August 4, 2020

MINUTES

RIDGWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

REGULAR MEETING

August 4th, 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, Dickson Pratt, and Jeff Pryor

Library Director Kristen Moberg.  President of Friends Beth Williams

ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO AGENDA:  None

MINUTES:  Dickson moved and Julie seconded that the July minutes be approved as presented.  Motion passed.

NEXT MEETING:  Please note change in date to Sept. 8th, at 1:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  None

FRIENDS:  Beth will order signs to match the room signs to designate donors with naming rights.  The signs will be a little smaller than the room name signs.  The wording will be worked out with the donors with the Board having final approval.  Room signs are still needed for the East Patio, the North Vestibule, and the Discovery Garden.  

Donors who have naming rights will be offered a tour of the library.  Each group will be separate and masks will be required.  The newspaper will be offered a tour.  Pictures will be taken with the furniture in place for the website.

FORECASTING IMPACTS:  Jeff asked that we all stay aware of any changes in the current situation.

BUILDING EXPANSION:

        Budget:  $18,000 was received from the Telluride Foundation.  The budget for the remodel and expansion is looking very good.  We are close to covering the final costs.

We had one complaint about the landscaping, but Dickson wrote an explanatory letter on why we chose what we put in.  

        Building Expansion/Remodel:  FCI is still working on a few items on the punch list.

They left the parking lot in excellent repair so we should get our deposit back from the city.

REOPENING THE LIBRARY:  Kristen has developed a plan to reopen the library building.  All the furniture will be removed and stored in the meeting rooms.  The toys in the children’s area will be boxed up.  The library building will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with 4 appointments daily.  Curbside service will remain available Monday through Friday.  Specific details will be posted on the website and in the newspaper.  

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  We have received a $5,000 early literacy grant.  Most costs are under-budget due to the closure.  The staff is looking forward to having patrons back in the building.

ADJOURNMENT:  Michael moved and Nancy seconded that the meeting be adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Meyers, Secretary