Library Trustees Meeting
April 5, 2011
Medway Public Library
MaryAnn Cabibbo, Vice Chair
Bill Roberts (7:10-9 PM)
Wendy Rowe, Chair
Rondi Chapman, FinCom rep (left ~7:30 PM, end of Citizens Speak)
Chris Monahan, prospective Trustee
Margaret Perkins, Assistant to the Director
Motion to approve agenda. CB1, MAC2 passed unanimously
Feb 1 approved with changes MAC1, CB2, passed unanimously.
Mar 1 approved with Chris' name corrected MAC1, CB2, passed unanimously.
Speaking as a private citizen, Rondi told the Board that her husband Andrew Hamilton is running for Selectman against incumbent Glenn Trindade.
Speaking as a Library patron, Rondi said she'd like our audiobooks to be available for 3 weeks per checkout rather than 2. Holliston's audiobook loan period is 3 weeks.
Rondi mentioned that the town of Spencer loaned to Medway residents while we were decertified.
Margaret says Town Accountant Carol Pratt asked her in detail to go over the MAR calculation and was relieved that we'll be fine for FY12 (need $206K for MAR, will get $208K if level funded). FY13 is a concern, though, since we will need $212K; but Carol said good it was only a few thousand over so we should be able to swing it.
Margaret says sick leave is no longer listed on the payroll checks. It used to be wildly wrong there compared to our accurate records of what our employees took; Margaret had asked about it and was told they'd use our records. (PT was right and vacation was close, it was only sick leave that was very wrong.)
Margaret discovered and followed through to get an accounting problem corrected: Tuchinsky interest was accidentally credited to another account. It's properly back in our account now.
Saturday the Library hosted a bridal shower ($25 fee)
Red Cross fundraiser request? Discussion of how we know the person isn't a scammer and how much diligence we should do. We are not endorsing the person by allowing her to use the room. The suggested fundraiser isn't by a Red Cross person, it's by someone who wants to raise money to donate to the Red Cross; so we can't check with the Red Cross. Consensus was that since this is a Library patron and is taking care to have the right permissions, we'll allow the use since it seems like the risk is low. The Trustees did not give permission for anyone to put a money donation collection box at the Library, however (this was one of the patron's suggestions).
Motion to approved with heading change, MAC1, CB2, passed unanimously.
The Planning Board and other Town groups occasionally want to use the Library for public hearings that may run after our 8pm closing. This is not a small, fixed-group, regularly scheduled use like our previously approved Design Review Committee. Wendy can get to the Library to host them, but not until 8:30pm.
Motion to allow certain Town groups to use the secured Library after hours for a brief time, at the Chair's discretion. CB1, MAC2, passed unanimously.
Ed will be at the Friends' Pride Day booth to answer questions. Handouts will be available.
Two rooftop units have failed heat exchangers and are near their expected lifetime. Bobby McGee has been collecting information re their repair. It would cost ~$7,000 to replace the heat exchangers in the two units or ~$20,000 to replace the two units entirely. We will work with the DPS to submit an emergency transfer request.
Wendy will write a Letter to the Editor from the Trustees, concentrating mainly on the ways the Library is already regionalized. Points to include were discussed.
Motion to authorize the Chair to submit a Letter to the Editor about regionalization, CB1, MAC2, passed unanimously.
Motion to adjourn (9:58), MAC1, ED2, passed unanimously
|Account||Acct #||Start Balance||Expen. To Date||End Balance||% Spent|
|Salaries - Full Time||5110||$78,926.00||$58,000.39||$20,925.61||73.49%|
|Salaries - Part Time||5111||$65,236.00||$47,485.00||$17,751.00||72.79%|
|Water & Sewer||5231||$400.00||$410.75||($10.75)||102.69%|
|R & M Miscellaneous||5240||$1,562.00||$5,175.15||($3,613.15)||331.32%|
|OPS - (Minuteman bill)||5380||$22,664.00||$22,667.00||($3.00)||100.01%|
|TOTAL - GENERAL FUND||$208,155.00||$154,933.69||$53,221.31||74.43%|
|Start Balance||Expen. To Date||Income to Date||Account Bal|
|Tuchinsky Fund Interest||$39,447.11||$1,746.94||$37,700.17|
|Tuchinsky Fund Principal||$102,869.11||$273.99||$103,143.10|
|Library Restitution Fund||024-610-706-4773||$13,195.47||$2,145.74||$1,143.89||$12,193.62|
|Copier & Printer Rev. Fund||024-610-722-4840||$2,399.74||$360.00||$724.98||$2,764.72|
|Meeting Room Rev. Fund||024-610-723-4840||$1,574.18||$365.00||$1,939.18|
|Free Public Library*||2017||$3,500.63||$3,638.92||$4,321.12||$4,182.83|
|TOTAL - OTHER FUNDS||$186,230.36||$30,835.64||$22,981.19||$178,375.91|
|*an additional $4321.11 in state aid should be posted to MUNIS shortly|