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Library Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MARCH 9, 2005

Trustees Present: K. Douglas, B. James, U. Ferguson, Z. Sweeney, and R. Madrigal

Staff Present: Library Director D. Genesy, Division Manager M. Kramer, and Administrative Services L. Andrade

CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Douglas called the meeting to order at 7:04 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 March 8, 2005.

WARRANTS MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Ferguson, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 8893 to # 8944 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through March 8th.

EXPENDITURES REPORTS
Director Genesy reviewed the January expenditure reports with the Board.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the February monthly report with the Board. Remodeling work at the Schaberg Library work is expected to continue through April into early May. Public Communication Manager M. Smith helped identify and develop four public relations goals for the Library. Further discussion on these goals will need to be scheduled for a future Board meeting.

TOUR OF LIBRARY REMODELING CHANGES
Director Genesy took the Board on a tour of the recent remodeling changes at the main library.

2005-2006 BUDGET REVIEW
Director Genesy reviewed general budget reduction information with the Board. Self service and new ways of doing business has helped the Library cope with a 20 percent reduction in general fund allocations. The Board supported not cutting Library hours and keeping the materials' budget intact.

MATTERS OF BOARD INTEREST

  • Trustees Douglas, James, Ferguson, and Madrigal want to be registered for the PLS-Silicon Valley Legislative Breakfast at the Stanford Park Hotel. Trustee Sweeney will advise if he also wishes to be registered for the breakfast.


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 more meaningful dates added to it.

ADJOURNMENT MOTION
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 9:06 p.m. to April 12, 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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