Cape Vincent Community Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

December 16, 2021


Elizabeth Bolton, President

Carole Jinks, Vice President

Shannon Connerton,Trustee

Kathleen Pierce, Secretary

Mary Titus, Trustee


Amy Pond, Library Director

Mary Rupp, Treasurer



President Bolton called the Trustees’ meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.

Secretary’s Report:

The minutes of the November 18, 2021, meeting were approved on a motion by S. Connerton and seconded by C. Jinks (5-0).

Treasurer’s Report

Trustees reviewed the monthly Treasurer’s Report as of November 30, 2021.  On a motion by K. Pierce and seconded by E. Bolton, the Trustees accepted and approved the Treasurer’s report.  All voting aye (5-0).   

Mary Rupp, Treasurer, shared another draft of the proposed 2022 budget.  Board members reviewed the recommended changes from November’s draft of the budget. The Treasurer will update the table of the proposed 2022 Library budget (income/ expenses) that will be posted on the website.  

Director’s Report: 

  • The Trustees and Director reviewed library policies concerning the Pandemic and clarified questions and procedures to follow regarding safety practices and payroll during the pandemic.
  • Reported on the Compliance Initiative Document from NCLS.  The By Laws and Circulation Policy have been scanned and sent.  The Long-Range Plan and the 2022 budget will be sent before the end of December.
  • Asked the Trustees for approval to use a sub, with pay, when two staff members are not available to work.  The Trustees approved Anita James as a sub.

Next Meeting:

NOTE Change in Date:  Next Trustees’ meeting is January 27, 2022, at

4 p.m. at the Library.


 At 5:25 p.m., E. Bolton asked for a motion to adjourn.  Motion made by C. Jinks and seconded by S. Connerton and carried; all voting aye (5-0). 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Kathleen M. Pierce