Warren-Newport Public Library District
Board of Trustees
Committee Report Form
Committee: Buildings and Grounds Committee
Date and Location of Meeting: Thursday, February 12, 2014; McCullough Board Room
Members Attending: Bob Diehl, Trustee; Socrates Rivers, Chair
Administration/Staff/Public: Ryan Livergood, Library Director; Noreen Reese; Kevin Getty; their were 5
Citizens in attendance.
Summary of Meeting: The meeting was called to order at 1:07 P.M.
1. Freedom Shrine: Deputy Director Reese stated the Exchange Club is waiting for the new items
and will be ready by end of February 2015. The Exchange Club would like to do a dedication
sometime in March/April 2015.
2. Staff Lounge and Technical Services Renovations: Kevin Getty updated the committee on the
following: The board allocated $12,500 towards this project but the projects will be postponed
and added to the 2015/2016 overall capital project budget. The $12,500 that was allocated at this
moment: $5,000 towards Light and Light fixture replacement. The remaining funds $7,500 will be
held until board decides on another project.
3. Disaster Plan: Still working on the Disaster Plan and should be finished by end of February 2015.
4. Other Items: 1. Snowplowing: Director Livergood expressed concerns about contractor’s
performance. Trustee also mentioned additional options for snow removal. The board may want
to rebid contract but will have to wait and see. 2. Trustee Diehl expressed concern in regards to
additional emergency egress in certain locations within the library. It was mentioned this should
be added to next fiscal year capital budgeting process.
What’s Next? (Owner-Action Items-Deadline)
Recommendation for Board Action, if any (state in the form of a motion[s]):
The meeting was adjourned at 2:04 P.M.
Socrates Rivers, Chair