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Trustees of Forbes Library

Monthly meeting of the Trustees of Forbes Library. Open to the public.

Past meeting minutes and additional information is available on the Trustees website.

Trustees Agenda

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

4:00 PM

Watson Room


1. Bills and Warrants

2. Public Comment

3. Secretary’s Report of June 15, Executive Session Minutes of June 15; place on file all previously approved executive session minutes related to dispute with the City of Northampton beginning with Thursday, March 17, 2016

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. Administrative Report  

6. Friends of Forbes - No meeting this month

7. Next Meetings

  • Trustees: Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 PM

  • FOF Meeting: Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 PM

  • CCPLM Advisory Board, September 11 at 4 PM (Katy Wight)

8. Communications

  1. Letter from Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership

  2. MBLC guide to State Aid to Public Libraries

9. Financial Report

  1. Meeting with Susan Wright (Lisa Downing)

  2. Clarke & Earle Distribution (Cheri Buckhout)

10. Action Items

  1. FY 2018 Budget (Lisa Downing)

  2. FY 2017 Sick Leave Buy Back (Lisa Downing)

  3. Mission Statement (Molly Moss)

  4. FY 2019-2023 Strategic Action Plan (Katy Wight)

  5. Fantastic Friends Nomination (Marjorie Hess)

  6. Portrait Painting (Elise Bernier-Feeley)

  7. Writer in Residence Stipend (Molly Moss)

  8. Parking Lot (Lisa Downing)

  9. Gifts, Bequests, Sales, etc.

  10. Executive Session

The Trustees are requested to go into executive session to discuss the contract negotiations with FLEA because negotiations in open session would be detrimental to the library’s bargaining position.

11. Informational Items  

  1. Agreement for Judgement Filing (Lisa Downing)

  2. Councilor LaBarge Request (Lisa Downing)

  3. Windows/HVAC Project Update (Lisa Downing)

  4. Circulation/Lobby Renovation Update (Molly Moss)

  5. Fundraising (Lisa Downing)

  6. Smith College Collaborations (Lisa Downing)

  7. Community Engagement (Molly Moss)

  8. Reports on workshops/meetings/activities  

    1. None this month

12. Miscellaneous    

  1. Events Calendar

  2. Press Cuttings


Tuesday, July 25, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Watson Room
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