Special Meeting Minutes – May 30, 2017

Regular Meeting Minutes

Northern Saguache County Library District Board

May 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM

                                           Location: Saguache Public Library


Attendees: Board members Kathy Geddes, Secretary; Amy Garoutte, Treasurer; and Megan Riley. Sarah Koehn Frey, Library Director; and Lisa Cyriacks, NSCLD bookkeeper, also attended.


  • Call to Order

Geddes called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

  • Approval of Agenda

Garoutte moved to approve the agenda as written; Riley seconded; motion passed unanimously.

  • New Business
    • Crestone Land Purchase Discussion (All)

Discussion focused on the plot of land in Tract 1, Crestone, which the NSCLD would like to purchase from the Town of Crestone. Koehn Frey related her recent conversation with a Town of Crestone Trustee, who suggested it may be in the library’s best interest to purchase more than a 1-acre plot to allow for green space, an alley-way, and parking. After looking at different configurations, Garoutte suggested the NSCLD make an offer on a plot 201.98’ (the width of Tract 1) x 300’. Discussion then turned to how much to offer. Cyriacks has done research on similarly sized plots in Baca Grande Chalet 1 (the closest comparable land to the Tract 1 plot) and found they are going for $4,000-$10,000/acre. Geddes reminded the board that the initial appraisal for Block 59 (the acre-plot the NSCLD initially wished to purchase) was $12,000, and suggested the land values may be slightly higher in Crestone than in the Baca Grande. Garoutte then made a motion to authorize Koehn Frey to commit the NSCLD to a purchase agreement with the Town of Crestone for up to $15,000 for the north 300 feet of Tract 1. Riley seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. Geddes asked the board what number the negotiations should start at, and the board agreed on $13,000 as an initial offer. The number is based on money the NSCLD has in hand and what comparable lots are selling for.

Garoutte and possibly Riley will attend the Town of Crestone board meeting on June 12 with Koehn Frey.


  • Public Input

There was no public present.

  • Adjourn

Garoutte moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:45; Riley seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.