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LARCHMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF MEETING

FEBRUARY 11, 2010

Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on February 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM. Present were Board Chair Miriam Curnin; Trustees David Birch, , Maureen LeBlanc, Joan Macfarlane, and Carolyn Parlato; Friends of the Library Liaison Harriet Kline and Library Director Diane Courtney.

The Board reviewed the minutes of the Board meeting of January 13, 2010. Upon motion of Trustee Parlato, seconded by Trustee Birch, the minutes were unanimously approved as presented.

The schedules of bills dated February 1, 2010, February 10, 2010 February 11, 2010 were reviewed and unanimously approved by the Board upon motion of Trustee Macfarlane, seconded by Trustee Parlato. The Board received the performance report dated February 1, 2010.

Ms. Kline reported that the Nominating Committee of the Friends has selected five outstanding individuals to serve on the Friends Board and briefly described each. She noted that the winter newsletter has just been delivered and received accolades for its contents from the LPL Board. Ms. Kline then described the programs that are planned for the next five months: editor Peter Kaplan, February 28th; author Lois Sherr Dubin, March 7; a panel on Aging in Place and our local organization At Home on the Sound on April 11; authors from the Westchester Review on April 25th, and sports writer Alan Schwarz in May (date to be determined.) The Board thanked Ms. Kline and all the Friends for all that they do.

The Board briefly reviewed the budget meeting with the Town and Village Boards. It then received an update on the funding of the Childrens Room renovation project and a progress report on the actual construction. At this time the second floor decking is virtually complete: steel has been hung (and the welding approved by the independent testing company) and concrete poured in the old staircase. Scaffolding will be constructed to facilitate the necessary work on the stairwell windows. The Director noted that Titan and the other trades had been working for most of the day during the previous days snowstorm, and Titan planned to work on the upcoming Presidents Day holiday. The Board Subcommittee is scheduled to meet with Library Interiors on February 26th at 9:30 AM.

Upon motion of Trustee Macfarlane, seconded by Trustee Parlato, the following resolution passed unanimously:
Be it resolved that the Board of Trustees of the Larchmont Public Library, 121 Larchmont Avenue, hereby authorizes Werner E. Tietjen, P.E., to execute and deliver to the Westchester County Department of Health, for and on behalf of the Larchmont Public Library, an Application for a permit to Operate/Construct a 2 Reduce Pressure zone Backflow Preventer Device and to execute and deliver any and all additional documents which may be appropriate or desirable in connection therewith.

The Board then considered the Memorandum of Agreement of the new labor contract. After discussion and review, upon motion of Trustee Parlato seconded by Trustee Birch, the Board moved unanimously to ratify the Memorandum of Agreement as presented.

At 7: 30 PM the Board convened Executive Session to discuss personnel matters and the Executive Session was adjourned at 7:45 PM. The regular meeting of the Board was adjourned at 7:50 PM. The next regular meeting of the Board will be March 10 at 6:30 PM.


Respectfully Submitted,

Diane Courtney
Library Director