Warren-Newport Public Library District
Board of Trustees
Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Whole Report
Committee, Date, and Location: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, McCullough Board Room
Members Attending: Tom Colwell, George Kotsinis, Sue Niemi, Nancy Sheldon, Ryan Livergood, Jo
Beckwith Absent: Bob Diehl, Andrea Farr Capizzi
Also Attending: Noreen Reese; Kevin Getty
Room occupancy signage has been posted in meeting rooms and study rooms.
Capital projects under consideration. The most pressing priority for next year is the replacement of
servers coupled with an upgrade to Sierra version of the library software. Other important priorities
include: tech services countertops, van carport, electrical work to provide floor outlets, and staff chairs.
Ryan recommends that the next budget include a capital needs assessment.
The Point is currently $4,200 under budget. Quotes for equipment are being gathered. Ryan reported to
the Board that the furniture will be ordered from Library Furniture International, as per Policy 2025. It is
the only source for the furniture that was selected.
The staff room redo is progressing. Counters will be ADA compliant at 34”. The island will remain at 36”.
ADA compliant refrigerators are being researched.
The goal is to coordinate contractor services in the two areas to reduce costs.
What’s Next? (Owner -Action Items -Deadline):
Recommendation(s) for Board Action: None
Agenda item(s) for next Committee of the Whole: