August Minutes 2012
Laconia Public Library
Board of Trustees
Minutes of Meeting
August 2, 2012
VOTED: Minutes of regular meeting June 28, 2012. Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi. Unanimous.
VOTED: June 2012 expenditures approved. Motion: Anderson: Second: Danosi. Unanimous.
VOTED: To permit clearing of border (trees, brush, vines) of library property from N. Main Street to first arborvitae (@ fifty feet). Motion: Brock; Second: Danosi. Unanimous
VOTED: To pay $8000.00 from endowment income for restoration/repair of five stained glass panels between first and second floor near Main Street entrance. Motion: Brock; Second: Anderson. One opposed.
VOTED: To spend up to $3200.00 from operating budget to repair/paint Periodical Room ceiling. Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock. Unanimous
VOTED: To adopt LPL Parking Lot Policy. Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock. Unanimous
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; Kimberly Danosi; John Moriarty; Director Randy Brough
Not Present: Lois Juris; John Perley; Glenn Smith (Alternate); City Council Liaison Brenda Baer
Deann Hunter reported on the reference collection. Much has been weeded, leading to empty shelves. Some titles were given to other libraries. Two large sets (Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism; Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism) were donated to the College of Saint Mary Magdalene in Warner, NH. Roughly 25% of the collection was integrated into the circulation collection intending that the usage of these titles (chiefly history and social sciences) would be maximized. Outdated materials were removed and recycled. The Board voiced their appreciation for the hard work and initiative displayed by Deann and other library staff in completing the makeover of the reference collection. In the future, the director will apprise Board of projects before they commence.
June 2012 expenditures approved. Motion: Anderson: Second: Danosi. Unanimous.
Bob, Randy and Kevin Dunleavy, Director of Parks and Recreation, took a walk through library grounds, paying particular attention to the border between library park and train tracks. Board voted unanimously to permit clearing of trees, brush vines, etc. from Main Street sidewalk to first arborvitae, approximately fifty feet. Motion: Brock; Second: Danosi.
Library was not awarded a Moose Plate Grant for repair of stained glass windows. Board voted (Motion: Brock; Second: Anderson) to pay $8000.00 from endowment income for restoration/ repair of five stained glass panels between first and second floor near Main Street entrance. One opposed.
Board voted unanimously to spend up to $3200.00 from operating budget to repair/paint Periodical Room ceiling. Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock. Means to increase light in Periodical Room will be explored.
RFP for boiler replacement has been prepared by Jon Gardner. Rist-Frost Shumway will be asked to look at RFP before it is published. Cost estimate is $31,500.00. Library has carried over $8000.00 from FY 2011-2012 to apply towards final cost.
Gale to Goss walk along WOW trail. Director has spoken to Diane Hanley about this event. She is excited about it, and suggests having the walk sometime after WOWFEST in late September.
Board voted unanimously (Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock) to adopt a parking lot policy as follows:
- Monday-Saturday, parking for library customers and staff only
- No overnight parking
- No vehicles permitted that impede parking and/or traffic flow of library customers
Electronic sign was discussed.
Metal sculptress Elizabeth Meadows is creating steel and copper flowers for display throughout the city. Board agreed that flowers can be temporarily displayed both inside the library and on library grounds.
Director informed the Board that library is partnering with City Planning Department and Laconia Historical and Museum Society to temporarily install an oral history/storytelling booth on the upper level.
Future Meetings: September 6, September 27, October 25, November 29, December 27.
Meeting adjourned 6:55pm. Motion: Anderson; Second: Brock