March 18, 2020

MINUTES

RIDGWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Special Meeting

March 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Ridgway Public Library

300 Charles Street

CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order by President Michael Cassidy

PRESENT:  Trustees:  Michael Cassidy, Julie Duff (by phone), Nancy Meyers, Pat Montgomery, Dickson Pratt, Jeff Pryor, and Richard Tucker.  Library Director:  Kristen Moberg.  President of Friends:  Beth Williams

ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA:  None

NEXT MEETING:  On Zoom April 7th @1:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  None

CORONAVIRUS AND LIBRARY SERVICE:  The library will be closed until further notice.  Staff will work from home where possible.  They could recommend sites for kids who are at home via the library web site.  The book drop box will be moved to avoid use.  

BUILDING EXPANSION UPDATE:

Building Expansion/remodel:  We have obtained a quote to repair all the stucco at this time of $10,000.  This would save a considerable amount over waiting and all the stucco would match.  Nancy moved and Dickson seconded that this quote be accepted.  Motion passed.

Moving Plan:  Richard has received three quotes for moving the books and furniture out of the existing library.  The two local companies were close with Green Apple at $12,000 to $13,000.

Yo Mamas was for the first half at $5200.  Richard will get the rest of the quote from Yo Mamas and if they are competitive, we will accept that bid.  The containers will be ordered the first week of April.  

New shelving and furniture are scheduled to begin arriving in April.  

The addition is scheduled for completion the 9th of April.  C.O. is expected by the 16th.  The punch list will be checked on the 24th.  

Michael moved and Dickson seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 11:55 a.m.  Motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Meyers, Secretary