martha canfield library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
802.375.6153 •

  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment

February 4, 2019

**Minutes are considered to be in DRAFT form until approved at the next scheduled meeting**

The Board meeting was called to order at 7:18 PM

Board Members In attendance: Brian Allen, Dave Van De Water, Betsy Habberfield, Denise Koller, Sheila Kearns, John Spencer, Laura Crosslin
Staff: Phyllis Skidmore (Librarian), Bill Budde (Russell Collection)|
Guests: None
Board Members Absent: Carol Farley, Sally Ayrey

Additions to the agenda–

   1. Sheila will discuss Sally’s financial report

   2. Sheila will distribute a calendar and discuss


   - Previous meeting’s minutes – John reviewed corrections from Sally. Brian moved that the Month minutes be approved as ammended. Denise seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Treasurer’s Report (summary):

   - Sheila asked there were any questions regarding Sally’s report.

   - Brian moved we approve the treasurer’s report, Laura seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Librarian’s Report (summary):

   - Peggy was on vacation for the last month – all went smoothly in her absence

   - Report to Towns and annual state stuff is done

   - We have an exchange student from Poland who is volunteering – very delightful

   - There was a question about the copier funds – Phyllis was too busy in January and it will go in soon. We need to thing about a new copier in the relatively near future.

Old Business:

Slate of Officers

   - Sheila Kearns, President
   - John Spencer, Secretary
   - Sally Ayrey, Treasurer
   - Carol Farley, Vice President

Dave made a motion to accept the slate, Brian seconded. The motion was unanimously passed. Sheila said she would like to move on from being President after this coming year.

New Business:

   1. Sheila reviewed the purpose of her draft calendar. This is intended to highlight major business milestones that need to be performed in particular months.

    - Phyllis said we don’t usually have a July meeting

    - The Volunteer recognition party was missing. A date needs to be set. Historically in May or November.

    - Library Director’s annual review needs to be added.

    - Brian suggested reducing the number of meetings. Sheila said this would require changes the by-laws.

    - Annual fund tasks could be added – Draft letters in September/October, mail letters in October/November

    - Report to towns moved to December

    - Town meeting results moved from April to March


Brian moved we adjourn, Sheila seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Next meeting – Monday, March 11th at 7PM

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.

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