RUPERT J. SMITH LAW LIBRARY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY, INC.

                                           Meeting Minutes -  July 6, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.

                                              Honorable Burton C. Conner, Chairman

 

Attendees:                              Honorable Burton C. Conner, Chariman, Jim Wilder, Trustee,  Paula A. Lewis, County Commissioner, Trustee and Lynn T. Atkinson, Secretary

Absentees:                              Anthony Guettler, Trustee, James T. Walker, Trustee and Nora Everlove, Librarian

 

I.          Previous Minutes:

            Minutes for the June 1, 2007 meeting were unanimously approved.

           

II.        St. Lucie West Computer:

            Ms. Everlove has reported that the problems concerning the computer and printer at St. Lucie West concerning have been taken care of.

           

III.       Financial Statement for May 2007:

            Ms. Lewis moved to approve the May 2007 financial statement, Mr. Wilder seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

IV.       Space Needs:

            Judge Conner reported that it is his understanding that  the rather sever budget cutbacks  the County is going to face after the Legislative Special Session this summer, will have no impact on what was previously funded out of this year’s budget for the renovation of the first and second floors of the Old Courthouse.  This is significant because the Law Library is slated to move to the first floor of the Old Courthouse when the renovations are complete.  Judge Conner shared that his understanding is from Judge Roby is that Doug Anderson has communicated that there was a concern after the Legislative Session that there would not be any money to renovate the space that the Law Library is in now once the Law Library moved out, but apparently Mr. Anderson  was able to find enough money in the budget to at least handle the renovations on the first floor of the Courthouse Addition.  There is no money to renovate the third and fourth floors of the Old Courthouse that we are aware of yet, but the understanding is that as far as the first two floors of the Old Courthouse, that was already in this year’s budget, so the legislative impact was not going to impact that. 

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            Ms. Lewis stated that she would need to talk to Mr. Anderson about that, because she is not  sure that she understood what Judge Conner stated was quite the way that she understood it.  Ms. Lewis stated that she will speak to Mr. Anderson and get back to Judge Conner.  Judge Conner further advised that the Clerk, Ed Fry had given him the same information and that the information had come to Judge Roby from Mark Godwin.

 

V.        Shelving Cost:

            Ms. Everlove distributed an e-mail concerning the cost of shelving for the new space and it was discussed.  It was decided that this issue should be tabled until Ms. Everlove could be present

 

VI:      COSA Presentation:

            Mr. Wilder informed that he would get with Mr. Walker to see if he would be able to give the presentation at the COSA Meeting.  It was decided that if Mr. Walker could not speak, then the presentation should be continued.

 

VII:     Thompson/West Back Invoices:

            Ms. Atkinson reported that Eppy had informed her that the problem with the Thompson/West Charges had been worked out and the pending bills would now be paid.

 

            As no further discussion was to be had, the meeting was adjourned.

 

            Dated:   August ______, 2007

 

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            Burton C. Conner, Chairman  

 

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            James T. Walker, Member

 

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            Jim Wilder, Member

 

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            Paula A. Lewis

 

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            Anthony P. Guettler, Member