March 2018 Minutes
Monday, March 19, 2018
Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance: The meeting was called to order by President Karis-Nix at 7:03 pm.
Roll Call: Present: Nathan Hans, Treasurer; Zachary Goldstein, Trustee; Mary Claire Aitken, Trustee; Olivia Karis-Nix, President; Ryan Mullahy, Vice President; and Melissa Tacke, Library Director. Absent: Maria Marcucci, Trustee.
Adoption of Agenda: Agenda adopted on the motion of Treasurer Hans and seconded by Trustee Goldstein.
Public Comment: None
President’s Report: The Village Board was asked for a funding increase of $1,500.00, for a total of $14,500 in library funding.
Secretary’s Report: Treasurer Hans motioned to approve the January 2018 meeting minutes. Vice President Mullahy seconded. Unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s Report: The library received the Town of Schodack funding in February 2018. President Karis-Nix motioned to approve the January and February 2018 Check Detail Reports. Vice-President Mullahy seconded. Unanimously approved.
Director’s Report: Director Tacke presented her monthly report. Information was provided for public computer usage. Ten days of computer usage was not tracked due to a glitch; an estimate of usage for those 10 days is included in the statistics for this month. The library received a grant from Capital District Library Council (CDLC) in the amount of $210 for cataloging local history material. This will cover costs to catalog 21 local history items that are not in our library’s catalog. The cataloging will be performed by CDLC staff.
Friends Report: Friends President Theresa Scandurra provided an events calendar for 2018. There will be a bottle drive at the library April 21-28, 2018. There will be a standing account with 6cent Redemption for the rest of 2018. The spaghetti dinner will be held on June 9, 2018 at the Castleton Fire House.
Administrative Committee: The formal lease for the library is with Village Board for review. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is on hold.
Finance Committee: None
Operations/Capital Projects Committee: The Board will apply for a Library construction grant in early summer 2018.
Policy Committee: Postponed until April 2018. There was a discussion regarding sustainable funding.
Long Range Plan Committees: None
Old Business: The Board discussed Library programming, specifically the April 2018 vacation break.
President Karis-Nix moved to recommend the appointment of Jacquelin Griffin to the library board forward to the Village Board for approval. Trustee Goldstein seconded.
D. LaGue started March 5, 2018 as the new library assistant. Treasurer Hans motioned to approve the appointment and Trustee Goldstein seconded.
President Karis-Nix motioned to approve the 2017 Annual Report. Trustee Goldstein seconded.
President Karis-Nix motioned to approve the 2017 Financial Review. Vice President Mullahy seconded.
The Board reviewed its self-evaluation.
Announcements: Vice President Mullahy announced his resignation from the board. He was thanked for his service.
Public Comment: None
Executive Session: None
Meeting adjourned upon motion by President Karis-Nix and seconded by Treasurer Hans at 8:15 pm.