Monday, October 18, 2021 Minutes
Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance: The meeting was called to order by Vice President Griffin at 7:02 pm.
Roll Call: Present: Jacki Griffin, Vice President; Patrick Cartwright, Trustee; Kendra Rubin, Trustee; Mary Claire Aitken, Secretary; Laurie Knaack, Trustee; and Melissa Tacke, Library Director. Excused: Shane Mitchum, President and Alyssa Mitchum, Treasurer.
Adoption of Agenda: The adoption of the agenda was motioned by Trustee Cartwright and seconded by Trustee Knaack. Unanimously approved.
Public Comment: None
New Business: The director presented the resume for a new hire, Justin Zimmerman as a Library Aide. A motion for approval of the hire was given by Trustee Cartwright and seconded by Trustee Knaack. Unanimously approved. The director indicated that the Library Assistant will be leaving. The director indicates she will cover the position for a two month period so the job description can be better developed for a future hire. The director told the Board about Mary Lou Hulek, a former library employee who passed away recently and had worked for the library for 46 years. The director discussed ideas to honor Mary Lou, with plans to be determined for a dedication in her honor.
Old Business: The Board discussed upcoming programming. The director updated the reopening process. The community room will continue to be used for work space and also used for adult small group programs. The weekly story time will be held at the Schodack Island State Park for November and December to avoid indoors. Drop-in fun will be done instead of timed activity to avoid crowding. The child table and chairs will be re-installed as space for the drop-in activity.
President’s Report: None.
Secretary’s Report: Trustee Cartwright motioned to approve the September 2021 meeting minutes. Seconded by Trustee Knaack. Unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s Report: The September 2021 Check Detail was reviewed. Trustee Cartwright motioned to approve the September 2021 Check Detail Reports. Seconded by Trustee Knaack. Unanimously approved.
Director’s Report: The director reviewed annual statistics that indicated circulation decreased but programming has increased. The director also discussed the library presentation for the Schodack Town Board given recently.
Friends Report: None.
Committee Reports: None.
Public Comment: None.
Executive Session: None.
Trustee Cartwright motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Trustee Knaack. The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 pm.