Minutes of the June 2017 Meeting

Larchmont Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meeting

June 14, 2017

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on June 14, 2017 at 6:45 p.m., attended by Trustees Jennifer Conley (JC), Lauren Gottfried (LG), Maureen LeBlanc (ML), Barbara Liptack (BL), John McGarr (JM) and Linnet Tse (LT), Village of Larchmont Liaison Carol Miller (CM), Friends Liaison Sandy Bernstein (SB) and Library Director Laura Eckley (LE).  Board Chair Pamela Dubitsky and Town of Mamaroneck Liaison Ernie Odierna were absent.

Trustee LeBlanc called the meeting to order at 6:50 p.m.

Board Meeting Minutes

The Board reviewed and unanimously approved the Minutes of the Board Meeting of May 10, 2017.

Friends of the Larchmont Public Library Liaison Report

SB reported that The Friends had held two very well attended author programs in May and June and that the Friends Annual Magazine Fundraiser was underway. LE thanked the Friends for their continued support and commitment to fundraising.

Committee Reports

Schedule of Bills and Performance Report: The Board reviewed and unanimously approved the Schedule of Bills dated 5/31/17 and 6/14/17. The Board approved the Performance Report dated 5/31/17. The Board unanimously approved Trustee JM to authorize bill payments over the summer, with the expectation that the Board will review these payments at the September meeting.

Finance Committee

JM reported that he and Village Treasurer Brucciani have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding Library Fund management, approved by the Library Board in May 2017.  LE reported that the MOU regarding management of the Village Center, approved by the Library Board in May 2017, has been approved by both the Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck.

Building and Grounds

LE reported that (1) MVM is scheduled to install panels in stairwell B the first week of July, (2) Library Interiors installed the new interior book drop and catalog stand and (3) the new trash can and sun umbrella are now in use in Ryder’s Garden.

Director’s Report

Director Eckley reported that (1) the new furniture for the Staff Room has been delivered and blinds were installed in the room, (2) the dead tree on the lawn will be removed and an October Glory Maple has been ordered and (3) the Library’s Summer Reading Programs for patrons of all ages will begin the last week of June. LE presented a variety of materials that will be used in these programs and thanked the local merchants for their generous donations as prizes for the Library’s Summer Reading Game.

Additional Business- Library Board Trustee Reappointment

LE reported that, at the request of the Board, JM had been reappointed by Village of Larchmont Mayor Lorraine Walsh for an additional 5 year term and will serve from June 1, 2017 until May 31, 2022.

Trustee LeBlanc adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be held on September 13, 2017.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Laura Eckley

Library Director