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June 2012 Board Meeting Minutes


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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting

June 12 2012

Present:

Adrienne Johnston, Paul Kennedy, Helen Moore, Lianne Gagnon, Tim Macdonald, Vernon Barker, Joe Zelwietro (Chief Librarian), Kathleen Larkin (Deputy Librarian)

Regrets: John Martinson, Lynne Graham

  • Tonight's meeting focused on the presentation by Andrew Hamilton, Director of Business Development for the Prince Rupert Port Authority, detailing the Cow Bay Development project and its significance to the Prince Rupert Library. Andrew gave a detailed overview of the OMB (architectural firm) preliminary vision of the Development and spoke of the importance of a community institution the development. Board members asked various questions about the nature of the role of the Library in the development. As the project is still in early days there was no cost details or other precise details. The Board was informed that if it chose to involve the Library in the project the next step was to prepare an 'Expression of Interest' and submit that to the Port Authority. The Board is considering the matter.
  • The Board is considering another matter after a request from the City of Prince Rupert. City is asking for input about whether institutions and groups receiving community grants would like to receive grants for multiple years rather than single year grants as is presently the case. The board members are considering the request and will send their responses to the Chief Librarian who will aggregate them and forward them to the City.
  • Four Board members whose terms have expired were informed and given the email address of who in the City to write in order to obtain a further two-year term on the Library Board.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:45 pm. Next Meeting at 7pm Monday July 16.