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Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

(Virtual)

Minutes of December 2, 2021 

Present: Michelle Dufort, MaryBeth Culver, David Whittall, Lucia Corwin , Jay Maciejowski

 Call to Order:  6:07 pm

 Public Comment:  none

 Approve minutes of last meeting:  approved

 Treasurerís Report:  We are halfway to our fundraising goal.  There have been no unusual expenses and we have 25K in our checking account.

 Librarianís Report:   Michelle has advertised our Book Sale in the Grafton News for Holiday shopping. 

 The Nature & Books Discussion will need to be cancelled for December due to problems with the Courier system.  The program is rescheduled for January.

 Holiday related materials have been placed on display.

 ARPA grant money has been received and we can make our designated technology purchases.

 Bill Toomey will do a Holiday Storytelling event on Zoom on Dec 10 at 7pm to celebrate Christmas in Grafton.

 Old Business: The library is asking the town for a $1000 increase in tax support.

 All appeal letters have been mailed and thank you notes are up to date.

 New Business

Building and Grounds:  Jay has compiled a list of contractors in the area to call for bids for the porch repair. Two contractors have looked under the porch and have not seen any rot.  However, there are questions about the structural integrity of the supports.  Depending on the reports from the contractors who are bidding on the job, we may be discussing the need for a structural engineer in the future.  Jay will meet with Mary Beth to finalize the bid guidelines.

Next meeting will be on January 27 at 6:00 pm.

 

Adjournment at 7:05