Special Meeting January 29, 2020
Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Special Meeting Minutes 1-29-20
Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Karen Calabrese, Rose Novak, Bertha Syphers, Ed Capomacchio, and Library Director Cailin Rae
The meeting was called to order at 8:08 p.m.
• Board of Finance: Cailin, Ellen, and Ed attended the BOF meeting on Jan. 21 and advocated for an increase in the budget in order to add four library open hours per week. The additional hours will benefit Union School students, in addition to providing increased library access for the community.
• Cailin plans to attend an Open House for Library Directors held by the State Library Division of Library Development on Friday.
• Ellen reported that according to First Selectman David Eaton four more windows in the library will be replaced using the LOCIP Grant.
• FY 20/21 Budget: The board voted for a 3% increase and four additional open hours per week in the salary line item. Ellen made a motion to propose these increases to the Board of Finance. Ed seconded the motion, and it passed.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Ellen made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:19 p.m. Karen seconded the motion. It passed and the meeting was adjourned at 9:19 p.m.
Rose Novak, Secretary