††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Minutes of Meeting

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kent Memorial Library Commission

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† May 8, 2012


Lynne Cigal called the meeting to order at 7:02 P.M.


IRoll Call

Present:Mike Alexopoulos, Mel Chafetz, Lynne Cigal, Sam Coatti, Joe Grimard, Claire Kawalec, Bruce Rietberg, Bob White, and Joyce Wilson

Absent:David Battle, Jason Lobo, and Chris Rago

Also Present:Library Director Jim McShane


IIPublic Participation

Library Foundation members Chris Childs and John Garber, and former Library Commission Chair Sam Fuller.


III Minutes

Joe Grimard made the motion, seconded by Joe Grimard, to approve the April 10, 2012 minutes after correcting the spelling of Dr. Sgroiís name in Section IV.The motion passed unanimously.


Joe Grimard then made the motion, seconded by Claire Kawalec, to move immediately to New Business. The motion passed unanimously.


VIIINew Business

After a lengthy discussion about the Commissionís endowment funds, with historical perspective provided by Sam Fuller, John Garber, Chris Childs, Mel Chafetz and Bob White, Bob White made the motion, seconded by Mel Chafetz, to prepare an annual financial report for the fiscal year finishing June 30 that contains the prior yearís balance as well as the current balance, and also includes moneys spent, current assets, moneys coming in to the treasurer and to the director, and income from investments.The motion passed unanimously.

A second discussion ensued concerning a grant application and architectural plans for making the Library handicapped accessible.Bob White made the motion, seconded by Joe Grimard, to support a letter he crafted to Patrick McMahon endorsing this grant application and affirming the Library Commissionís support for scheme #3 of these ADA plans.The motion passed unanimously.


The next meeting of the Library Commission will be June 12, 2012.



Sam Coatti made the motion, seconded by Claire Kawalec, to adjourn at 8:54 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,

Joyce M. Wilson

May 9, 2012