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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Minutes -- May 11, 2015 Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
May 11, 2015

Present: Russ Moore Director, Patricia Magrosky Chair, Kerstin Burlingame, Matthew Pincus, Steve Matush, Kevin Coen, and Josie Hingston.

Patricia called the meeting to order at 6:37pm

Additions to the Agenda: No additions to the agenda.

Public Comments: Steve asked when the no smoking ordinance went in to effect.  The ordinance went into effect May 9, 2015.  Patricia shared that the Staff had thanked the trustees for the treats.

Minutes from April 13, 2015: Kevin moved to accept the minutes as presented.  Kerstin seconded.  Minutes were accepted unanimously.

Old Business:
Geek the Library the board made final plans for Wednesday night’s event.  Patricia said that all the tables are full; there should be about 11 vendors.  Patricia suggested that everyone try to invite 5 people.  Matthew asked about last minute advertising.  Josie suggested the light board by the police station.  Josie and Kevin posted and shared the event on Facebook.  Patricia will go to Shaw’s and pick up the last of items that will be needed.  The event will be from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at the Library.  Patricia will arrive at 4:30pm and others will arrive by 5:00pm.  The Board than made a map of the Library showing where the vendors and geeks will be stationed.

FOSTL Liaison Report:  Steve said that the “Friends” are focusing on their annual book sale.  This will be Friday and Saturday July 17th, and 18th.  Friday the sale will be from 10am- 7pm and Saturday will 8am-4pm.  Kevin asked that the Board pick their date to help out at the next month’s meeting.

New Business:
Non-Resident Borrower Fee Kevin moved that the non-resident borrower fee be raised from $45.00 to $50.00 per year.  Kerstin seconded the motion.  Discussion: Matthew asked why raise the fee.  Josie explained that the per capita tax on a non-resident is actually $51.09.  The motion to raise the non-resident borrower fee to $50.00 per year, effect July 1, 2015 was accepted unanimously.

Next Meeting Date and Adjournment:  The next meeting will be Monday June 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:01pm.

Respectfully submitted by Justine Steele

Friday, May 8, 2015

Agenda -- May 11, 2015 Library Board of Trustees Meeting

May 11, 2015
6:30 pm



1.   Additions to the Agenda

2.   Public Comments

3.   Minutes from April 13, 2015 Meeting

4.   Old Business
      Geek the Library
      Impact Survey

5.   FOSTL Liaison Report

6.   Director’s Report

7.   New Business
      Non-Resident Borrower Fee

8.   Next Meeting Date and Adjournment