Monday, August 19, 2019

Library Trustees - 6/1/2019


Rumney Library Trustees – APPROVED 8/18/19
June 1, 2019

The first meeting of 2019 was opened at 2:00 PM with Trustees Roger Daniels, Lorrie Eaton, and Stacie Winsor present. Also attending was Susan Turbyne, Library Director.

Election of officers for the ensuing year took place. Officers for 2019 are: Chairman – Roger Daniels, Secretary – Lorrie Eaton, and Treasurer – Stacie Winsor.

Lorrie Eaton moved that the minutes from our meeting on August 25th 2018 be approved as read. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. The approved minutes will be forwarded to the town office and placed on the Rumney Trustees blog.

A cash flow report for 2019 First Quarter (January 1 2019 thru March 31 2019) was presented. Lorrie Eaton moved that the report be approved. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed.

A communication from our auditors, Plodzik & Sanderson, was presented. The questionnaire was then completed and signed by the three trustees. Stacie will mail it.

Susan reviewed the plans for our Family Fun Festival, chaired by Rachel Anderson, taking place at the library on June 15th from eleven until two and asked for the support of the trustees in making this fundraiser a success. It was first decided to change the hours to 10 til 1 with set-up starting at 9am. The event will include sales of books, plants, rummage and baked goods. Two antique cars will be on display for photo opportunities. There will be art activities and games for the children as well as a display and sign up table for our summer reading program. This will be a fun time for all ages.

Lorrie Eaton will organize a spring clean-up for around the outside of the library on Saturday, June 8th from 10 until noon. We took a quick walk around the building and started a list of tasks needing to be done. Lorrie will work on the task list and we will look for volunteers to help.

Roger Daniels will begin the process of replacing the apron around the front and sides of the building. He will explore how the apron was replaced by the furnace room at the time of our addition. Moving forward we will work to establish a description of the job in order to entertain bids. In addition, Roger will communicate with Carl Doe in order that heat be installed in the downstairs room between the new stairs and meeting hall.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Turbyne, Director



Saturday, June 1, 2019

Library Trustees - 8/25/2018


The third meeting of 2018 was opened at 11:00 am with Trustees Roger Daniels, Lorrie Eaton, and Stacie Winsor present. Also attending was Susan Turbyne, Library Director.


Lorrie Eaton moved that the minutes from our meeting on July 30th 2018 be approved as read. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. The approved minutes will be forwarded to the town office and placed on the Rumney Trustees Blog.


A communication from our auditors, Plodzik & Sanderson, was presented. The questionnaire was then completed and signed by the three trustees. Stacie Winsor will put it in the mail.


We again reviewed the bid in the amount of $15,229.00 from Baker Valley Floors, Inc regarding the flooring for the downstairs. Lorrie Eaton moved that we accept the bid and send a check in the amount of $8,000.00 as a down payment. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. It was agreed that Stacie would write and deliver the check.


Respectfully submitted, Susan Turbyne, Library Director

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Library Trustees - 7/30/2018


The second meeting of 2018 was opened at 6:30 PM with Trustees Roger Daniels, Lorrie Eaton, and Stacie Winsor present. Also attending was Susan Turbyne, Library director.


Lorrie Eaton moved that the minutes from our meeting on February 22nd 2018 be approved as read. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. The approved minutes will be forwarded to the town office and placed on the Rumney Trustees Blog.


Treasurer Stacie Winsor distributed the quarterly cash flow report for the first and second quarters of 2018. A letter requesting our 3rd Quarter operating funds has been sent to the selectmen.


Election of Officers – Lorrie Eaton moved that the three officers continue in their present positions – Chair – Roger Daniels, Treasurer – Stacie Winsor, and Secretary – Lorrie Eaton. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed.


Correspondence from the Attorney General – A letter telling of Terry Knowles retirement and an explanation of the change in training for library trustees was received.


CIP Meeting with the Planning Board – August 14th As we have no updates to our plan, we will not have to attend this meeting


BGM Building Concerns – Roger will work with Carl Doe to take care of these concerns.

• Front door handle is loose
• Broken sink in furnace room
• Need heat in preschool room


Merrill Hall Flooring Project – Lorrie will contact Baker Valley Flooring regarding an installation schedule.


Respectfully submitted, Susan Turbyne, Library Director

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Library Trustees - 10/11/2017


Rumney Library Trustees – Approved 2/22/18
October 11th 2017 at 6:30 PM

The fourth meeting of 2017 was opened at 6:30 with Trustees Roger Daniels, Lorrie Eaton, and Stacie Winsor present. Also attending was Susan Turbyne, Library Director.


