MINUTES OF MEETING
JOSLIN LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2020
6:00 P.M. AT THE LIBRARY
Call to Order: Jean Joslin called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
Present: Sally Reisner, David Babic, Carol Hosford, Jean Joslin, Trish Reed, J. Butler,
Additions and Deletions: executive session to discuss a recent issue
Special Event: Christmas idea for next year
Draft minutes: Unanimously accepted for Dec. 4, Nov. 13
Friends of the Library Report:
11 books were distributed to newborns.
Children’s Librarian’s Report:
Winter solstice party was a great success (50 people attended).
Cookie decorating party with 4orty Bridge Boutique a huge success as well.
J. reviewed programs
There was a discussion of possible future programs – perhaps someone on
the upcoming elections.
Laura Caffrey will cover one afternoon a week downstairs.
Old Business: Adopt policies on Inclement Weather, Meeting Room Use, and Public
Complaints & Concerns
Trish moved to accept the three policies. Sally seconded. Unanimously
Work on drainage is still being addressed.
Jean closed the campaign mailbox at the post office.
Joshua Schwartz wrote a grant for possible replacement of wiring for lights.
Grant would cover half of expenses.
Treasurer’s Report: Update on fund appeal
Sally reported that the annual appeal was very successful.
Campaign funds are still coming in.
David reviewed Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual sheet.
New budget for town meeting. David reviewed a proposed budget for July 1,
2020-June 30, 2021.
Carol moved to accept the budget. Sally seconded. Voted unanimously.
Special Event: Carol introduced the idea of having trees representing children’s
books over the 2020 holiday. Idea was accepted. Carol will approach the Friends
Board members viewed the new oak table upstairs and expressed their approval
and their thanks to Charlie Hosford for building it. J. reports that it is getting a lot of
Jean asked to close the regular meeting at 7:14. Sally seconded. Voted unanimously.
Trish moved to go into executive session at 7:15 to discuss a breach of policy
under 1VSA 313 #6 “records exempt from the access to public records.”
Jean moved to leave executive session at 7:25. Trish seconded. All approved.
The Board agreed that J. had dealt appropriately with the issue and no further action
Closing: Trish moved and Sally seconded at 7:29 that the meeting close.
Next meeting for policies: January 22 at 11:00.
Next regular meeting: March 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Carol Hosford, Secretary