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 21 
 on: November 08, 2018, 09:09:47 PM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Mary Beerworth
Best wishes Barbara Murphy as you embark on your next term. Congratulations on winning.
Please defend gun owners, taxpayers and the most vulnerable, as you negotiate the next two years as our State Representative, Mary Beerworth



 22 
 on: November 07, 2018, 11:29:10 AM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Barbara
Thank you to everyone whose vote allows me to continue to serve Fairfax. It truly is my honor. Please continue to reach out to me at bmurphy@leg.state.vt.us whether you voted for me or not. My desire is to be a representative for our community, not just those who cast their vote for me.

 23 
 on: November 06, 2018, 03:36:46 PM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
The Buck Hollers (www.buckhollers.com) bring their Americana roots style music back to El Toro in Morrisville this Sat., Nov. 10, 7-9. In addition to folk, bluegrass, country, and Irish classics, come check out some of our new tunes and enjoy great local and authentic Mexican cuisine. 

 24 
 on: November 05, 2018, 01:39:55 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth

 

Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
November 7, 2018
3:30 PM –  The Fairfax Room
AGENDA


•   Call to Order

•   Approval of minutes of October 18, 2018 meeting

•   Business
o   Executive Session:  Personnel
o    Budget
o   Strategic Planning

•   Adjourn



 25 
 on: October 23, 2018, 11:00:04 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Unapproved Minutes
FCL Trustees’ Meeting
October 18, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 6:30. Present were: Pat Gallant, Liz Griffin, Christina Fearon, Eric Foreman, Ellen Holmes-Henry.

There was neither correspondence nor public input.

The minutes of the previous trustees’ meeting were reviewed and approved after a motion to approve by Ellen.

Ellen raised several points.  Should the library have a ‘nut-free zone’ sign?  Should there be a policy concerning allergy provoking foods in the library space?

She had several thoughts regarding the expansive library windows. She wondered if a bullet proof film could be applied to the windows   what the cost of installation would be.  Or, could several of the windows be covered totally  to reduce the number available for access. Remotely controlled blinds was mentioned  at the Joint Board meeting and was reviewed.

On another note she  acknowledged  having a library item overdue for a long time and was impressed that she received a letter reminding her of her lapse. 

At 6:45 the trustees went into executive session to discuss personnel and budgetary concerns regarding personnel.
The trustees came out of executive session at 8:15.

The trustees selected three qualified candidates from the pool of applicants to call for interviews.  Liz and Ellen, along with John Tague and Brad Ducheff will conduct these initial  interviews.  For the next step, all Trustees will interview the final candidate(s) and make the final decision.  Trustees will submit possible interview questions to Chris. John and Brad and Joy Mercer  will be asked for their input in regard to the interview questions.  Chris will collate the questions and distribute them to the interviewers. Interviews will be held within the next three weeks, with a decision to be made mid-November.

Eric presented a  draft of the 2019-2020 budget for the trustees review, which was discussed and modified as a first draft.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20.

Respectfully submitted

Elizabeth Griffin, Secretary

 26 
 on: October 22, 2018, 05:22:41 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
Reminder: Wednesday, Oct. 24th at 5:30pm is the deadline to sign up for a share of Halloween Candy and/or to bring in donations. Thank you to everyone who has already donated.

To sign up for any programs at the Fairfax Community Library call 849-2420 or email Nicole at libraryprograms@fwsu.org

Tuesday, October 23, 9:30-10:30am: Preschool Story Hour: Special Music with Caitlin
Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary for Story Hour.

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4pm: STEM Club:Flying Tumbler
Kids age 6+ will create a “Flying Tumbler”, a gravity powered flying machine, with local inventor Ralph Lemnah. Must register.

Thursday, October 25, 3-4pm: Crafternoon: Pumpkin Decorating
Kids ages 6+ will decorate mini pumpkins, always a favorite craft. Space is limited.  Please register early.

Tuesday, October 30, 9:30-10:30am: Preschool Story Hour: Pumpkins
Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary for Story Hour.

Wednesday, October 31, 5-7pm: Trick-or-Treat at the Library
The Library will be open on Halloween for Trick-or-Treating, bathroom breaks, and a spot to warm up if it’s chilly. We will offer both candy and non-candy alternatives for those with food allergies. You can show off your costumes and have your picture taken too!


 27 
 on: October 19, 2018, 11:15:35 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Charles Emery Tilton, 86 passed away Monday October 15, 2018 at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, VT with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 30, 1932 in Waterville VT son of the late Howard and Marjorie (Eldred) Tilton.

