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December 2013 Minutes

Laconia Public Library
Board of Trustees|
Minutes of Meeting
December 5, 2013
Volpe Room


VOTED: Minutes of regular meeting October 24, 2013 approved. Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi. Unanimous

VOTED: October 2013 expenditures approved. Motion: Danosi; Second: Anderson. Unanimous [Finance]

VOTED: Approval of proposed 2014-15 budget. Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi. Unanimous. Increase in budget is $6,100 (1.98%), and does not include personnel costs, which will be added later by the City. [Finance]

VOTED: To award to Laconia Historical & Museum Society $ 15,000.00 to partially cover costs associated with 2014 programming and exhibition series. Funds to come from Laconia Public Library Trust Fund. Motion: Anderson; Second: Strauss Vote: four in favor, one opposed.

VOTED: To accept possession of Moulton Opera House Drape with the conditions that a) no LPL funds be expended for its restoration; and b) it will be displayed only as frequently as appropriate (i.e., not permanently). Motion: Moriarty; Second: Danosi. Unanimous

VOTED: To allocate up to $20,000.00 for lighting project with funds to come from Laconia Public Library Trust Fund. Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi. 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; Kimberly Danosi; John Moriarty; Beth Straus; Director Randy Brough; Brenda Kean; Vic Reno
Not Present: John Perley; Glenn Smith; City Council Liaison Brenda Baer

Finance Committee:
October 2013 expenditures approved. Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi. Unanimous Approval of proposed 2014-15 budget. Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi. Unanimous Increase in budget is $6,100 (1.98%), and does not include personnel costs, which will be added later by the City.

Personnel Committee:
Kim and Beth reported that the Committee has studied library employee job descriptions and wage schedule. At next Board meeting the Committee may propose the re-definition of one job description and subsequent adjustment to pay scale for this position. Brenda Kean from Laconia Historical & Museum Society presented a proposal for 2014 programs and exhibits. After some discussion, LPL Board voted to award LHMS $15,000.00 to partially cover costs associated with the series. Funds to come from LPL Trust Funds.

Motion: Anderson; Second: Straus. Vote: four in favor; one opposed. Original motion made by Moriarty and Seconded by Danosi was amended to remove the word “grant”. Brenda also proposed that LPL accept possession of the Moulton Opera House Drape for the purpose of enabling LHMS to pursue a Moose Plate Grant for the cost of restoring the drape. LPL voted to accept possession of the drape with the conditions that a) no LPL funds be expended for its restoration; and b) it will be displayed only as frequently as appropriate (i.e., not permanently).

Motion: Moriarty; Second: Danosi. Unanimous Vic Reno presented lighting designs for Periodical Room and Mowbray Room. Board wants to move forward with his proposals and voted to allocate up to $20,000.00 to cover costs of completing the project. Funds to come from LPL Trust Fund.

Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi. Unanimous

Meeting adjourned 7:35pm.

Motion: Anderson; Second: Danosi.

Next meeting January 23, 2014.

Respectfully submitted,