TRUSTEES IN ATTENDANCE:††††††††††††††††† Hon. Burton C. Conner, Jim Wilder &
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James T. Walker, Paula A. Lewis, Commissioner
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† & Johnathan Ferguson, Esquire
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:††††††††††††††††††††† Nora J. Everlove, Librarian & Lynn T. Atkinson,
††††††††††† Mr. Walker moved to approve the March 4, 2011 minutes as presented.† Mr. Wilder seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
II.††††††† FINANCIAL REPORTS:
††††††††††† Mr. Wilder moved that the Financial Reports January 2011 be approved as presented.† Ms. Lewis seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
††††††††††† Ms. Everlove reported that revenues are up and our balance is creeping up.† She commented that there are outstanding expenditures that are not yet reflected in our balance.
III.†††††† CHAIRMANíS POSITION:†††††††††††
††††††††††† Judge Conner made an official announcement that effective March 1, 2011 he is a sitting Appellate Court Judge.† He also informed that he has been made an Acting Circuit Court Judge for the next 3 months.† Along this avenue of discussion Judge Conner advised that he had approached Judge Dan Vaughn about sitting as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Law Library.† Judge Vaughn respectfully declined the appointment which leaves the question of a new Chairman up in the air since there are no other resident Circuit Court Judges in St. Lucie County.† Discussion was had on this matter and as Judge Conner is an Acting Circuit Court Judge for the next three months the matter of a new Chairman was tabled until a later date.
††††††††††† In addition Judge Conner broached the matter of Ms. Atkinsonís position as Secretary to the Board, expressing his desire that Ms. Atkinson be retained as the Secretary even if he no longer serves Chairman.† Discussion was had in this matter concerning Ms. Atkinsonís retention as Secretary.† There was a consensus among the Trustees that Ms. Atkinsonís retention would be desirable, however there was no official action taken at this time.
III.†††††† REVENUE STREAM(S):††
††††††††††† Discussion was had concerning reports of the possibility that one of the Libraryís revenue streams may be disrupted due to the fact that the State is running out of money before the end of its current fiscal year.† Any discussion concerning the purchase of additional or reinstatement of subscriptions was tabled until a clearer picture revenue streams is forthcoming.†
IV.†††††† LIBRARIANíS UPDATE:
††††††††††† Ms. Everlove reported that although revenues are up there are still quite a few expenditures that are no reflected on the January 2011 financial reports.†
††††††††††† Judge Conner inquired about the South County Annex.† Ms. Everlove reported that although she had not been there recently she believed all was well.
††††††††††† Mr. Walker inquired if Ms. Everlove and Mr. Wilder had met concerning the needs assessment issue.† Mr. Wilder apologized and advised that he was unable to meet with Ms. Everlove on February 17, 2011 as previously scheduled.† He and Ms. Everlove are now scheduled to meet on March 17, 2011 concerning this matter.
††††††††††† Mr. Wilder reported that he had spoken to Susan Jacobs with the St. Lucie County Public Library and she has agreed to the placement of the Law Library Tri-folds in all Public Library Branches.
††††††††††† Mr. Wilder reported hearing that the Martin County Law Library has e-books.† Ms. Everlove stated that she knew they had online research capabilities but had not heard anything about e-books, but she would be happy to check into the matter and report on it at the next meeting.†††
††††††††††† As there was no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.
DATE:† April ___________, 2010
BURTON C. CONNER, Chairman
JIM WILDER, Member
JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, Member
PAULA A. LEWIS, Member
JAMES T. WALKER, Member