Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

Trustee Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 17, 2019


The meeting was called to order at 4:47 pm by Vice President, Marcia Raponi. Members present were Sari Rosenheck, Connie Keller. Marvin Rappaport, Steve Sharoff, Christine Cavello. Lynn Skolnick was absent.

Marcia called for a motion to approve the minutes of December 20th. Connie motioned, Marvin seconded it and it was approved unanimously.


There was no correspondence.

Voucher Approval

Marcia found a small error in a check being issued (less than $1) Will let vendor give us credit. Marvin made the motion to approve vouchers. Connie seconded motion. Approved unanimously.

Bills to be Paid

Sari moved, Steve seconded. Motion carried to pay bills.

Committee Reports (See Director’s Report)

Programming (Connie)

Discussed: Dylan Folly, Irish Dancer

Tarot Card Reader

Last Wednesday of the month, 1pm, Programming Committee mting

Policy (Marvin)

Policy Committee meeting January 22.

Anti-Harassment Training at RCLS: Wednesday May 1st 5:30-8:30. Must register through RCLS website. Trustees are strongly advised to participate in this training.

Buildings and Grounds (Marcia)

Garbage Shed - approximately $850 plus paint. Being built by BOCES. To be placed between Vera’s Garden and stairs

Vestibules, Carbon Monoxide detectors in /Generator out to bid discussed

Carpeting on the Stairs – awaiting estimates

Friends of the Library

Christine reported discussions included

Lillydale Trip

Liberty Science Center Trip

February meeting canceled & Winter Fun Day Saturday, February 2nd

Director’s Report

Capital funds owed to Operating – CHB transfer made in January.

Reorganization of Board of Trustees

Marvin made motion for slate to remain as is. Christine seconded. Passed unanimously

Board Reorganization

Attorney: Marvin Newberg

Accountant: Washitz Pavloff for the first quarter of 2019

Auditor: Cooper Arias

Official Newspaper: Sullivan County Democrat

Monthly Meeting Schedule: 3rd Thursday at 4:30pm

Committee Appointments to remain as they are currently

Voucher Schedule has been posted on the Board Portal

Steve motioned, Connie seconded, passed unanimously.

New Business

2019 Library Budget Vote & Trustee Elect.(Christine & Lynn): Wednesday, October 9, 2019

January 23rd RCLS Advocacy Training at EBCPL – Must Register

Wednesday, February 27th Advocacy Day in Albany – Bus Pick-up in Wurtsboro This Year

Save-The-Date: Thursday, 10/17/19 11am SUPLA Legislative Brunch at EBCPL

Marcia brought up noise complaint near computers by patron.

Blow-up on Library Lawn during Winter Holidays must be nondenominational -snowman,penguin, etc.

Motion by Marvin, 2nd by Connie to approve filing the 2017 AUD. Unanimously approved.

Motion to Adjourn

Made by Marvin, seconded by Sari. Adjourned 5:51pm

Next meeting: Thursday February 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Sari Rosenheck