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March 2014 Board Meeting Minutes


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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

March 12, 2014

Present:

Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Jan Palmer (JP), Paul Kennedy (PK), Lauren Williams (LW), Brent Patriquin (BP), Tim MacDonald (TM), Helen Moore (HM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ) Librarian

Regrets:

Joy Thorkelson (JT)

Meeting commenced at 7:30pm.

  • Agenda accepted, PM makes motion, TM seconded, Passed.
  • Previous Meeting Minutes (January 15, 2014) accepted, AJ motion, PK seconded, Pass.
  • Discussion about ratification of contract. Motion by LW to accept the Memorandum of Settlement as agreed to by the Board negotiation team and the CUPE 105-01 team in early March 2014. OM seconded. Passed. The memorandum of settlement is included with these minutes.
  • Discussion about Library financial report for 2013. Motion to accept the preliminary financial report by PK, TM seconded. Passed.
  • Library AGM date agreed upon, it will be April 16, at 7:30 here in the multipurpose room
  • Discussion about trustee planning for next Contract negotiation. Joe will begin process and make recommendations at the May meeting.
  • Beginning in June, Joe will prepare suggestions for possible Monday openings pilot project later in the year.
  • Discussion re: the Library participation in a TV show focusing on reading to children, an idea put forth by a CFTK TV producer. No final decisions yet.
  • Discussion of an idea brought forward to the Board by a trustee. Could the Library host a picture exchange here? The benefits and obligations were discussed. Trustees are considering the matter.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm. Next meeting will be on 16 April 2014,. The Annual General Meeting will be at 7:30pm and the normal April Library Board Meeting will follow.