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Minutes of December 9, 2020

Larchmont Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Library Board Meeting

December 9, 2020

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met via zoom on December 9, 2020, attended by Library Board Chair Lauren Gottfried (LG), Board Trustees Celeste Sharpe (CS), Barbara Flickinger (BF), Barbara Liptack (BL), Galit Lopatin Bordereau (GLB), John McGarr (JM), and Linnet Tse (LT), Friends of the Library Liaison Jennifer Rabina (JR), Library Director Laura Eckley (LE), Liam Hegarty Head of Reference (LH), Library Staff Assistant DJ Brucciani (DJB).
Board Chair Lauren Gottfried called the meeting to order at 6:46pm.

Committee Reports

Schedule of Bills and Performance Report: Upon the recommendation of the Finance Committee the Board unanimously approved the Schedule of Bills and the Additional List of Bills both dated 12/9/20.
Following discussion, BL made a motion, seconded by LT, to approve the following resolution, which the Board then passed unanimously:  Resolved, that the Board of Trustees (“the Board”) of the Larchmont Public Library (the “Library”) hereby directs Village of Larchmont Treasurer Kimberly Gutwein to transfer $5,000 from the Library’s Fund Balance to the Library’s Capital Projects Fund, the Library 2020 Roof Project in order to pay invoices related to the Library 2020 Roof Project, with such invoices ultimately to be funded through New York State grants once they are received. 

Building and Grounds

LE updated the Board on the status of the Library’s 2020 Roof Project and reported that Atlantic Westchester has been given notice to proceed on the Library’s HVAC Project following their bid award.

Director’s Report

LE provided a report on 1) the current state of Library operations 2) recent and upcoming programs at the Library and 3) an upcoming project, funded by Westchester County, with Larchmont based organization CURE and the five Libraries in Catherine Parker’s Legislative District which will bring a prominent author to speak to our communities.

Additional Items

The Board voted unanimously to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel issues at 7pm. The Board voted unanimously to exit Executive Session at 7:32pm.
The Board voted unanimously to approve a salary increase for Library Staff Assistant DJ Brucciani.
The Board voted unanimously to approve the payout of vacation days over 10 days remaining at the end of 2020 for nonunion staff members.
Board Chair Gottfried adjourned the meeting at 7:33pm.
Respectfully Submitted,
Laura Eckley
Library Director

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