Library Trustees Meeting
Jan 3, 2006
Medway Public Library
MaryAnn Cabibbo, Vice Chairman
Patrick Marshall, Director
William Roberts, Secretary
Wendy Rowe, Chairman
Approval of Jan 3, 2006 agenda
Motion to approve agenda. (MAC1, DC2) passed unanimously.
Motion to approve Dec minutes. (MAC1, DC2), passed unanimously
Town Warrants have gone bi-weekly. Wendy as Chairman will be signing them when their submission timing doesn't fit with Trustee meetings.
Town still hasn't closed 2006 so nothing beyond dread is doing on 2007. One has to out the old before one can in the new.
Patrick will be at Sunday's booksale and bluegrass concert. Will open the library in advance of the throngs.
BLC is meeting this Thursday. May or may not get to waivering Medway.
Chuck suggested doing something in memory of Fran Donovan (Medway History). We could feature his books synchronized with the Selectmen declaring a day or week in his honor. MaryAnn suggested a Medway history scavenger hunt. Chuck suggested something involving Pride Day maybe.
Alas, David is not running for re-election. MaryAnn (the other trustee up) seemed willing.
Wendy reported that the Cultural Council had agreed to fund two of the Library's four submissions, and the Council contacted the Friends of the Library who expressed interest in funding the other two projects. The Friends might also be interested in funding a magic show at the Library for which the magician applied after speaking with Nina. One of the upcoming events is a cooking program (soup) which will happen in February.
We need to start thinking about Patrick's evaluation.
Next Meeting Feb 7, 2005
Maybe. Patrick will be off skiing. Week after is Valentine's day. Even though our first love is obviously the Library, eagerness wasn't evident. At the moment we're sticking with the 7th. May not need it at all if nothing is moving on the budget front.
Despite best efforts, didn't quite fill up half an hour. Motion to adjourn: (MAC1, DC2) passed unanimously.
Jan 3, 2006 Trustees Meeting
(Dec 05 activity)
Weeding of Nonfiction collection continues.
12/7/05 – Dept Head Meeting. Town Administrator has meeting with cable access reps. Plan is to highlight town departments in an effort to show the community what each department does for the town. Hope is to air beginning in February of 06.
12/8/05 – Attend Cybrarian meeting at Minuteman. Cybrarian is a computer signup/ patron referee program already covered through membership fees. Contract with Minuteman expires in June so I am waiting to see if the network stays with this product or not. This would allow better control of public computers through signups, time management and statistics.
12/9/05 – Library closed due to storm.
12/13/05 – Meet with Millis Library Director. She wanted to see how our children’s area was organized.
12/14/05 – Department head meeting. Budget discussions though no further update at this time.
12/21/05 – Membership meeting.
Book order for December completed.
As is usually typical, December was a quieter than normal month for the library. This was a help to us as many staff members took time off for the holidays. Potential budget issues in relation to FY 06 continue to create many rumors and stories causing stress among the staff. I am hopeful that the Town officials will get everything straight by the end of January so that we can end all the speculation. According to the Town Administrator, work on the FY 07 budget will not begin until FY 06 is cleared up.
The Town did adopt a bi-monthly payment process. The bill warrants will be due every other week. This may result in the full Board of Trustees not getting warrants to sign at the regular monthly meetings as it will depend on the due dates set by the town.
Patrick W Marshall
|Medway Public Library|
|Account||Acct #||Start Balance||Expen. to date||End Balance||% Spent|
|Salaries Full Time||5110||$156,744.00||$63,890.27||$92,853.73||40.76%|
|Salaries Part Time||5111||$83,545.00||$60,329.43||$23,215.57||72.21%|
|Water & Sewer||5231||$350.00||$166.09||$183.91||47.45%|
|R &M Miscellaneous||5240||$7,000.00||$3,057.90||$3,942.10||43.68%|
|Other Purchased Services||5380||$1,500.00||$1,179.00||$321.00||78.60%|
|Dues, Subscriptions, Meetings||5730||$500.00||$117.50||$382.50||23.50%|
|In State Travel||5710||$850.00||$267.47||$582.53||31.47%|
|Start Balance||Expen. To date||Income to date||Account Bal|
|Free Public Library||$52,730.48||$27,152.70||$-||$25,577.78|