Monday, March 15, 2021 Minutes
Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance: The meeting was called to order by President Mitchum at 7:06 pm.
Roll Call: Present: Shane Mitchum, President; Alyssa Mitchum, Treasurer; Laurie Knaack, Trustee; Patrick Cartwright, Trustee; Kendra Rubin, Trustee; and Melissa Tacke, Library Director.
Excused: Jacki Griffin, Vice President. Absent: Mary Claire Aitken, Secretary.
Adoption of Agenda: The adoption of the agenda was motioned by Trustee Cartwright and seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Public Comment: Theresa Scandurra, President of the CPL Friends of the Library introduced herself. The first 2021 fundraiser for the group will be a pancake breakfast at Cherrybrook Café on April 17. T. Scandurra will share a calendar of events once confirmed. The Friends are looking for more active members.
New Business: New trustee assignments for committees were discussed. Trustee Cartwright will join the Operations/ Capital Projects and Long Range Planning Library Space committees. Trustee Rubin will join the Operations/ Capital Projects and Policy committees. The 2020 New York State annual report was reviewed. Trustee Cartwright motioned to approve the 2020 annual report, and seconded by Treasurer Mitchum. Unanimously approved. Director Tacke provided information to the trustees for the 2020 AUD. Director Tacke proposed an offer to all staff for paid time off for COVID vaccinations to include the entire scheduled shift for the day of vaccination and the following day for each dose. Trustee Cartwright motioned to approve the adoption of COVID vaccine sick leave and seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Old Business: Library programs, including the photo challenges in the past and the share-a-joke video submission were discussed. The re-opening process was discussed. Changes include outdoor activity scheduling to begin. Indoor activities are on hold.
President’s Report: None.
Secretary’s Report: Trustee Cartwright motioned to approve the February 2021 meeting minutes and transcript. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s Report: The February 2021 Check Detail was reviewed. Any amounts over $250 has had the review of President Mitchum and Treasurer Mitchum with Director Tacke over email. Trustee Cartwright motioned to approve the February 2021 Check Detail Reports. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved. Funding from the Town of Schodack was received, which was flat as requested and expected.
Director’s Report: Director Tacke presented her monthly report for February 2021. There was discussion for the comparisons from year to year, including the effect of the COVID pandemic. Director Tacke also spoke with local lawmakers about what service has looked like during the pandemic.
Friends Report: No further comment from the Public Comment period above, nothing additional.
Committee Reports: None.
Public Comment: None.
Executive Session: None.
Trustee Cartwright motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. The meeting was adjourned.