Attending: Phoebe Roda, Fran Flannery, Steven Hall, Tyler Strong, Bridgett Taylor, Dena Wilkie
Called to order: 6:01 p.m.
- Consent Agenda
- September minutes – approved
- September financial reports – deferred, did not have for meeting
- Director’s Report – approved
- Policies and planning
- Strategic planning update – VTLIB is hosting a strategic planning meeting
- Tyler plans to attend, various board members may try to attend as well
- Ongoing – Steve and Phoebe are working on it and will regroup with board
- Bridgett will resend a doodle poll to try and get a time to get focused time to look at strategic planning
- Budget update –
- Tyler has been working with Pam to talk about the budget; projecting 3-6% increase in income
- Tyler talked about ways to figure out how to increase salary/health benefits, including putting Tyler on the town’s payroll (not an option).
- Board is open to pursuing various options to securing health insurance.
- Board agrees that we need to continue to pursue liveable wage for director. Tyler to send out info from VTLIB on how to support director’s wages.
- Reviewed use of volunteers
- ? need to continue to pursue hiring 3rd staff member
- Request for board to be updated with list of each staff members hours and salary.
- Fundraising and community outreach-
- Soup fundraiser – Saturday 10/29 –
- 12-4 –
- Get sign on the green
- Tyler to speak with his mom re: making the chicken stew
- Phoebe and Dena to make Lentil soup
- Gluten free buns – Dena to look into, ? cornbread
- Ellen (Phoebe’s mom) will make rolls
- Bake sale by donation – Dena, Fran – email Friends re: baking
- Order and paid/unpaid system improving.
- Crockpots – Phoebe, Steve, ? Pam, Tyler.
- We need sign up for day – Tyler to send around
- Tyler to send out update to board week before
- Annual Appeal –
- In progress, close to finished, needs some final edits.
- Tyler will print address list- group will meet 10.18 at 6pm for cross reference of address list and sign off.
- Goal to printer 10/21
- Other business
Friends group –
Discussed bringing in snacks to library for after school – all agreed.
Fran and Steve to pick up snack items
Adjourned at 7:15
Minutes recorded by Dena Wilkie