Sarah Tischer Scully, Fern Strong, Eve Ermer, Anne Linehan, Ben Wolfe, Jean Wolfe
Meeting called to order at 7:06 pm
Eve mentioned that she ran into someone at the town offices who had been looking for an open public spot with printer access.
Approved minutes from September 2019 meeting.
We reviewed and signed the warrant for September.
We reviewed staff time sheets.
The library lately received a number of memorial donations in the amount of approximately $225.
Budget update: Ended September with a positive amount in the checking account. There will be a small deficit until taxes are paid in November.
A bill for the work on the landscaping outside has been received and will be forwarded to the town office for payment.
Mariah has done 2 story hours since last meeting, including a trip to the VT Sheep & Wool Festival at the beginning of October. Collaboration with the Orange County Parent/Child center is under planning and discussion.
Unexpected problem with the furnace was fixed.
- Updating 5-year plan and Trustee Bylaws:
Reviewed existing bylaws and brainstormed changes. Sarah will draft amended bylaws for review at the next planning meeting (November 10).
We will meet again on Sunday, November 10th from 12:00 - 2:00 pm for the second phase of library strategic plan writing.
- Budget planning for next year:
We need to meet with the Selectboard in November to present the new budget. We reviewed a draft budget that Eve presented. We reviewed and made a rough draft of the budget for 2020 - 2021.
- Library publicity:
Sarah mentioned that some events that had been publicized via Front Porch Forum, newspaper, email newsletter should also be added to the library Facebook page.
Meeting adjourned 8:13 pm.
Sarah will create an updated draft of the Trustee Bylaws and circulate via email.
Eve will update the draft budget and circulate via email for approval at the next meeting.
Next meeting date: November 11, 2019