August 3, 2021

Effingham NH Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting

 

In attendance: Grace Fuller, Anne Foley, Sue Regal, Jennifer Van Cor, Amanda Stevens, Pat Piper

 

Absent: Erik Jones

 

FEL Katy McCarthy


1.     Introduction of attendees, determination of quorum 

Meeting called to order at 4:05. Sue Regal sitting in for Erik Jones as a voting member.

 

2.     Public comment 

No comment

3.     Friends of Library update
Discussion:

  • Book sale during the town wide yard sale, Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Need volunteers for the sale.

  • Provide spaces in parking lot for individuals to bring things for sale during town wide yard sale, Saturday of Labor Day weekend in the library parking lot.

Pat moved to support the FEL book sale and yard sale spaces on library parking lot. Sue seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 4.     Secretary report 

Jen moved to approve public meeting minutes as amended. Pat seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

Grace moved to approve non-public session minutes. Jen seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

5.     Treasurer report 

Discussion:

  • itemizing expenditures from grant funds in a separate section.

 

Anne moved to approve report. Jen seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

Grace moved to accept unanticipated funds of $60. Sue seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

6.     Library Director/Chair Report 

 

Library director’s report reviewed.

Discussion

  • library policy updates.

  • library use 2020 and 2021

  • children’s movie and plans for alternatives in case of weather.

 

Amendments to be made to the reports based on discussion.

 

7.     Old Business 

 

  • Jen researched alternatives to the town’s plan for eradicating mosquitoes in the area of the library. There is a botanical alternative with Mosquito Squad which the board will investigate for future use.

  • Review of architect’s revised plans.

Discussion:

    • construction changes in architect’s plans, to provide more visibility throughout the library

    • a Dutch door to be added to the back wall of the staff office,

    • half wall with glass on the south side of the staff office

 

Jen moved to forward above recommendations to the architect. Pat seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

8.     New Business 

Discussion: Erik Jones’ email sent to the Select Board and EPL BoT. Grace will follow up.

 

9.  Adjourn 

Sue moved to adjourn BoT meeting at 6:11pm. Jen seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

Next meeting @ September 7, 2021 @4:00pm.