April 7, 2020

MINUTES

RIDGWAY LIBRARY DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

REGULAR MEETING

April 7th, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting

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

PRESENT:  Trustees:  Michael Cassidy, Julie Duff, Nancy Meyers, Pat Montgomery, Dickson Pratt, Jeff Pryor, and Richard Tucker.  Friends President:  Beth Williams.  Library Director:  Kristen Moberg.  Owner’s Rep:  Monty Guiles

ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA:  None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Dickson moved and Jeff seconded that the minutes from the March Regular Meeting and the March Special Meeting be approved as presented.  Motion passed.

NEXT MEETING:  May 5th at 1:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  None

FRIENDS UPDATE:  Additional funds were presented to the library.  Certain amounts were designated to pay for furniture and for the shelves, end caps, and panels.  More grants will be written in the fall.  The library will look for ways to reach out to the community during this time as an essential asset.  

APPROVAL OF CEBT RENEWAL:  After a review of the quote which raises our cost 6%, Dickson moved and Pat seconded that we approve the renewal of our CEBT.  Motion passed.

BUILDING EXPANSION UPDATE:

Budget:  Dickson went over the current budget figures.  The cash flow is good for the moment.

The landscaping design in the current quote seem too elaborate for the moment.  Dickson will try to get a revised quote for a simpler plan.

Building Expansion/Remodel:  The addition is complete except for the punch list.  As Humphries will not be able to send anyone over at this time, Monty will walk through with FCI.

We should be able to take ownership of the space next week.  

Move:  As movers were not considered essential, the move into one container was accomplished with the help of volunteers and three workers from FCI.  Only one container was required, so the second one will be sent back.  Hopefully we will be able to hire movers for the second phase as we move back in.  

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  Kristen would like to move toward opening the new space as envisioned by April 30th.  She will go ahead and prepare the space, but the opening date will depend on the Coronavirus situation.  Staffers were encouraged to reach out with ideas for on-line story time, etc.  When the library is re-opened all care will be taken to keep both staff and users safe.  

ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Meyers, Secretary