NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Minutes

 

Present:  Joan Griffin, Chairman; Mary Lee Underhill, Vice-Chairman; Mark Branoff, Treasurer; Carolyn Webber; Anne Marie O’Neil, Carl Heidenblad, Director; Diane Mayr, Assistant Director, Lois Freeston, Assistant Director. Wendy Keller and Chris Monterio were excused.

 

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Joan Griffin, Chairman, at 7:05 p.m.

Minutes: The minutes of the August 12, 2008 meeting were approved.

 

Correspondence: None

Reports:

Financial—Two-Thirds of the year has elapsed—we have spent 65% of the budget.

Director’s-- Carl presented his report for September.

·         Internet uses--  623 uses in August. 

·         People Counter--  7524 visits were counted in August.

·         Sunday usage--   There were 382 visits in August compared to 386 visits in August, 2007.

·         Statistics-- Our collection size totaled 80,014 items. Volunteer hours were 90.7.

 

Procedural Change.

 

Building and property maintenance. 

 

Denron is convinced that this damage could only have been caused by a huge power surge or a lightning strike.  We will file a claim with insurance for this damage.  Invoices have not been received yet.

 

Technology

 

 

 

Unfinished Business

 

New Business

·        Budget—draft discussion and explanation.

·        Personnel Committee will meet September 17th at 4 p.m.

·        Margaret Donovan Donations--$785.00 received to date, family has requested that monies be used to purchase children’s books.

 

 

Announcements

·  Trustees’ Meeting—Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:00 p.m. Trustees Emeritus Award 7:00 p.m.

 

ADJOURNED:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 pm

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Anne Marie O’Neil

Wendy Keller, Recording Secretary

Draft Subject to Approval