Library Board Meeting

Meeting Date

Next Meeting: June 4, 2014 Noon Library Meeting Room

MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of the Pitkin County Library Board of Trustees on May 14, 2014

ROLL CALL:  Trustees present: Jim Moran, Barbara Reid, Barbara Smith,  Austine Stitt, and John Wilkinson.  Judi Harris and Judy Wrigley were not present.  County Librarian Kathy Chandler attended. Also present were: Facilities Manager Jodi Smith, Architect Pam Hopkins, Owner’s Rep Jim Curtis, and Owner’s Rep Emeritus John Keleher.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES; Austine moved that the minutes be approved as submitted. Barbara Reid and Barbara Smith chorused a Second.  The motion carried unanimously.

LIBRARIAN’S REPORT:  Kathy reported on the Open House hosted by the Library to acquaint the public with the expansion plans.  She apprised the Board of staff changes.  Liz Frazier, retiring after 20 years at the Library, will be feted on her last day of work, June 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.

OLD BUSINESS: Cleaning: After discussion, John Wilkinson moved to rescind the resolution passed at the April 2, 2014 meeting authorizing the engagement of county employees to clean the building, but instead hiring Ashler Service Group at an annual cost not to exceed $105,000.  Barbara Reid seconded this motion which passed with no dissent.

Fundraising: Professional Fundraiser Judy Clausen will meet with Kathy to coach her in her approach to potential donors.

Expansion:  Pam Hopkins reviewed for the Board the materials proposed for the outside of the building, the canopies, the clock on the East wall, the roof-top cooling units and air-handlers.  The Board gave input and direction.  Jim Curtis urged the Board to attend the City Council meeting on May 27 at 5 p.m. and to encourage Library supporters to attend as well.  The Board will assemble at 4 p.m. to review last minute developments.

NEW BUSINESS: Election of Officers:  Austine made a motion, seconded by Barbara Smith, to approve the slate of officers proposed at the April 2, 2014 meeting:

President – John Wilkinson

Vice President – Jim Moran

Secretary – Judi Harris

Treasurer – Barbara Reid

This motion passed unanimously.


June 4 (changed from June 11)

June 18

July 2

July 16 (if needed)

August 6

ADJOURNMENT:  On motion of Barbara Smith, seconded by Jim Moran, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,

Austine N. Stitt,

Acting Secretary


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