RIDGWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 6th, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Ridgway Public Library
300 Charles Street
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President Richard Tucker.
PRESENT: Trustees: Michael Cassidy, Julie Duff, Nancy Meyers, Pat Montgomery, Dickson Pratt and Richard Tucker. Library Director: Kristen Moberg. President of Friends of the Ridgway Library: Beth Williams
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Dickson moved and Michael seconded that the minutes from the March meeting be approved as presented. Motion passed.
NEXT MEETING: Our next meeting will be May 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the library.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
FRIENDS OF THE RIDGWAY LIBRARY: Beth reported that Lisa Eisenberg has been selected to design and build the donor recognition wall. She will present her first design proposals this Friday. This wall will also act as a visual break between the east patio and the parking lot and a piece of art. Since part of our grants require acknowledgement in some way, this will be financed through donations, including donations for the addition and remodel.
Friends has received the third payment of $10,000 from BEP Earthwise.
E-mails may be sent letting supporters know how much money Friends receives from linking our accounts on Amazon and at City Market.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT: The library is now open from 10 to 1 and from 2 to 5 Monday through Friday. This keeps people from staying all day and provides a time for lunch and cleaning for the staff. Curbside is still very popular and will stay for the time being.
The Art Hanging System has arrived and will be installed and the
computers have been installed.
Kristen is preparing for the 2020 audit. Julie will also attend.
ACTION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS:
Building and Expansion:
Roofing Issues: FCI has indicated that the gutters and heat tape will be installed.
FCI Warranty Issues: There are still remaining items to be addressed. FCI indicates
that they are working on all the items.
South Patio Pergola: Richard has been working with Eric Dickerson to find an engineer
to draw up the requirements for the construction of the pergola. Beth suggested he
check with Matt Hepp, another engineer.
2. Continuing Education: Board Self Evaluation-Board Operation Review: All members felt
we were good on all the items listed. Members should review the Fund Raising section
for the next meeting.
3. Vision Statement: Michael presented a draft of a possible vision statement for the library.
Members were asked to review and offer any suggestions at the next meeting.
4. Review/Approve/Sign: Insurance and Health Insurance Policies: The health insurance for
the staff has gone up some. The company did rebate $585 per staff member for 2020
as the costs for the company had gone down due to the Covid lockdown. Richard will
sign for the policy.
After discussion, the amount of the building policy will be checked to see if it needs to
NEW BUSINESS: None
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
Nancy Meyers, Secretary