Saturday, January 1, 2011

Minutes of December 6, 2010

The monthly meeting of the Haverhill Library Board was called to order by the chairman John Landrigan at 7:30 PM on December 6, 2010. Present were John Landrigan, Kathy Schiffmann, Mike Marshall, Jane Darby, Ken Frank, and Vesta Smith.

Jane moved approval of the minutes of the previous meeting, passed.

Old business: Bids have been received from Russell Willcox for repair of the east wall brickwork of $26,800, and from Doug Hayward for $4200 for slate repairs. Since Russell will not start work until spring, and we might have to get a second bid, in order to qualify for grand aid, we will ask him to put winter protection in place. Nanci noted that there is need for work on the tree overhanging the walk, but that also should wait until spring or summer.

Nanci also reported that it was probably too late for a Christmas raffle basket, so suggested we wait until February.

The librarians asked for December's pay to be paid before Christmas. It will not be a problem.

John circulated the treasurer's report, which was accepted, and included the current Fidelity investment report.

John also distributed the calendar for 2011, with meeting dates, book discussion dates, and library closings. We hope to have an author luncheon on May 14.

Next meeting will be on January 3, 2011 at 7:30.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30, followed by a social hour hosted by John, to celebrate Christmas.

Vesta Smith, Secretary pro tem