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LARCHMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

MAY 18, 2009

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees Subcommittee met on May 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM. Present were Board Chair Miriam Curnin, Trustees, Joan Macfarlane and and Carolyn Parlato, and Library Director Diane Courtney. Bill Devine, from Library Interiors, was also present.

Mr. Devine provided a drawing of the circ desk based on the architectural sketches.Overall size was discussed, as was the functionality of curved vs. straight desks.The group decided that the desk must be modular.A lengthy discussion ensued, and a number of questions were raised, most of which will be discussed with library staff before decisions are made. Mr. Devine promised to e-mail pictures of the desk components the next day to facilitate discussion and decision-making. At the Boards request, he will also provide renderings of both plain and fancy fronts.

A discussion of the trees for the ramp followed. The group again expressed its desire to see a tree with a rounded canopy, since drawings shown predicated a low ceiling and, as a result,truncatedcanopies, which would be inappropriate for the height of the ramp. It is anticipated that there will be 4 trees on the ramp.

The Board also asked to see colonnade samples for the entry at top of ramp, which Bill will provide.

The chair samples will be brought to the next meeting by Library Interiors, as will samples of the stock cutouts the company can provide.

After further discussion, Mr. Devine said he is pleased that the path has been scuttled, since it gives him more opportunity to tweak the furniture placement.He plans to do that as soon as he receives drawings from the architect, whom he will contact. Healso noted that Mari, who is currently on vacation, is working on cost projections and will have them for the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 6:00 PM. The next Special Meeting of the Library Board Subcommittee will be June 3 at 4:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane Courtney

Library Director