Mediatech Minutes, February 2009
The meeting was called to order at 7:12 PM by Warren Buckleitner. In attendance, Trustees (voting) Lou, Mike H., Chris and Warren; Guests (non voting) Carol, Bob, Dar and Alese.
Lou Hosta went over the results of last yearâ€™s audit and reported that it passed his inspection. However, although he would like further clarification about the accounting from Mike Holk for the 2009. year. Mike and Lou will meet at Mikeâ€™s office to review the 2009 audit.
Two significant donations were reported — $3500 from the Large Foundation, and $1000 from Anne Thomas, bringing our balance to $6,554.48. Mike estimates that we have 18 months at the current staffing level. The report was filed for audit.
Supervisorâ€™s Report: Carol Wachter, Supervisor reported that Mediatech is currently being used by two groups â€” VITA (tax help for Seniors during mornings) and the Hunterdon Hispanos (computer training on Wednesday nights).
* Circulation: 550 games are now cataloged and available for the interlibrary loan through Jersey Cat. She filed the following circulation and attendance numbers.
* Attendance: January 09: 216. . It appears that Wednesdays and Fridays are the busier days. 95 items were checked out during the month.
Flemington Free Public Wi-Fi Project. Bob Flisser reported on his progress in creating some Wi-Fi zones in Flemington. Warren reported that a check for $1000 from the Borough arrived (not yet reflected in the balance) that will be used for this project. The board moved that Bob should begin work, keeping receipts for any purchased items and reporting to the treasurer; and that progress will be reported at the next board meeting. (Warren/Chris).
Carol reported the need for additional staffing, to be paid for by Mediatech during the summer. She recommended the need for an additional 150 hours, at an approximate cost of $2000 Mediatech. The board approved this expenditure (Mike/Lou).
Warren reported that he had received a thank you card from Briteside to Mediatech for the use of the projector and help with Wii software.
Summer Fundraiser Gala Plans
Warren passed around a document called â€œMediatech Foundation Presents a five year anniversary gala that included feedback from former board members and community members. The Good Old Days in the 21st Centuryâ€ which can be download from the website, for those interested in the full report. The board concluded the meeting with some brainstorming, deciding to would try for the â€œlow expectationsâ€ model â€” to try have a small gathering in the courthouse, sell some tickets and have food catered in conjunction with the Lindbergh flight recreation. If we get help, we can expand the effort.
Several board members got their hands dirty by moving software into the basement and taking down the old shelves. There is still more work to be done (and also some painting…) if anyone wants to drop in.