September 2021 Library Board Minutes

February 25, 2022 4:47 pm Published by

Present:          Sage Fitch, Jessica Miller, Vicki Matsumori, Brent Gardner, Ali Lyddall, Kirsten Woodbury, Dustin Lewis


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 5:44 p.m.

2.         Introduction:   

            Introduction of new board member, Jessica Miller. 

3.         Approval of Minutes: 

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

4.         Public Comment:


5.         Financial Report:

            16% of the year has lapsed and mostly everything is under budget at this time. The few line items that are not are for annual subscriptions that have already been paid. A motion to receive and file the financial report was made Vice Chairman Fitch and seconded by Vicki Matsumori. Voting was unanimous in favor.

6.         Board Report:

            Vicki Matsumori announced that her daughter is expecting triplets, so her attendance at future meetings could be a mix of virtual and in-person.

7.         Director’s Report:

            Director Fong gave a presentation on the facilities maintenance issues in the building. The automatic doors had to have the motors and the controls replaced, the HVAC thermostats needed to be replaced as well as an entire unit, the water heater was replaced and there are potentially leaks in the roof.

8.         Old Business:

            Director Fong asked what the next step for talking to the Parks and Recreation Board is. Chairman Lewis stated that he and Director Fong should set up a meeting with the chairman of the board and the director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

9.         New Business:

Director Fong suggested that the October 2021 meeting of the library board be cancelled since she is attending a conference for two weeks that month. Chairman Lewis commented that fall break is around that time as well. Brent Gardner made a motion to cancel the October 2021 meeting. This was seconded by Ali Lyddall and voting was unanimous in favor.

10.       Executive Session:

A motion to close the meeting to discuss the character and competency of an individual was made by Brent Gardner and seconded by Vicki Matsumori. Voting was unanimous in favor.

Kirsten Woodbury made a motion to go out of closed session and back to regular session. This was seconded by Vice Chairman Fitch and voting was unanimous in favor.

11.       Adjournment:  

A motion to adjourn was made by Vicki Matsumori and seconded by Ali Lyddall. Voting was unanimous in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 7 p.m.

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