February 8, 2022

Ridgway Public Library
Board of Trustees
Regular Meeting
2/8/22 at 1:00 p.m.
Ridgway Public Library
300 Charles St.
(A zoom link was also provided for anyone who wished to join)

Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order by board President Richard Tucker
Present: Trustees: Julie Duff, Sandy Hennessy, Dickson Pratt, Sally Trapp and Jenny Williams.  Library Director Kristen Moberg.  

Call to Order:  Treasurer Julie Duff called the meeting to order and conducted the meeting.

Approval of Minutes:  Dickson Pratt moved to approve the minutes from the February 8, 2022 board meeting.  Sandy Hennessy seconded.  Motion passed.

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Public Comments:  Val Swarc with the Dark Sky Committee thanked the Board for obtaining the proposal for changes to the outdoor lighting from C.A.M Electrical.  He requested to be present when the work commences and has offered to provide the lamps (bulbs) for the new fixtures that will assist with the dark sky requirements.  

Friends Update:  Trustee Jenny Williams provided the Friends update and reported that the 9090 federal return has been filed and was prepared by Aimee McAbery with San Juan Accounting.  

Action and Discussion Items:
Building and Expansion: Exterior Lighting:
Sally Trapp motioned to accept the proposal from C.A.M. electric with a not to exceed amount of $2500 to address the exterior lighting.  Dickson Pratt seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Director’s Report:  
Director Kristen Moberg shared the monthly circulation and statistics on patronage.  In addition, she reported that she had a meeting with Friends’ President Jill Hepp and Vice President Jennifer Franz who said that the Friends will meet every other month at the library and perhaps some alternative central locations.  Discussion was held regarding a Spring Event, possibly in conjunction with National Library Week whose theme is “Getting Connected”.  Mrs. Moberg also reported that the end of the year budget had been prepared and given to Don Moreland to file an exemption from audit.  Lastly, work was in progress on annual reports for the State.  

Treasurer Julie Duff moved to adjourn.  Sandy Hennessy seconded.  Motion passed.  

Respectfully submitted,
Sally Trapp, Secretary