Charles believed in preserving the family legacy of hard work, determination, and conservation.
He was proud of his military service during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 46, Johnson VT. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Green Mountain Aerie #3210 Jeffersonville. He provided for his family by using the land for gardens, trees for wood / cedar & spruce oil / shingles, by his expertise as a heavy equipment operator. He learned his trade by working for G.W. Tatro Construction, H.A. Manosh, Pike Industries, Engelberth Construction, and Pizzagalli Construction and several others until his retirement. He was known to share his opinion about how things used to be done and how they’re done today. He was always telling parents of little children to let them be kids while visiting him, no rules at his home and the candy jar was always filled on the counter. He admired the talents of those who could write or play music; build things themselves, could live off the land. It didn’t matter to him if they were native Vermonter, or new to Vermont. He held Waterville close to his heart and was quick to remind anyone of the area’s history. Family reunions and family holiday meals were his favorite events so he could talk to one and all, and see the newest members of the ever expanding Tilton family.

He is survived by his son Orin Tilton and wife Deb; his son Jay Tilton and wife Lisa, his daughter Kitty Tilton and fiancé Randy Benson, Sr., his son Ron Tilton and friend Mary Cassidy; his brother Amos Tilton and wife Evelyn of Waterville, his sister Juanita Cutting and husband Dayton of Jeffersonville, his brother Lloyd “Pete” Tilton and wife Sandy of South Carolina; his grand children: Michelle Frennier and husband Scott, Michael Tilton and wife Elizabeth Collman, Jason Tilton and fiancé Billy-Jo Taylor, Chris Tilton and friend Jessica Hathaway, Joshua Tilton and fiancé Amanda Jette, Jennifer Tilton and friend, Jared Anderson and friend Tammy Salls, Chelsea Anderson, Amelia Tilton and friend Darren Silcock, Lyle Tilton and wife Shannon, Lydia Tilton and friend Jacob Fontaine, Ellabea Tilton, Nathanial “Nate” Tilton, Sadie Jane Tilton; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends Dave Thompson, and his cat Pepper.

He was also predeceased by his wife Ellen Tilton, his son Scott Tilton, and his sister Theresa Tilton.

An overwhelming thank you to his sister Juanita Cutting and husband Dayton for their loving care and hospitality after Charles’ home fire in March 2018; to Home Health & Hospice of Lamoille County; to his compassionate care team at Copley Hospital, Morrisville VT.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday October 23, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Waterville Union Church of Waterville. Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday October 24, 2018 at the Waterville Union Church of Waterville with Chaplain Alden Lunar and Pastor Devon Thomas officiating. Inurnment will be held later at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Charles’s memory may be made to the: Waterville Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Ward, 1273 Lapland Road, Waterville, VT 05492 Waterville Union Church c/o Treasurer, 37 Church Street, Waterville VT 05492.
The family invites you to share your memories and online condolence by visiting www.awrfh.com.
To send flowers to the family of Charles Tilton, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

 28 
 on: October 17, 2018, 04:45:02 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
You are welcome at the Fairfax Community Library. Please join us for these upcoming events. To register for any events, or for more information, call the library at 849-2420 or email Nicole at libraryprograms@fwsu.org

Thursday, October 18, 6:30-7:30pm: Family STEAM Night- Rocks and Minerals
Join us for this great family program, where each month parents and children visit stations with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math (STEAM) activities. This month's theme is Rocks and Minerals. We will be investigating the properties of different rocks with hands-on experiments. Please register.

Saturday, October 20, 9-11am: Tech Help
Get help with individual tech questions. You can ask any technological question and/or bring in a device with which you need help. You will be ably assisted by our techie, Josiah. Call to reserve a half hour time slot, or drop in.

Saturday, October 20, 11:30-12:30pm: Fall Recipe Swap and Potluck
Bring in your favorite fall recipe, the one that makes your house smell so good, the one that always reminds you of crisp mornings and warm sweaters. We can make copies of recipes here at the library to share with others. And, if you are able, bring in a dish to share and we will host a potluck style meal at the library for lunch. (We kindly ask that you avoid nuts/nut products.) We also encourage bringing your own plate-ware for a no-waste meal.

Tuesday, October 23, 9:30-10:30am: Preschool Story Hour: Special Music with Caitlin
Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary for Story Hour.

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4pm: STEM Club:Flying Tumbler
Kids age 6+ will create a "Flying Tumbler", a gravity powered flying machine, with local inventor Ralph Lemnah. Must register.

