Minutes of the Meeting of the Fitzwilliam Library Trustees November 7, 2016

Present: Nick Noyes, Dick Goettle, Richard Mays, Barbara Green, Susan Curtin—alternate, and Director Kate Thomas
Absent: none

The meeting was called to order at 6pm in the Quick Meeting Room of the library.

Carl Gravina, our investment advisor, explained his reasons for and the process of leaving Wells Fargo Advisors for Steward Partners Global Advisory. He continued with an explanation of what that meant for us should we decide to keep him as our investment advisor.
He clarified what it meant to have Raymond James as the custodian of our assets. After he left, we unanimously agreed to keep him as our investment advisor. Barbara Green has the packet of information to start the transfer and will be in contact with Carl Gravina’s office as needed.

The Trustees reviewed and signed the manifest.
The Librarian’s spread sheet of library spending was reviewed.

The Trustees reviewed, amended, and approved as amended the minutes of the October 3, 2016, Trustee meeting.

The Trustees reviewed and discussed the final version of the 2017 budget. Dick Goettle summarized the Nov. 3 meeting with the Town Budget Committee.

Kate Thomas suggested Ann McEntee be appointed a trustee to fill out Gail Landy’s term. The Trustees agreed and Nick Noyes will write a letter to the selectmen.