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March 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

March 12, 2014


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


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.