeting of the Board of Selectmen during which the BOS voiced unanimous support for the four projects currently under consideration. A $100,000 cost for demolishing Bridge Street School and a $400,000 fee for issuing the bond necessary to fund the highway, town hall, fire department, and library projects will probably increase the cost of the library project to 8.3 or 8.4 million dollars.

The library commission members are encouraged to attend the Board of Finance meeting on February 14.



VIII New Business

The next meeting is March 8, 2011.


IX Adjournment

Bruce Rietberg made the motion, seconded by Bob White, to adjourn at 6:55 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,

Joyce M. Wilson

Secretary of the Commission

February 12, 2011