Library Board of Trustees Minutes, July 5, 2017

Board of Trustees: Michelle Brown, Library Director ; Donna Hurtak, President ; Cheryl Gowing, Secretary ; Antonie Downs, Laura Farley, Kathleen Redmond


Friday, July 5, 2017 at 9am

Brockway Memorial Library Conference Room


The special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Brockway Library was called to order at 9:05 am by Acting Chair Toni Downs.   Present:   Michelle Brown, Library Director; Board members Acting Chair Toni Downs, Laura Farley, and Cheryl Gowing. Donna Hurtak and Kathy Redmond, excused.  


  1. Florida Department of State Public Library Construction Grant.   Ms. Brown was informed by Marian Deeney of the State Library that since no Public Library Construction Grants were awarded in the 2017 Legislature session and construction on the Children’s Wing Project had not yet started, the Library was eligible to have our grant application reconsidered in the 2018 grant cycle.   Any money spent on the project in the coming year would be counted toward the grant matching funds. The Library can submit a new application or resubmit the previous application, but a letter of intent must be received by the State Library by July 27, 2017.

    Motion to approve resubmitting the previous grant application made by Toni Downs, seconded by Cheryl Gowing; motion passed.

    The Board will seek Village Council approval of the grant resubmission at the next Council Meeting on July 18, 2017.

  2. Construction Update:   Ms. Brown consulted with an arborist who confirmed that the back corner tree could not be saved as part of the construction project, due to proximity to electrical wiring. DERM will be responsible for removing the tree.   The fire sprinkler matter is still under consideration by the Fire Marshall.   Once all plans are finalized, the Village will put the project out for construction bids.

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 am

Respectfully submitted by Cheryl Gowing