May 2021 Library Board Minutes

June 24, 2021 10:19 pm Published by

Board of Trustees Regular Session Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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

Excused:          Sage Fitch

Others:            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 April 2021 meeting were approved, as written, on a motion made by Vicki Matsumori. This was seconded by Kirsten Woodbury and voting was unanimous in favor.

3.         Public Comment: 

            None

4.         Financial Reports:

83% of the year has lapsed and everything is on budget. A motion to receive and file the financial report was made by Nick Skene and seconded by Brent Gardner. Voting was unanimous in favor.

5.         Board Reports:

            Chairman Lewis stated that he and Director Fong did the state required risk assessment for the Murray City Library.

6.         Director’s Report:

            Director Fong gave a presentation on the current services being offered at the Murray City Library and what the plans for the near future are.

7.         Old Business:

            7.1 Building Site: Director Fong stated that she discussed options for the old Armory location in Murray Park. She stated that the Parks and Recreation Department are thinking of doing an indoor pavilion there. She added that she thinks it would be a good idea for a small committee from the Library Board to approach the Parks and Recreation Board to discuss doing joint feasibility studies. Chairman Lewis volunteered along with Ali Lyddall and Vicki Matsumori. They plan to attend their July meeting.

            7.2 In-Person Meeting: Director Fong stated that there is a problem with the June meeting as the library staff on the board will all be gone that week. She asked if the board wanted to postpone or cancel that meeting. Brent Gardner made a motion to move the meeting to June 23rd and to have it in-person at Fire Station #81. This was seconded by Ali Lyddall and voting was unanimous in favor.

8.         New Business:

            8.1 State Auditor’s Training: Director Fong stated that per last meeting, Murray City Attorney Critchfield recommended that the library board do the State Auditor’s Training. She asked if the board would like to require it or let board members do it on their own time. Vicki Matsumori stated that if June is a light agenda meeting, then maybe they could do it all together as part of that meeting. Ali Lyddall seconded this. It will be on the agenda for next month.

            8.2 Future Library Hours: Director Fong stated that she thought it would be worth discussing the possibility of permanently changing the hours of the library. She added that this is just something to think about at this time. Chairman Lewis stated that he would like to see this on the agenda for the June meeting.

9.         Adjournment:

A motion to adjourn was made by Ali Lyddall and seconded by Kirsten Woodbury. Voting was unanimous in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

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