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Library Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
FEBRUARY 8, 2005

Trustees Present: K. Douglas, B. James, and U. Fergusonn

Trustees Absent: Z. Sweeney and R. Madrigal

Staff Present: Library Division Manager M. Kramer and Administrative Services L. Andrade

CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Douglas called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
There were no public comments.

MINUTES MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Ferguson, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of January 11, 2005.

WARRANTS MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Ferguson, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 8831 to # 8892 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through February 9th.

EXPENDITURES REPORTS
Director Genesy reviewed the December expenditure reports with the Board. He noted that the Library is doing well in managing expenditures.

TOUR OF LIBRARY REMODELING CHANGES
Director Genesy reviewed recent remodeling changes with the Board. It was decided to postpone the tour until next month when the work is expected to be completed. Director Genesy noted that people are checking out more CDs and DVDs, but others are having difficulties with the change in location of new fiction materials. Meanwhile, the teenagers are happy "hanging out" upstairs. Trustee James noted that the Library is neither encouraging nor discouraging eating or drinking within the Library. Director Genesy said that we are working on a plan for a kiosk café outside the Library and the tables and chairs for the outside plaza area are on order.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the monthly report with the Board:

Director Genesy reviewed the January monthly report with the Board. He showed the Board pictures of the construction work being done at Schaberg Branch Library and explained that an informational flyer on the renovation work was distributed to 1,000 homes in the Schaberg area recently.

The Redwood Shores Community Library project was the recipient of General Improvement District (GID) funding. The Redwood Shores Community Association has been great in participating in the process and they will be making a donation to the Redwood Shores Library opening day collection.

The Redwood City Library Foundation has received funding from a variety of donors, such as Oracle and Provident Credit Union.

2005-2006 BUDGET REVIEW - FIRST DISCUSSION
Director Genesy reviewed information from the City Council's Budget Study Session. The deficit that the City had projected has lessened somewhat and the budget situation is looking better. The Library will work on budget options and strategies for a 2.5 or 5.0 percent reduction and present them at the next Library Board meeting.

MATTERS OF BOARD INTEREST

  • Trustee Douglas will attend the PLS-SAB Breakfast. Admin. Secretary Wong will make the reservations for any interested Board members.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Library Director Genesy discussed upcoming events with the Board. The Board reviewed the Library Business Calendar of Upcoming Events and said that they want it simplified by removing holiday and staff in service dates.

ADJOURNMENT MOTION
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m. to March 8, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

Respectfully Submitted,

Signature of Board Secretary Zachary Sweeney
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Zachary Sweeney, Secretary

 




 

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