RIDGWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 12th, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
Ridgway Public Library
300 Charles St.
Board President Richard Tucker called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m.
Trustees Present: Trustees: Julie Duff, Dickson Pratt, Sally Trapp, Richard Tucker
Director Kristin Moberg present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – approved as corrected. Julie Duff motioned/all approved.
May 10th 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday
Val Szwarc – Thanked the board for working with CAM – due to technical difficulties, Mr. Szwarc signed off of zoom.
Friends of Ridgway Library Spring Sidewalk Chalk Festival and Book Sale
April 23 10:00 – 2:00. A ribbon cutting will also be performed. Richard Tucker and Ms. Moberg are working on a list to recognize donors.
ACTION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS
Building and Expansion:
Exterior Lighting – Richard Tucker provided an update that CAM ran a circuit to an exterior GFI then to a circuit that feeds the two pole lights. This should allow the switch that is installed to turn the building mounted lights on/off and pole lights should be operated by photo cell. Richard visited and no lights were on the following night. Richard turned the switch on and all lights functioned. Richard followed up with CAM and they returned and found that the GFI that they had worked with had tripped as well as another circuit on the back of the building. This created quite a bit of uncertainty. They checked the north side lights and found that they are motion sensitive lights as well as emergency lighting. CAM will investigate to find out what the issue is with those two fixtures. Sally Trapp to return tonight 4/12/22 to see if the pole lights are isolated.
Brochure: Richard asked for volunteers to work with Bryce and Jenny to complete the brochure. Kristen presented a new draft for review.
Dumpster Enclosure Gate Repair:
The wooden gates were dragging and the hinges broke. Richard consulted with Janet Smith and Sergei and new hinges were purchased at Murdoch’s. A repair was completed and the gates are now off of the ground by approximately 6”. Gates appear to be fixed and the new hinges allow for future adjustments.
TREASURERS REPORT – Julie Duff
Pergola project discussion is postponed due to technical difficulties with zoom/to be rescheduled for when we have more board members in attendance.
On the budget report, the amount listed as the contingency from Ouray County has been noted and will be received in the re-distribution received from Ouray County in the next check. It was agreed that the budget carry over from 2021 will be moved to the general fund.
DIRECTORS REPORT Kristen Moberg
Director Moberg shared the statistics; she also suggested that if patron counts trend upwards that perhaps we return to longer hours 10-6 as well as Sundays and Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m.
Discussion was held regarding the costs associated with staying open for more hours and Director Moberg said that she will research this question and let the board know of anticipated expenses.
Library Staff are gearing up for Summer Reading Program
Discuss Personnel Matters
Board Trustee President Richard Tucker moved that The Board move into Executive Session on this date April 12, 2022, pursuant to statutory authority 24-6-402 (4) (F) C.R.S. for the discussion of a personnel matter regarding Library Director Kristen Moberg, who was previously informed of this meeting.
Motion was seconded and approved. It was confirmed that a quorum of Board members are present and the Board approves of this Executive Session. It is confirmed that a public notice had been placed regarding the time and place of this Executive Session. It is confirmed that an electronic recording is being made of this Executive Session and will be retained for ninety (90) days.
Executive session was concluded at 2:04 pm.
Richard Tucker moved to adjourn, Julie Duff seconded, motion carried.