Library Board Minutes 11/9/20
Pahrump Community Library District
Doris Shirkey, Founder
701 East Street, Pahrump, NV 89048
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting November 9, 2020
Meeting was called to order at 11:03am. Pledge was said. Present were Chris Zimmerman, Bill Newyear, and Susan Wonderly, Janice Painter and Joy Marshall. Marie Long was an excused absent. Guests present were Amy Bruno, Shanna Gibbons, Alysha Wogee, Jennifer Zimmerman, and John Pawlak.
Approval of Agenda/Consent of agenda: Chris Zimmerman asked that the last agenda item of Library policies be modified and postponed due to a possible open meeting law violation. He stated that it is not clear and they are all lumped together and suggests policies should be listed separately and that the Board and public have more time to review them.
There was a split vote between board members and according to Roberts Rules the agenda item must stand. Chris Zimmerman wanted it to be on record that he was a nay and didn’t agree with keeping the agenda as is.
The motion to make changes to the agenda was struck and the board then voted to keep the agenda as is. Janice Painter was the first to approve and Joy Marshall seconded the motion.
Jennifer Zimmerman: She stated that we are violating open meeting laws by having the agenda item as is and she is a witness of it. She stated that what we are changing should be listed and that as a member of the public, she has no idea what is going on. She stated that she will be contraction the commissioners about it.
Approval of minutes of 10/12/20 meeting: Bill Newyear made a motion to accept the minutes of the previous meeting; Janice Painter 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. Janice Painter 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). The letter from OSHA was also discussed about mask wearing issues.
Chris Zimmerman was concerned that his name was listed in the letter and he is just hearing about it now and thought he should have been made aware of the complaint sooner.
Amy Bruno: She stated that we are not being fined and it was just a question for library staff and that’s why it wasn’t brought up to him ahead of time.
Bill Newyear: He suggested in the future that if someone is named specifically that they should be brought to their attention ahead if time.
Emergency Items: None
Review of Current hours and Services: Joy made a motion to keep the hours of operation as is, and Janice Painter seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Continuing Education Policy: Policy was reviewed regarding credits and employee reimbursement. The board came to an agreement that it should be adjusted with new credit and reimbursement amount. Joy made a motion to accept that changes were needed and Bill Newyear seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Bill Newyear: He asked about classes that are only one credit and that he thinks those should have a reimbursement as well and suggested that it be adjusted to $100.00 per credit. Bill made a motion Joy seconded the motion and the motion carried.
The motion was then amended to be $150.00 per credit. The following statement was adopted; $150 per credit reimbursement upon successful completion of a class with a grade of “C” or better (or a pass/fail) instructed at a college or university, approved by the Nevada State Library and Archives. Janice made a motion and Bill Newyear seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Library Policies: Chris Zimmerman feels the board hasn’t had enough time to review the policies.
Susan Wonderly: She suggested that we do 3 policies in a meeting and have them listed individually.
Bill put in a motion to postpone action until December’s meeting, Joy Marshall seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Board Members/Director Comments: None
2nd Public Comment: None
Adjournment: Janice Painter made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Joy Marshall seconded, and the motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 12:02pm.
Submitted by Joy Marshall