Minutes of the December 6, 2016 meeting.

Present were Rebecca Cook, Jean Davis, Ennis Duling, Nancy Luzer, Jean Roberts and Bruce Williams.

Meeting opened at 6:50 pm.

Minutes of the October meeting were read and accepted.

Rebecca gave us updates on the renovations.  The slate person who installed the floor by the side door and kitchenette is no longer working for us.  We now are working with Sean Sheehe who is giving us an estimate on laying the bathroom floor and the entry way. The curtain for the programming room is supposed to be shipping soon.  Shades for the windows are being ordered from the same company.  The total for those will be about $10,000 as we are looking at remotely operated ones for the casement windows.  The back room windows will all have room darkening properties, the front will be light filtering.  All will be cordless.

Rebecca gave gift cards for the Fair Haven Inn to Ann DeBonis and Bruce and Barb Scott as a thank you for all the hard work they have given to raising money and doing so many jobs during renovations.  She also is going to give a gift card to Keith Campbell who volunteers regularly and has faithfully done so for over a year.

The Town Luncheon is being reinstated after a two year absence.  The library will be closed for an hour so that the librarians can attend.  The library is being asked to provide salad, dressing and rolls for 45 people.

Santa’s visit was another huge success with 149 people attending.  This year they all had lots of room!

Rebecca’s annual talk for the Women’s Club will take place in the new programming room.  The librarians will provide lunch.  Afterwards a tour of the facility will take place.

The statistics for July, August and September were passed out.  As expected the numbers were down due to construction, but still were very healthy.

The budget was worked on with an end result of only a 6% increase, $8651 more than last year.

The draft of the programming room was gone over.  Ennis made a motion to accept the draft as presented with the finalizing vote to be made at our next meeting.  Jean D. seconded. Motion passed.

Next meeting is January 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Meeting adjourned at 8 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Jean Roberts