Burlington Library Association
Regular Meeting Minutes
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March 14, 2018
1. The meeting was called to order at 1:33 PM by Pat Miller. Present were
members Len Berton, Bill Butler, Marie Spratlin Hasskarl, Sandy Hierl, Pat
Miller, Georgia Riberdy, Jonathan Schwartz, Georgia Riberty, Pat Small, guest
2. Overview of Insurance Policies - Jim Hunt. Insurance needs for various BLA
3. Acceptance of February 2018 Minutes.
3a. Motion to accept the February minutes as corrected by Len Berton, second by
Georgia. Vote was unanimous.
4. Library Directors Report
4a. Book Sales - Annual appeal mailing will be requesting volunteers.
4b. Library Grand Re-opening - April 29, 2018 noon until 3:00pm. TAC members
will be leading tours
4c. Will be participating in the CT Library Passport program.
4d. Tavern day meetings will be held at the library. Library will not be funding
a performer in the schoolhouse this year.
4e. Summer reading this year will be themed "Libraries Rock" -
5. Library Board Report
5a. Board is working on budget, internet access policy.
6. Memorial Bench Update
6a. By email on 2/21/2018: A motion by Pat Miller, second by Jonathan Schwartz,
to spend $2656 to purchase a 4-foot long
granite park style bench for the library portico. The bench will be inscribed
with the words
In Honor of Bob Merriman
1918 - 2015
He made a difference.
The following responded by email. Yes: Miller, Schwartz, Berton, Hierl,
Monahan, Winter, Krewalk, Mazeau, Riberdy, Small, Labadia. No: none. Butler
stated approval previously.
7. Annual Meeting.
7a. Hope to have the bench ready. Will ask someone to speak.
8. Treasurer's Report.
8a. Sandy Mazeau not in attendance. Budget spreadsheet presented.
9. New Business
Meeting adjourned at 3:28 pm.
Jonathan Schwartz, Secretary
February 14, 2018
1. The meeting was called to order at 1:30 PM by Pat Miller. Present were
members Len Berton, Bill Butler, Sandy Hierl, Sanford Mazeau, Pat Miller,
Georgia Riberdy, Jonathan Schwartz, Assistant Library Director Diana Rudzinski.
2a. Letter from Main Street Community Foundation stating that they have $820 for
3. Acceptance of December 2017 Minutes.
3a. Motion to accept the December minutes as corrected by Sandy Mazeau, second
by Sandy Hierl. Vote was unanimous.
(There was no meeting in January.)
4. Treasurer's Report.
4a. Budget spreadsheet submitted and explained by Sandy Mazeau. Motion to accept
budget by Bill Butler, second by Len Berton; vote unanimous.
4b. State filing has been submitted.
5. Library Board and Directors Report
5a. Discussed budget for next year, which includes cuts.
5b. State park passes are no longer needed for most parks. Suggestion from
library that we not pay for the three that are not
5c. Web site revision is proceeding.
6. Library Grand Re-Opening
6a. Sunday April 29 noon to 3:00pm.
7. New Business
7a. Adding more programs for adults.
7b. Memorial bench for Bob Merriman. A quote will be requested for a gray
granite bench with the words
Bob Merriman 1918-2015
Founder of the Burlington Library Association
7c. Annual meeting date will be May 18 at 7pm.
Meeting adjourned at 3:04 pm.
Jonathan Schwartz, Secretary