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Minutes from February 22nd Library Board Meeting 

The Jackson Parish Library Board of Control met on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at the Jonesboro Branch of the Jackson Parish Library for the regular monthly board meeting. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Massey, Board President. Members present: Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Standley, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Crawley, and Mrs. Massey. Also present was Floyd Knox, Judy Robertson, and Teresa Carroll. Members absent: Mrs. Essmeier, Mrs. Nunn, and Mr. Chatham
Mrs. Cooper led the invocation.
The Board recognized Mrs. Regina Rowe from the Police Jury who was present for public comments.
Mrs. Rowe wanted to say that she appreciated Mrs. Carolyn Crawley very much and presented her with a gift and certificate of appreciation from the Police Jury for her service to Jackson Parish.
There being no other public comments, the Board proceeded with the proposed Agenda.
Mrs. Cooper made the motion to approve the minutes for the January 18, 2022 regular board meeting. Mrs. Standley seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Crawley made the motion to accept the January financial reports. Mrs. Jenkins seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
Mrs. Massey made the motion to accept the January statistical reports. Mrs. Cooper seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
The Director presented the Board with bids for projects to be completed at the Chatham branch.
Mrs. Lisa Nunn joined the board meeting.
After reviewing the bids for projects to be done at the Chatham library branch, Mrs. Standley made the motion to accept the bid of $63,500 from Triad Builders to complete the following specific projects:
Replace (22) exterior columns, interior and exterior painting, replace (19) Downspouts, fix leak into the children’s area, and build workroom cabinets. Mrs. Cooper seconded. All yes. Motion carried.
The Director updated the Board on the current projects.
Angela Walsworth was on hand to give the Board an update on the LSU Ag StoryWalk collaboration for Chatham. She received word that Jackson Parish was chosen to receive 1 of 3 StoryWalk’s given away around the state. The Board President and Library Director thanked her for all of her hard work in making this huge collaboration with the community a success.
The Library Director presented Mrs. Carolyn Crawley with a plague in recognition of over 30 years of service as Library Board member for the Jackson Parish Library. The Library Board and Staff all thank her for her many years of dedicated service.
Mrs. Cooper made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Jenkins seconded. All yes. Motion carried.


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