Laconia Public Library
Board of Trustees
Minutes of Meeting
December 1, 2011
VOTED: Minutes of regular meeting of October 27, 2011. Motion: Anderson; Second: Perley. Unanimous.
VOTED: October 2011 expenditures approved. Motion: Anderson; Second: Perley. Unanimous. [Finance]
VOTED: 2012-2013 budget approved. Motion: Anderson; Second: Moriarty. Unanimous. [Finance]
VOTED: Health insurance buyout policy adopted. Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock. Unanimous. [Library Director’s Report]
VOTED: Laconia Historical & Museum Society request for $15,000.00 for 2012 programming/exhibits approved. Motion: Brock; Second: Anderson. One abstention (Anderson) [Chairman’s Report]
VOTED: To offer Friends of Goss Reading Room a mechanism to receive/process gifts (details below). Motion: Anderson; Second: Perley. [Chairman’s Report]
Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting in Volpe Room.
Chairman Bob Selig called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Present: James Anderson; Daylon Brock; John Moriarty; John Perley; Director Randy Brough
Not Present: Lois Juris; Marilyn Lynch; City Council Liaison Brenda Baer
October 2011 expenditures approved. Motion: Anderson; Second: Perley. Unanimous
2012-2013 budget approved. Motion: Anderson; Second: Moriarty. Unanimous
Health insurance buyout policy was adopted. Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock. Unanimous
Statewide interlibrary van delivery service has been threatened by an amendment to NH House Bill 2. Director explained the crisis and what the library community is doing to avert the elimination of this critical service.
Quotes have been received to replace carpet in Teen Room and Periodical Room. Need to find out how much will be charged for storage of carpet.
According to Peregrine Energy Group out of Boston, replacing storm windows (26) in 1903 building would result in roughly $600.00/year savings. Estimate to replace windows = $26,675.00. Storm windows will not be replaced at this time.
Chippers, Inc looked at failing tree at rear of Goss property.
Before tree can be removed, branches hanging over/close to power lines need to be removed by PSNH. Director will speak with City Manager to see if PSNH can be moved to expedite this process.
Board voted to award to Laconia Historical and Museum Society a $15,000.00 grant to cover 60% of estimated costs associated with 2012 programming and exhibition series. Series to consist of three major exhibits at Laconia Public Library and six mini-exhibits, at least one of which will be held at Goss Reading Room. Motion made by Brock, Seconded by Anderson. Vote: four in favor; zero against; one abstention (Anderson).
In an effort to promote use of Goss Reading Room, Board voted unanimously to offer Friends of Goss Reading Room a mechanism to receive/process gifts. Director will work with Laconia Savings Bank to set up a checking account for Friends of Goss Reading Room. Friends of Goss Reading Room will have authority to spend funds deposited in this account. Bookkeeping will be done by Laconia Public Library. In the event no activity occurs in the account within five years, funds in the account revert to Laconia Public Library. Motion made by Anderson, Seconded by Perley.
Upcoming meetings: January 26; February 23; March 22; April 26; May 24; June 28
Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m. Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock