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January 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2016


Dale White (DW), Barry Cunnigham (BC), Devlin Fernandes (DF), Glenn Groulx (GG), Tim MacDonald (TM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ), chief librarian

Regrets: Brent Patriquin (BP), Joy Thorkelson (JT), Helen Moore (HM), Lauren Williams (LW)

Meeting commenced at 7:30 pm.

  • Agenda accepted. Motion DW, Seconded GG; passed.
  • Minutes from previous meeting (November 19. 2015). Motion TM, Seconded DW; passed
  • Discussion and acceptance of Library Board Meeting schedule for 2016 as presented by JZ
  • Review of statistical and financial reports for 2015. Motion to accept reports by BC, seconded by GG. Passed.
  • In-camera discussion
  • Discussion about proposed reduction of City of Prince Rupert's grant to the library regarding possible service cutbacks, grant opportunities and building partnerships. The Board would like to have a meeting with library staff soon to allow staff to offer input into the process. The proposed meeting date is February 5. JZ will communicate to the staff and inform the Board of their reply.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:05 pm. Next Meeting at 7:30 pm (Feb, 18, 2016).