April Minutes

April 20, 2017

Present: Deb Nagle, Sandy Goehle, Mike Braell, Courtney Marr, Robin Lindstrom,  Patricia Baynes-Director, Jennifer Voss-Clerk of the Works

Excused: Kathy Wooden, Shawn Williams, Carolyn Bradstreet

 

Reports:

Meeting Minutes:

Upon a motion duly made and seconded, the meeting minutes of March 16, 2017 were approved as corrected.

 

Director's Report:

Upon a motion duly made and seconded, the Director's report for March 2017 was approved.

 

Treasurer's Report:

Upon a motion duly made and seconded, the March 2017 Treasurer's report was approved, including abstract #4, vouchers 2017-68 - 2017-89.

 

Public Comment:

There was no public comment.

 

Committees:

Grants: Grants for matching funds from the New York State Library Construction Program, to assist with ongoing plans for 336 E. Main Street, will be pursued after July 1, 2017.  It was gratefully noted that the recently passed state budget included increased funding for Library support and construction.

 

Building and Grounds: Patricia will contact Jack Close in regards to repair of roofing shingles, damaged in recent wind storms.

   Jennifer provided updates on 336 E. Main St.:  After review and discussion, a motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the proposal for “Asbestos Abatement” from Juliana Environmental. After further discussion, a motion was made, seconded and approved to accept a proposal for “Air Monitoring during Asbestos Abatement” from Envoy Environmental and to work in conjunction with Juliana Environmental. After further discussion, a motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the proposal for “Demolition of the Multi-family house and shed at 336 E. Main St.” from Empire Wrecking. All work at 336 E. Main St. will commence after July 1, 2017. John Page will begin work on a parking lot plan in May, with consideration given to lighting of the proposed parking area. A request was made by and granted to NYSEG to remove the gas and electric meters, within 3 weeks. A request was made by and granted to the Village of Palmyra to remove the water meters. This was done on April 19,2017. ReHouse salvage work will take place after asbestos abatement has taken place. PCL requested the Greene survey company expand their report to allow for an easement agreement with Cynthia Kukuvka. The shed has been partially emptied thanks to efforts of the Vosses and several NHS members from Pal-Mac HS.

  In other discussions, Dave Peck will be contracted with, again, to  provide mowing services at PCL for the summer.

  Patricia has received several proposals for creekside landscaping. Discussion of options will continue.

 

Items for Discussion/Resolution:

  • A discussion of a professional audit of PCL finances will be tabled until Carolyn and Kathy are present.

  • Discussions of a name for the 3rd floor community space will continue.

  • Patricia will contact Donna Kelsey of B and D Art about a pen and ink drawing of PCL when weather improves.

  • A request has been made to move the Canal Town Days Art Show to the PCL 3rd floor space.

  • The Dixie Prittie awards will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at 7:00. Nominees were sent invitations.

  • The Friends of the PCL reported a very successful April Book Sale. Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this possible, including several PCL Board members.

Next meeting-Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sandy Goehle

 

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V.President:
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Secretary:
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Treasurer:
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Alicia Lynch
Sandy Goehle
​Courtney Marr

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