November 10, 2020

November 10th, 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.  Library Director:  Kristen Moberg.  President of Friends:  Beth Williams

Add discussion of membership in the local Chamber of Commerce
Add discussion of library cards

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


FRIENDS:  The grant request from Ouray County Group was denied.  The Telluride Foundation will make their announcement at the end of the year.  There is a lot of red tape involved  with Enterprise Zones.  Julie volunteered to help with that as she has some experience in this area.
A mailer went out to donors thanking them for their support.  

BUILDING EXPANSION UPDATE:  Dickson went over the updated budget for the building expansion and remodel.  The project finished under the latest estimate.  The building expansion account will be closed and moved to the Building Improvement account.  Extra money will be used to finish items such as the Discovery Garden, art hangers, shades for the south side patio, and computers to check out for use at the library. The cost for the required audit for 2021 will come out of the expansion money.

REVIEW/APPROVE 2019 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET:  The supplemental budget was presented.  Michael moved and Dickson seconded that it be approved as presented.  Motion passed.

REVIEW 2021 PROPOSED MILL LEVY CERTIFICATION:  No change from last month.  There may be minor changes before we sign on December 11th.  Because the Gallagher Amendment was voted down, our yearly income should become more dependable barring a downturn in property values.

REVIEW 2021 PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET:  Operating expenses will continue to fluctuate during the pandemic.  Final approval will be on December 11th.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  The original meeting room area has been opened up for up to 5 people.  The hours on Friday have been extended to 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Curbside is still very popular.  Kanopy is up and running well for downloading videos.  The appointments are going well.  People are usually in and out very quickly rather than staying for the maximum 45 minutes.  The craft projects were handed out to 8 young adults and 26 youngsters.  
LBRARY CARD RENEWALS:  Renewals may be done by e-mail, text, or phone at this time.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:  The local Chamber of Commerce has requested that we join as a non-profit.  After discussion, it was decided that as a tax-based organization this was not a good fit for us.  

ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Meyers, Secretary

NEXT MEETING:  December 11th 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the library.  Please wear a mask and bring a pen.  This will be a short meeting to approve and sign the Mill Levy Certification and the Proposed Operating Budget.