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June 2020 Library Board Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Session Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Present:          Vicki Matsumori, Sage Fitch, Dustin Lewis, Brent Gardner, Traci Black,

Nick Skene, Pepper Pehrson

Excused:          Brittney Casad, Murray Library Staff

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

1.         Call to Order:

            President Black called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m.

2.         Approval of Minutes:   

The minutes for the May 2020 meeting were approved, as written, on a motion made by Vicki Matsumori and seconded by Brent Gardner. Voting was unanimous in favor.

3.         Public Comment: 

            None

4.         Financial Reports:

            91% of the year has lapsed and everything is on budget. President Black had a question about library fines and if they were low because of the pandemic or because of automatic renewal. Director Fong replied that there is no way to know for sure at this point. A motion to receive and file the financial report was made by Sage Fitch and seconded by Vicki Matsumori. Voting was unanimous in favor.

5.         Old Business:

            President Black commented that she liked how the policy was written and that it is very easy to read. Dustin Lewis made a motion to accept the Access to Buildings and Grounds Policy as now written. This was seconded by Brent Gardner and voting was unanimous in favor.

6.         New Business:

            Director Fong led a discussion on some temporary COVID-19 policy ideas that she thinks will help with running the library when patrons are allowed back inside. Brent Gardner stated that he thinks the unaccompanied minors section does not need to be in there. This was supported by President Black. Vice President Pehrson made a motion to approve the temporary COVID-19 policies with changes. This was seconded by Vicki Matsumori and voting was unanimous in favor.

7.         Board Reports:

            None

8.         Director’s Report:

            Director Fong shared a presentation on a phased reopening of the library. Computer use will be the first phase with 45-minute sessions made by appointment only. Also, the Hold Pickup Service will be changed to a trunk service instead of a walk-up station to try and make it more streamlined.

9.         Adjournment:

            A motion to adjourn was made by Brent Gardner and seconded by Vice President Pehrson. Voting was unanimous in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 6:16 p.m.