Blount Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Friday January 21 2022 3:30 p.m.
Roll call of members via zoom: Kirstin Brown, Beth Chase, Kim Palmatier, Pat Schwartz, Linda Tanner, Terri Werwinski, Melissa Willey, Karen Zale, Guest Janice Snyder, and Jessie Frank Director.
Meeting was called to order at 3:30 by Melissa Willey Secretary.
Secretary report-disposition of the minutes of the previous regular meeting: Kirstin Brown moved to accept the minutes and Karen Zale seconded. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s report: Janice Snyder reported she will continue as treasurer until January 31st 2022 and will turn over everything to the new treasurer before then. She will sign checks until then and help the new treasurer with the transition. The conservation club donated $500 and we earned $349 from ornament sales. Janice moved money into the checking for expenses. Karen Zale Moved to accept the report and Linda Tanner seconded. Motion carried.
Director’s report: The strategic plan is almost finished. Jessie Frank will do a final check then publish it.
The construction Grant we received is unfinished. The amount given wasn’t all spent so Jessie suggested we build another bookcase for the kid’s room, pour concrete where the gravel is and possibly a new bench or picnic table. We need to spend $2640 to fulfill the grant.
Next year’s grant will be used to have insulation blown in the new addition and the attic space.
Snow had to be removed from the parking lot.
Library visits have been slow and we have had to close early on Thursdays due to volunteer illness.
Parking signs will wait until spring.
Committee report: nothing to report at this time
Communications: nothing to report at this time
Grant committee: nothing to report at this time
(1) Filming of minors- no other libraries in our system have written plans yet. We will adopt one similar to others once one has been written.
(2) CD distribution: We can use amounts above the original investment and we will be rolling the interest back into the account at CRCF (Cattaraugus Regional foundation) as was discussed last meeting. The board unanimously voted to invest more money with CRCF.
(3) Board member officers:
Linda Tanner nominated Kim Palmatier for treasurer and Karen Zale seconded. Motion carried.
Linda Tanner nominated Beth chase for secretary and Karen Zale seconded. Motion carried.
Linda Tanner nominated Kirstin Brown for vice president and Karen Zale seconded. Motion carried
Linda Tanner nominated Melissa Willey for president and Karen Zale seconded. Motion carried.
Period for public expression: None
Kirstin Brown moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 p.m. and Karen Zale seconded. Motion carried.
Next meeting February 18th 3:00 p.m.