Clifton Community Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
May 19, 2020
Present: President Cindy Whitmore, Nicole Curry, Don Lashomb, JoAnn Young, Library Director Susan (Kate) Kosier, Julie Lanphear, Marilyn Zimber.
The virtual Zoom meeting was called to order at 5:58 pm by President Cindy Whitmore.
Kate relates to us that Dave Ziemba says they’re cancelling the Wanakena Summer Concert series this summer.
Julie was wondering if we could provide a box of gloves for patrons to handle books with; perhaps NCLS could make these available.
Marilyn says there will be no Friends events this summer. Art show, book sale, and ice cream social are all canceled this summer. They’re not taking book donations at this time either. Art show scholarships will be awarded to two CFCS students this year nonetheless, with Traci Southwick and Becky Malone providing input. With our permission the Friends used our
501(c)(3) to apply for a grant to make a Cranberry Lake Art Show website, which would probably be made by Shannon Rogers and John Dragun, and would feature local artists and well as pages for the boat club and library. They requested $3,500 (but don’t expect to get the maximum
amount) and will apply for their own 501(c)(3) going forward.
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved: Motion by Don, seconded by JoAnn.
No Financial Report again this month since Kate and JoAnn were unable to meet: Trustees were provided with a financial statement and Community Bank information. Everything looks to be in order and our expenses so far this year seem within budgetary specs.
Report of the Library Director was accepted.
Vouchers need to be signed. Don will be third signature later this week.
No new trustee has been found. We have our feelers out and aren’t worried about it till the pandemic is over.
Eventually, whenever we reopen, we will need to put our signs back out front: the sign for the building (which blew down from the wind) as well as the announcement sign with the letters on it.
Supervisor Hooven is waiting for the governor to say we can reopen. Julie will ask him his thoughts about curbside service for the library.
COVID-19 response: The NCLS website offers various steps, levels, and guidelines for reopening, which trustees are looking at. Kate continues to attend virtual meetings for librarians. NCLS is not in charge of what services we can offer; Supervisor Hooven is ultimately in charge of what
happens in the building. We could make a contact-free plan for curbside service; the various desks and shelves of the library could be pushed around a bit to provide more available distance between people.
After a discussion, trustees have tabled decisions about when and how to open until next meeting. No curbside service is proposed at this time. We are concerned about summer people: no easy way of knowing where they came from, what their health is, if they’ve self-quarantined, or if they would try to enter the library without abiding regulations. Conceivably we could go the entire summer without opening.
Next monthly meeting: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Library or via Zoom.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:02 pm. Motion by Nicole, seconded by Cindy.