Minutes – December 21, 2016 Special Meeting

Special Meeting Minutes

Northern Saguache County Library District Board

December 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM

                                           Location: Saguache Public Library

Attendees: Board members Debbie Westra, Chair; Kathy Geddes, Secretary; Michael Pacheco, Vice-Chair (by telephone) and Megan Riley. Other attendees: Marketing Committee members Richard Adams; Haley and Jake Marcus; and Thom Ontko; and Sarah Koehn Frey, Library Director.


  • Call to Order

Westra called the meeting the meeting to order at 9:15 AM.

  • Approval of Agenda

Riley moved to approve the agenda, Geddes seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  • Executive Session

Geddes moved to go into executive session for the reason of developing strategy for negotiations, instructing negotiators, and determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations (24-6-402(4)(e), C.R.S.). Riley seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. The regular meeting was closed at 9:16 AM.

The Board of Trustees and the Marketing Committee entered into executive session at 9:17 AM.

The Board of Trustees and the Marketing Committee ended the executive session at 10:18 AM.

The Board of Trustees re-entered the regular meeting at 10:19 AM.

  • Action Items

Discussion took of wording for a motion took place amongst the board and Marketing Committee members. Geddes made the following motion: The board of the Northern Saguache County Library District directs Anne Nielsen, real estate agent of the District, to prepare an amendment of the existing land purchase contract for property located at Block 59, Lots 1-6 in Crestone, Colorado, that states the NSCLD will pay a down payment of $15,000 to be paid at closing (with a closing as soon as possible) and a balloon payment of $45,000, plus 5% interest per annum, to be made on or before December 31, 2017, and that Ms. Nielsen is directed to receive response within 24 hours of delivery of this amendment. Motion was seconded by Riley, and passed unanimously.

  • Other Discussion

Geddes thanked all for baking and buying at the recent land purchase fundraiser bake sale. Ontko questioned who is tracking pledges. Riley stated the Marketing Committee would be working on a system at their next meeting (which was scheduled for 1 PM this same day).

  • Public Input

There was no public input.

  • Adjourn

Westra adjourned the meeting at 10:40 AM.