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Minutes of the December 2019 Meeting

Larchmont Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meeting

December 10, 2019

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on December 10, 2019, attended by Library Board Chair Lauren Gottfried (LG), Board Trustees John McGarr (JM), Barbara Flickinger (BF), Linnet Tse (LT), Library Director Laura Eckley (LE), and Staff Assistant D J Brucciani (DB).
Board Trustees Jennifer Conley (JC), Casey Halliley (CH), Barbara Liptack (BL), Village of Larchmont Liaison Sarah Bauer (SB), Town of Mamaroneck Liaison Jeffery King (JK), Friends of the Library Liaison Celeste Sharpe (CS) were absent.
Board Chair Lauren Gottfried called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.

Board Meeting Minutes

The Board reviewed and unanimously approved the Minutes of the Board Meeting of 11/13/19.

Committee Reports

Schedule of Bills and Performance Report: The Board reviewed and unanimously approved the Schedule of Bills and the Additional List of Bills dated 12/6/19 and 12/10/19.  The Board was unable to review a monthly Performance Report due to a VOL’s accounting issue.

Building and Grounds

The Library Board reviewed and unanimously approved a $3,000 proposal from Watsky Associates, a roof consulting firm, to inspect all areas of the Library roof and create a comprehensive written report with an assessment of the condition, recommendations for corrective work and an estimate for future construction costs.

Director’s Report

In keeping with NYS’s minimum wage requirements, the Library Board unanimously approved increasing the hour rate for Library Pages Auriyanna Melendez and Daurell Melendez to $13 an hour effective 1/1/2020.
LE reported that the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Library and the CSEA had been approved and will be signed by both parties during the week of 12/9/19. LE further reported that an unrestricted gift of $10,000 had been received from Carol and John Loomis via the Briar Foundation and that the funds have been deposited in the Library’s Unrestricted Trust.
Board Chair Gottfried adjourned the meeting at 2:20pm. The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on January 8th, 2020 at 6:45pm.
Respectfully Submitted,
Laura Eckley
Library Director

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