Lorrie Eaton moved that the minutes from our third meeting on October 4th 2017 be approved as corrected. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. The approved minutes will be forwarded to the town office and placed on the Rumney Trustees blog.


Susan distributed a report showing income/expense by category for year to date and Stacie handed out a proposed budget. Discussion ensued. Lorrie Eaton moved that we approve a budget request for 2018 in the amount of $48,551.00. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. Stacie will forward the approved budget request to the town office.


The Trustees were pleased with the new lighting in Merrill Hall. Fourteen lamps with LED bulbs have been installed. The rheostats have not arrived. Lorrie Eaton moved to reimburse Stacie Winsor in the amount of $689.81 for the cost of the lamps and bulbs. The motion was seconded by Roger Daniels and passed. A check was written to Stacie and signed by the other two trustees.


The next step in the Merrill Hall update was discussed. We agreed to gather information about possible insulation as well as wall board. We will share this information at our next meeting.


It was agreed to meet again on Wednesday, October 25 2017 at 6:30.


Respectfully submitted,
Susan Turbyne

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Library Trustees - 10/4/17

The third meeting of 2017 was opened at 6:30 PM with Trustees Roger Daniels, Lorrie Eaton, and Stacie Winsor as well as Library Director, Susan Turbyne, present. Lorrie Eaton moved that the minutes from our second meeting on March 6th 2017 be accepted. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. The approved minutes will be forwarded to the town office and placed on the Rumney Trustees blog. A financial report was distributed showing expenses in the amount of $21,685.51 for the current year. A letter requesting funds in the amount of $10,477.25 for the 4th quarter will be sent to the selectmen. A proposed budget for 2018 was distributed and was followed by some discussion. It was agreed to increase some of the hourly rates as of September 1st, 2017. More discussion will take place at our next meeting. We received a request from the Rumney Planning Board to update our Capital Improvement requests. We will discuss this at our next meeting. Lorrie Eaton moved that we proceed with our Merrill Hall lighting project. The work will be done by AES Electric at a cost of $2,000.00 and the lamps and light bulbs will be ordered from Amazon at a cost of $689.81. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. Work will begin immediately. It was agreed to continue our discussion next Wednesday, October 11th, at 6:30 PM. Respectfully submitted, Susan Turbyne, Library Director

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rumney Library Trustees - 3/6/2017

The meeting was opened at 6:30 PM with Trustees Roger Daniels and Stacie Winsor, and Library Director Susan Turbyne, present. Also attending was Carla Demler. Lorrie Eaton was absent. Roger Daniels moved that the minutes from November 2, 2016 and January 8, 2017 be accepted as read. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. The approved minutes will be forwarded to the town office. Financial Business – Roger Daniels moved that the 2016 Financial Report be accepted as read. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. We reviewed our 2017 expenses to date. Roger Daniels moved that we pay half ($163.99) of the purchase of an Epsom VS240 SVGA 3LCD Projector which we will share with the Rumney Historical Society. This projector will be used for power point presentations as well as showing movies in Merrill Hall. The motion was seconded by Stacie Winsor and passed. Russell School Grant – Russell School received a grant this year to finance the after school program. Our library is involved with the grant and some of the activities so will receive some funding to support our children’s programming. Carla Demler listed some of the items we hope to acquire: tables and chairs for the preschoolers, a craft cart for storing supplies, and a Lego Brick Lab for our older children. The trustees were enthusiastic in their support. Merrill Hall – We are anxious to continue work on Merrill Hall with the funds we have set aside and shared ideas on the next steps. We all agree that lighting is next and we will move forward with selecting an electrician. Respectfully submitted, Susan Turbyne, Library Director

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Library Trustees - 1/8/2017

The meeting was opened at 6:30 PM with Trustees Stacie Winsor, and Lorrie Eaton, as well as Library Director Susan Turbyne, present. Also attending was Carla Demler. Trustee Roger Daniels was excused. Financial Business – Stacie Winsor,Treasurer, presented the Annual Financial Report. We ended the year with $3,792.18 in our checking account and $90,209.42 in our endowment funds. We were unable to complete our lighting and flooring projects in Merrill Hall before the end of year. It was agreed that we would request that the money be moved forward to 2017 in order that we can continue work on these projects. Lorrie Eaton proposed that we send a letter to the select board requesting that the amount of $10,242.87 be encumbered in order that work can be continued on Merrill Hall in 2017. The motion, seconded by Stacie Winsor, was passed. A letter to the select board was prepared and signed by Stacie Winsor, Treasurer. Susan will deliver the letter to the town office tomorrow (Monday, January 9th 2016). There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Susan Turbyne, Library Director