January 12, 2000


PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Kathryn Ivey, Secretary; Debi Desrosiers, Treasurer;

Wendy Denneen, Assistant Treasurer; Murray Levin, Member; Patricia Skinner,

Member, Kathleen Hutchins, Library Director.

EXCUSED: Douglas McDonald, Vice-Chairman.


J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.


MINUTES: Upon motion by Murray Levin, second by Debi Desrosiers, the Board

voted to approve the minutes of the December 14, 1999 meeting as written.


TREASURE'S REPORT : Debi Desrosiers reported that with 100% of the year

passed 93.6% of the budget had been expended.  The Treasurer's Report was placed on file.


DIRECTOR'S REPORT: Kathleen Hutchins reported that 5,841 items were in

circulation during December. There are 7,405 patrons currently registered.


Kathleen reported that volunteers logged 78.25 hours during December, bringing

the year-to-date total to 1000.25 volunteer hours.


Kathleen reported that she continues to address the water problem with the appropriate

personnel and/or agencies.


Kathleen reported that the library will serve as host to the Merri-Hill-Rock Cooperative

February 14, 2000 meeting.  Sue Palmatier, of the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association, will facilitate the discussion of Trustees and Librarians working together.


The Director's Report was placed on file.


Kathleen presented the 1999 Annual Nesmith Library Report for final editing.


The terms of three Trustees will expire in March 2000.  Openings for two three-year terms and one one-year term will need to be filled.


J Gross reported that technical issues continue to be resolved.


OLD-BUSINESS: Debi Desrosiers reported that delivery of the stone for the sign at

the driveway entrance is being arranged.


Debi Desrosiers reported that installers continue to be sought for the copper weathervane.


J Gross reported that he is pursuing appropriate- lighting for the driveway entrance.


Kathy Ivey reported that the Personnel Committee continues to develop the many parts

of the Personnel Policy.


Upon motion by Pat Skinner, second by Kathy Ivey, the Board voted to approve the Library closing schedule for 2000. Five members: yes; one member: opposed. The Library will be closed on

Memorial Day (May 29 2000);

Independence Day (July 4,2000);

Labor Day (September 4, 2000);

Columbus Day (October 9, 2000);

Veteran's Day (November 11, 2000);

Thanksgiving eve (November 22, 2000) at 5PM;

Thanksgiving Day (November 23, 2000);

Thanksgiving Friday (November 24, 2000);

Christmas Saturday (December 23, 2000);

Christmas Day (December 25, 2000);  and

New  Year's Day (January 1, 2001 ).


Upon motion by Pat Skinner, second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to accept as amended the second readings of the Policy on the Role of the Nesmith Library as a Community Activities and Information Center and the Policy on Acceptance of Gifts.


NEW BUSINESS: Upon motion by Pat Skinner, second by Wendy Denneen: the Board voted to approve the Sunday use of the library for the Eagle Court of Honor for Mark Robinton.


Upon motion by Wendy Denneen, second by Kathy Ivey, the Board voted that the Art Committee should work with FLOW to modify the requirements for a display piece to be used for the FLOW on-going book sale.


The next Trustees meeting will be held at the library on Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at 7PM.


The meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Jena Day, Recording Secretary