Merrimac Public Library Board of Trustees

Trustees’ Meeting, February 8, 2017

Attending:

The minutes from the January 11, 2017 trustees’ meeting were approved as written.

Action Item- Subcommittee will meet to discuss writing the announcement for the director’s position.

Tina will submit a formal resignation letter to the board. She noted that she expects to leave no later than mid-July, 2017. She will leave a list regarding necessary dates for library that a new director will need to mindful of.

Director’s Report-
Tina distributed the Director’s Report and clarified information on the report, such as increases in longevity. She will discuss the need for new controls for the HVAC system and the possibility of a new roof with the Capital Planning Committee on February 21 at 7:00 p.m. Any trustee who wishes to go with Tina is welcomed. CPR training took place on January 23. The Cultural Council approved $500 of the $600 we requested for the Exhibit Coordinator stipend. The library received $250 from the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank. Action Item- Jen will write thank-you notes to the Cultural Council and the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank. The Annual Report is due on or before the 4th of March to the town. Tina will gather all the information we need to include and as well as events that occurred in 2016. Jeff will let Tina know if he is able to work on this.

Jeff has submitted the Wadleigh Scholarship information to Pentucket. The deadline to register for the exam is April 13 and the exam date is May 6. Action Item-Tina will post the information regarding relevant dates for the exam and will also post the essay question on the library’s website.

The next trustees’ meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2017 at 5:30. The meeting was adjourned at 6:15.

Respectfully submitted,
Yvonne Cosgrove