Library Board Meeting

Meeting Date

Next Meeting:  May 29, 2013 Noon

Library Meeting Room

MINUTES of the meeting of the Pitkin County Library Board of Trustees on April 3, 2013.  Meeting was called to order at 12:07.

ROLL CALL:  Trustees present:  Jim Moran, John Wilkinson, Barbara Reid, Barbara Smith, Austine Stitt, Judy Wrigley and Judi Harris.  County Librarian Kathy Chandler was present as well as Jack Wheeler and John Keleher.  

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Motion was made by Austine Stitt and seconded by Barbara Smith that the minutes of the meeting on March 13, 2013, be approved as read.  The motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS:  Kathy reported that Jon Peacock , Pitkin County Manager, met with  Steve Barwick, Aspen City Manager,  who agreed that the city staff would write an agreement for placement of supports in the parking garage  roof at 60 feet.  This agreement would have to be approved by the Aspen City Council.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:  Slate of officers presented by the nominating committee:  President, John Wilkinson—Vice President, Jim Moran—Secretary, Judi Harris—Treasurer, Barbara Reid.  Motion was made to accept the slate of officers by Jim Moran and seconded by Austine Stitt.  Motion passed unanimously.

The Board thanked Barbara Reid for excellent service and hard work during her presidency.


    Replacement of snowmelt tubing and equipment in the sidewalk in front of the building keeping in mind planning for future changes.

    Replacing the membrane on the flat areas of the roof.

    Retrofiting some of the lighting fixtures and replacing the T12 fixtures for which bulbs can no longer be supplied.

    One of the compressors for the chiller is scheduled to be replaced in 2015 but is nearing its end of life.  It should be replaced now and coordinated with work on the roof.

    Kathy is exploring options for replacing the self check/detection machines.

    Large circulation desks should be removed and replaced with central stations for staff.

    The budget contains money to accomplish all of these projects.


The library will be closed on Thursday, April 1 for staff workshop.

Kathy would like the Board’s agreement to spend $4,200.00 for supplying staff with computer tablets.  The Board agreed.


    May 29, 2013

    July 10, 2013

    August 14, 2013


ADJOURNMENT:  Motion was made by Barbara Smith to adjourn at 1:26 p.m.  Judy Wrigley seconded the motion which passed unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,

Judi Harris


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