Library Board Minutes 01/11/21
Pahrump Community Library District
Doris Shirkey, Founder
701 East Street
Pahrump, Nevada 89048
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting January 11, 2021
Meeting was called to order at 10:09. Pledge was said. Present were Chris Zimmerman, Bill Newyear, Susan Wonderly, Janice Painter and Joy Marshall and Marie Long (Zoom). Guests present were Amy Bruno, Shanna Gibbons, Alysha Wogee and various members of the public.
Approval of Agenda/Consent of agenda: (Written and approved by Chris Zimmerman) Joy Marshall was the first to approve the Agenda as written and Janice Painter seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Leo Blundo: He stated that he had an issue with wording agenda when it came to the wording concerning weapons. He said that we need to be respectful of people’s constitutional rights, and it was a new year let’s move on.
Approval of minutes of 12/14/20 meeting: Bill Newyear made a motion to accept the minutes of the previous meeting; Joy Marshall seconded and the motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report: (attached) Susan noted that the current report is attached and it was reviewed.
Vouchers were signed by board members that were present. Joy Marshall made a motion to accept the signing of the vouchers; Bill Newyear seconded and the motion carried.
Librarian’s report: Susan discussed the Librarian’s Report (attached).
Emergency Items: Susan reported that there was a suspected water leak in the back of the building and that the repair would come from the capital projects.
Review of Current Hours and Services: The board agreed that the hours should stay as is and can change later if we feel the need to.
Extension of Pahrump Community Library – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Policy: Susan asked if we could extend the policy until March 2021. It was suggested that it remain ongoing until further notice. Joy Marshall made a motion to accept the change, Bill Newyear seconded and the motion carried.
Mission Statement and Goals: No changes.
Who May Use the Library: No changes.
Services of the Library: The word “necessary” is to be stricken from item one, due to better grammar.
Responsibilities and Authorities of the Board: Added was “No board member or committee member of the Pahrump Community Library shall derive any personal prophet or gain, directly or indirectly, by reason of his or her participation on the Board” Joy Marshall made a motion and Bill Newyear seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Patron Responsibilities and Conduct:
Change proposed by board: Replace the first bullet point under the section entitled, “The following are prohibited” by striking “Weapons” and replacing with “Illegally carried weapons.”
Bruce B., Carl D., Mark Kampf, Brian Shoemake, David Hiebert, and Richard B. – They spoke of their concerns regarding not allowing guns in the library.
Chris Zimmerman: He made a motion to amend “illegal weapons” to the following sentence, “illegal weapons as defined by the N.R.S. and the Constitution of the United States.” Bill Newyear made a motion to accept the change, Joy Marshall seconded and the motion carried.
Change proposed by policy liaison and/or staff: Change the sentence on the sixth bullet point under the section entitled, “The following are prohibited” to strike “in designated area (drinks & snacks available for purchase in Reader’s Nook or during meeting held in meeting rooms).” and replace with “beverages in spill-proof containers.”
Changes proposed were no snacks and drinks without spill-proof container prohibited. Bill Newyear made a motion to accept the change, Joy Marshall seconded and the motion carried.
Change proposed by policy liaison and/or staff: Remove the second bullet point under the section entitled, “The following restrictions apply” by striking “Briefcases, daypacks, and book bags must be checked in at the circulation desk.” Bill Newyear made a motion to accept the change, Joy Marshall seconded and the motion carried.
Board Member/Director Comments: Susan is working on a resolution for a new fund for the book mobile and she will do further research on the N.R.S. code.
2nd Public Comment:
Leo Blundo: He thanked the board for listening.
Adjournment: Janice Painter made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Joy Marshall seconded, and the motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:52am.
Submitted by Joy Marshall