November 13, 2023 Minutes

Conant Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Meeting Date: November 13, 2023
Attendance:
Present: Jennifer Bennett, Ann Goodrich-Bazan, Jenn Howe, Mitty Johnson, Thea Marsh, Mary
Gannon, Jeny Levisee, and Library Director Barry Deitz; Excused absences: Barb Depew and
Kristin Landry
Public Meeting convened: 6:46 p.m. meeting called to order by Ann.
Reports
Secretary’s Report
Jenn made a motion to approve the 10/09/23 minutes, Mitty seconded. No discussion; 7 yes,
no abstentions. Motion carries.
Treasurer’s Report
Mitty made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as written and place it up for audit,
Thea seconded. No discussion; 7 yes, no abstentions. Motion carries.
Director’s Report
See attached report
Committees
Policy/Bylaws Committee & Finance Committee - Reviewed updated Investment Policy. Thea
made a motion to accept the Investment Policy as written, Mitty seconded. No discussion; 7
yes, no abstentions. Motion carries. Reviewed the Debit/Credit Card Reconciliation Policy,
Procedure, and Form. Jenn made a motion to accept the Debit/Credit Reconciliation Policy,
Mary seconded. No discussion; 7 yes, no abstentions. Motion carries.
Museum Committee - Did not meet.
Building Committee - Meeting tomorrow. Mitty send an email to Jack Marsh to talk to the
Department of Public Works about the collapsed drain. He can do that this week or next week.
The electrician that Amy said she would send over has not come yet. Barry will call Karey about
an electrician.
Old Business
Budget Presentation - Tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall. Jenn will provide a budget that
specifies the percentage of increase, as well as showing the percentage that the Town
contributes year over year. Barry will pull together statistics about loans, patrons, programs,
usage of computer, fax, printer, etc. Jenn, Ann, and Barry will be there.
New Business
Art Exhibits - Mitty reminded the Board that we had previously asked David Olmstead to
display his bird photography. He needs a lot of lead time, so this may be a good spring project.
Barry will get in touch with him. There was also talk about having a high school art show.
Non-Public Session
7:57 p.m. Jennifer made a motion to go into non-public session (including
Barry Deitz) in accordance with RSA 91-A:3 II (a-e). Jenn seconded. Roll call vote “yes” 7,
no opposed, no abstentions. Mitty made a motion to leave non-public session and move back
into public. Thea seconded. Roll call vote “yes” 7, no opposed, no abstentions. Non-public
ended at 8:23 pm.
** Tabling discussion about Trust Funds until next month.
Meeting adjourned: 8:38 p.m. Jenn made a motion to adjourn. Mitty seconded. No discussion;
7 yes; no abstentions. Motion carries.
Next meeting is Monday December 11, 2023
Submitted by,
Secretary
Jennifer Bennett