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Friday, December 16, 2016

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
6:30 PM, December 13, 2016

1. The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m.
Present: Pat Magrosky (chair), Kerstin Burlingame, Richard Cofrancesco, Josephine Hingston, Matthew Pincus, Sandy Richardson, Amy Howlett (director), Terri Huck (taking minutes)
Absent: Judith Edwards

2. Additions/subtractions to agenda: None

3. Public comments: Kerstin shared a comment from someone who attended the open house and said the library should bring Santa back to make it more child-friendly and increase attendance. Amy said FOSTL chose to make it for adults; about 70 people attended.

4. October minutes, Josie moved, Sandy seconded, minutes approved
November minutes, Sandy moved, Rich seconded, minutes approved

5. FOSTL liaison report: No report

6. Director’s report: We discussed the budget and the increase to the capital budget to cover the elevator.
We reviewed the notices of trespass. The board decided not to change the routine period that a notice of trespass runs, one year.
Amy will continue looking for a clerk to take board minutes.

7. Old business: Pat asked about the Keurig coffee machine. Amy said staff are researching prices and options for a six month starter budget and will present a proposal to FOSTL.

8. New business: Petitions for 2 new trustees due 1/30/17. Amy will reach out to new trustees. We discussed options for recruiting new trustees and the process for becoming a trustee. Kerstin suggested young parents might be an appropriate addition to the current board. We discussed whether to continue generating paper for the meetings. At Matt’s suggestion, Amy will create a PDF of the documentation for the meeting and post it on the Library website ahead of time. The Library can provide laptops or tablets for anyone who prefers to consult the documents from the web during the meetings.

9. Executive session not needed

10. Next meeting: January 10

Matthew made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Sandy seconded, all agreed.