April 2021 Library Board Minutes

June 24, 2021 10:18 pm Published by

Board of Trustees Regular Session Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Present:          Vicki Matsumori, Dustin Lewis, Ali Lyddall, Brent Gardner, Kirsten Woodbury, Nick Skene, Sage Fitch


Others:            G.L. Critchfield, Murray City Attorney; Kim Fong, Murray Library Director; Julia Pehrson, Murray Library Assistant Director; Brittney Casad, Murray Library Staff

1.         Call to Order:

            Chairman Lewis called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

2.         Approval of Minutes:   

The minutes for the March 2021 meeting were approved, as written, on a motion made by Brent Gardner. This was seconded by Ali Lyddall and voting was unanimous in favor.

3.         Public Comment: 


4.         Financial Reports:

            75% of the year has lapsed and everything is on budget. Ali Lyddall asked what the 361% in the Federal Grants budget line means. Director Fong responded that the percentage on that is not what is used, but what is received and the library received more than what was expected this year. A motion to receive and file the financial report was made by Vicki Matsumori and seconded by Kirsten Woodbury. Voting was unanimous in favor.

5.         Open and Public Meetings:

            G.L. Critchfield, Murray City Attorney, gave a training on the Open and Public Meetings Act.

6.         New Business:

            Murray City Attorney Critchfield gave a brief history of the land that the library sits on and the current status of the agreement with the Murray School District. Kirsten Woodbury asked how much the lease for the land would be once the deed is transferred back to the school district. G.L. Critchfield responded that it is $50, which has already been paid. He added that the lease will end in 2041.

The board discussed meeting in-person or via zoom for the May 19th meeting. Brent Gardner made a motion to meet via zoom in May and reevaluate then for June. This was seconded by Ali Lyddall and voting was unanimous in favor.

7.         Board Reports:


8.         Director’s Report:

            Director Fong shared a presentation on what the programming team has been doing over the last quarter and what the plans for June are.

9.         Old Business:

            9.1 Murray City Library Branding Document

Director Fong shared a new handout of the Murray Library branding document with the changes made. Vice Chairman Fitch made a motion to adopt the branding document. This was seconded by Vicki Matsumori and voting was unanimous in favor.

            9.2 Murray City Library Building Site

Director Fong stated that she talked to Mayor Camp about moving the library into Murray Park. He suggested that be discussed with the Parks and Recreation Department. Director Fong stated that they discouraged the area previously discussed because the farmer’s market takes up that entire space. They were open to other areas of the park, however. Vice Chairman Fitch made a motion to table a vote to proceed with a feasibility study until there are multiple locations from which to choose. This was seconded by Nick Skene and voting was unanimous in favor.

10.       Adjournment:

A motion to adjourn was made by Kirsten Woodbury and seconded by Vicki Matsumori. Voting was unanimous in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

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