Monday, July 17, 2021 Minutes
Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance: The meeting was called to order by President Mitchum at 7:00 pm.
Roll Call: Present: Shane Mitchum, President; Alyssa Mitchum, Treasurer; Patrick Cartwright, Trustee; Kendra Rubin, Trustee; Jacki Griffin, Vice President; Mary Claire Aitken, Secretary; and Melissa Tacke, Library Director. Excused: Laurie Knaack, Trustee.
Adoption of Agenda: The adoption of the agenda was motioned by Vice President Griffin and seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Public Comment: None
New Business: Options for sustainable funding for a municipal public library were presented and discussed. A board meeting will be held on August 16, 2021 to further discuss sustainable funding options with Tim Burke of Upper Hudson Library System. An update to the Confidentiality of Library Records Policy was reviewed. A motion to accept the update was done by Vice President Griffin and seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved. An update to the Patron Conduct Policy was reviewed. A motion to accept the update was done by Vice President Griffin and seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Old Business: Library programs were discussed, including the Summer Reading Program. The reopening process was discussed. Masks are still required. The Director will speak to the staff and based on feedback, will determine the need for masks with a policy change done at the discretion of the Director. Vice President Griffin motioned to accept this conditional change as deemed necessary by the Director with a second by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
President’s Report: None.
Secretary’s Report: Vice President Griffin motioned to approve the June 2021 meeting minutes and transcript. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s Report: The June 2021 Check Detail was reviewed. Vice President Griffin motioned to approve the June 2021 Check Detail Reports. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Director’s Report: Director Tacke presented her monthly report for June 2021. A new circulation statistic was presented based on e-circulation for students, providing OverDrive access through a partnership with the Schodack Central School District. Monthly “bookmobile” outreach visits to Castle Hill and Riverside Center for Rehabilitatrion and Nursing have been resumed.
Friends Report: None
Committee Reports: The Finance Committee met to discuss budgeting. The Sustainable Funding Committee met and reviewed the information presented in New Business during this meeting.
Public Comment: None.
Executive Session: None.
Vice President Griffin motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 pm.