Library Board of Trustees, February 208

March 3rd, 2018  |  Published in Observer Reports

Library Board of Trustees
Feb. 19, 2018

Present: All Board members (though Ms. Garrett arrived only minutes before the end of the meeting), Library Director Switzer, and a number of library staff

Called to order at 6:35 p.m.

This short meeting included the president’s report. Mr. Bertsch and Mr. Cicarella were appointed to deal with a bylaw review, with results to be presented at the March meeting.

The fiscal officer reported on income and expenses, and responded to questions about timing of disbursements reflecting property tax payments. The county forwards payments monthly based on what it has received, with a final reconciliation usually made in September.

Ms. Switzer highlighted a number of activities at the library and noted the two branches of the library will be offering passport services. Applications will begin to be accepted in March (a “soft roll-out”). The library will receive fees for the service. Small policy changes were approved by the board. Ms. Switzer also reported that the local history project had already fielded 55 inquiries.

The board dealt with gifts and their appropriation and heard the personnel report.

There was some discussion of preparedness plans for the city’s libraries (in light of recent violent events) and liaison with fire and police forces. There was also a suggestion that security issues would need to be a factor in renovation projects, should the levy be approved by voters.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
Kathleen Hickman


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