Board Minutes

Meeting Date

Next Meeting: March 9, 2022


William R. Dunaway Community Room

MINUTES of the regular meeting of the Pitkin County Board of Trustees on February 9, 2022.

The meeting was called to order at 12:11 PM.

ROLL CALL: Trustees present: John Wilkinson, Elizabeth Nix, Elizabeth Stewart-Severy

(alternate served as voting member this session), Ashley Connolly, Barbara Reid. Trustees

Barbara Smith, Austine Stitt, and Judy Wrigley were unable to attend. Staff members Kathy

Chandler and Shannon Foster also attended.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Elizabeth Nix moved to approve the meeting minutes of

November 17, 2021. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy seconded her motion which passed unanimously.

LIBRARIANS REPORT: Kathy provided updates regarding staffing. Martha Durgy retired and

Alison Alexander resigned. Posting internally first. Library staff got 5% raise in 2021 and 2022.

Discussion of mask requirement with regards to likely rescinding of mask order in Pitkin

County. General consensus among trustees to follow county orders in main library but to

strongly suggest mask in children’s area due to young children’s inability to be vaccinated.

OLD BUSINESS: Nominating committee. Barbara Reid motioned for the following executive

slate: John Wilkinson (President), Elizabeth Nix (Vice President), Barbara Reid (Treasurer) and

Ashley Connolly (secretary). Elizabeth Stewart-Severy seconded, and the motion passed


Projector and Sound System: There is a three to six month back order because of supply chain

issue. We are using funds from the Friends of Library to pay for this upgrade.

Investments: We will continue to allow our money to stay as it is, as we may be needing to use it

for Snowmass Village station

NEW BUSINESS: Resolution to post board meeting agenda and dates in front display case in

accordance with state Sunshine Law. Barbara Reid motioned to post in front area of library,

Elizabeth Nix seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Update on Snowmass Village Library Station: John met with Clint Kinney (town manager) and

they are interested in moving forward with library station at Snowmass Recreation center. Goal

is to seek public input on station beginning in June. Hopeful for 4,000-6,000 sq. ft. of space in

rec. center for station. Kathy and staff will move forward with contacting Jamie LaRue

regarding consulting to be initiated in the summer.

Update on Intellectual Freedom: Staff member Shannon Foster presented on issues, and Trustees

discussed issues related to attempts to infringe upon intellectual freedom. Shannon serves on

Intellectual Freedom Committee of Colorado and helps with programs for our library which

include the Read Wider program and the Banned Book Club. John suggested drafting a

resolution regarding taking a trustee position to show our support for this initiative. John and

Shannon will work together to research and craft resolution.

Performance Review: Trustees will complete Kathy’s Annual Performance review.


April 13, 2022

May 11, 2022

June 8, 2022

ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made at 1:40 to adjourn the meeting and passed unanimously.


Ashley Connolly