TOWN OF EAST HARTFORD
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 16th, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
Raymond Library, 840 Main St. E. Hartford, CT 06108
PRESENT: Florence Schroeter, Rose Tavtigian, Debra Arrieta, Pat Jones, Librarian, Tony Foran, Valerie Scheer, Esther Clarke, and Charles Casella
ABSENCES: Lisa McMahon and Gloria Visgilio-Lupi
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.
The Commission welcomed new member Esther Clarke.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes of March 19th, 2012 meeting were approved with several spelling corrections.
The Librarian reported that over the next several months he will be reporting on various functions that the Library Staff are required to perform in the course of providing library services to the community.
The Chairman reported that the Town Council had taken actions to accelerate the Library addition. They were: Grant a bid waiver in order to secure the services of Architectural Firm Tuthill and Wells, who were under contract to the Raymond Library Co., and to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the State of Connecticut in order to receive the 4 million dollar State Library Grant.
The Chairman reported that Gloria Visgilio-Lupi, Rose Tavtigian, Debra Arrieta, Pat Jones, Mary Martin, Roy Spiller (Raymond Library Co.) and himself had appeared before the Council in support of those agenda items.
Election of Officers:
Rose Tavtigian was nominated and unanimously elected to the Office of Vice Chairman
- There were no nominations for the Office of Secretary
- Committee membership additions
- Budget and Capitol Planning Committee
Tony Foran and Esther Clarke
- Collections, Composition and Acquisition
Tony Foran reported that he has joined the Committee assigned to review the integration on the many materials and displays now housed in the King Museum and/or in the possession of the Raymond Library Company in order that they may be integrated into the Library as part of Library Addition Project. Tony suggested that all Commission Members would benefit by a “Bowels to Attic” tour of the current facility.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.