Thursday, October 25, 3-4pm: Crafternoon: Pumpkin Decorating
Kids ages 6+ will decorate mini pumpkins, always a favorite craft. Space is limited. Please register early.

 29 
 on: October 16, 2018, 09:39:01 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Unapproved Minutes
Joint Board Meeting, Fairfax Community Library
October 11, 2018
The meeting was called to order at 6:30. Present were: John Tague, Brad Ducheff, Kathy
Muehl, Joy Mercer, Emily Diguilo, Christina Fearon, Pat Gallant, Sandy Alexander and Liz
Griffin.
Voting members: Kathy Muehl, Liz Griffin, Pat Gallant and Sandy Alexander.
There was neither public input nor correspondence.
The minutes of the April 2018 meeting were reviewed and Kathy made a motion to accept them
as written, and the motion passed.
Library Safety Update
All library staff (school and community library) attended the recent ALICE workshop.
Emily reported that there is a library non school hours safety policy that was begun by Debbie
Landauer and Pat Gallant. When it is completed the School Resource Office and John Tague
will be asked to review it.
John reported that work on moving his office to the main lobby (and the area where the current
conference room is) will begin soon. A grant of $25000 for school safety improvements will be
used for this. Amy Plog will also use this office and will manage the buzzer for both the school
and the library. The library door will be open and buzzer not used after school.
What to do about the expanse of windows was discussed. Replacing the current window glass
with glass that reduces the ability to see the interior of the library was discussed. However, this
type of glass would need periodic replacement. Purchasing motorized shades is also being
considered. Although the cost is about $5000, they would be essentially permanent, which
might make a more cost effective investment. Perhaps the cost could be shared between school
and town. It will be further discussed as we prepare the budget.
School Policies Update
There were no new school policy updates to be discussed.
Facilities Committee
The Facilities Committee did not meet over the summer and held its first meeting at the end of
September. There is a plan to do some sort of community outreach to ascertain what the
community is interested vis a vis the development/improvement of the school buildings There
has been no new architectural involvement as of yet. A plan might perhaps be available in
11/2019. Eric Foreman plans to attend these meetings for the Library Trustees.
New Business
The library has hired an interim Library Director Emily Diguiglo, whose contract will last until
Thanksgiving. We have also rehired Nicole Vance as program director. She will work 10 hours
and her contract will end at Thanksgiving, but may be
In light of these changes, the assistant librarian’s hours have been increased to 25 hours.
These changes create the opportunity for the trustees to rethink how the library is staffed.
One thought is to make the Library Director a full time, 40 hour job, and perhaps have the
Director assume some programming responsibilities, collaborating with a Program Director.
Plans for the future of the program director’s position will be made once the Library Director has
been hired.
An advertisement for a permanent Director has been placed in Seven Days, along with the
Vermont Libraries website, and any applications are due no later than October 18.
Both town manager Brad Ducheff, and high school principal John Tague have agreed to be on
the interview committee.
Once we have hired a new Director, the strategic plan for the Community Library will be edited
and extended for another year.
Quarterly Reports
Joy Mercer reported a highly successful Dorothy Canfield Fisher event with both elementary
and middle school students. Both groups played a game which involved troubleshooting,
problem solving and collaboration, and Joy reported that the participants were fully engaged in
the game.
The volunteer who has been working in the library has been of great help to the library
performing a variety of tasks successfully.
The library now has software that is able to to do an audit of our collection. It can, for instance,
indicate which books had or had not been used over a period of years, thus facilitating weeding
the collection. It can also order the books by publication year, which is valuable information for
evaluating science books.
Emily Diguilo reported that she attended a workshop about writing the library’s annual report to
the state.
After school programs and evening/weekend programs are back in full swing. Story time
continues.
During September 43 new patrons joined the library.
The library’s new website is up and functioning and has a new look.
Next meeting dates
The next Trustees’ meeting will be October 18, at which time the applicants for Library Director
and the budget will be discussed.
The next Joint Board meeting will be April 11, 2019.
Brad noted that it is important for all of us on the various town committees be aware of each
other’s work as we all work together for the common goal of the good of the Fairfax community.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:15.
Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Griffin

 30 
 on: October 16, 2018, 08:27:37 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth

 

Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
October 18, 2018
6:30 PM –  The Fairfax Room
AGENDA


•   Call to Order

•   Approval of minutes of Sept. 13, 2018 meeting

•   New Business
o   Executive  Session:  Personnel
o   Launch Budget Drafting Process

•   Adjourn



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