April 19, 2021 Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Oswego Public Library Board was called to order by president Nancy Korinek at 5:30 on April 19, 2021. Other board members in attendance were Carol McLeod, Susan Johnson, Paula Kern, Jan Owens, Jennie Green, Library director, Heather Duke, and secretary Kristin Redburn.

The Treasurer’s report was presented by Paula. 

Nancy reported that the new air-conditioning unit has been installed and paid for.

The director reports that the library is planning to return to regular hours and procedures at the end of May. Discussion about the reopening followed, with suggestions of publicity in social media and in the city’s June newsletter.

Nancy suggested we get a bid for an expanded patio-like concrete pad on the west side of the library. She will get a bid for that work and report back to the board.

Nancy also reported that Delmar Borntraeger will be able to construct new railings for the north entrance and that Fire Wrench Forge has sent drawings for the embellishment of the railings.

The secretary reported that the city had approved the reappointment of Susan Johnson and the appointment of Jamie Gott and Carol Strickland to the library board.

Carol McLeod handed in a letter of resignation from the board as she is moving to Carthage in May.

Discussion was held about a possible replacement for her. Kristin will contact Beth Fowler to see if she would be interested in serving on the board.

Election of officers was held with the following results:  President-Kristin Redburn, Secretary-Jennie Green, and Treasurer-Susan Johnson.

The May regular meeting was moved to May 18 at 5:30.

Susan moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded and carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:32.

Respectfully submitted,

Kristin Redburn, secretary

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