A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

MAPL Trustees Schedule Special Meeting; Building Fund Reserves and Library Itself on the Block

I just received this notice for a special meeting of the library trustees on Wednesday 30 June at 7:30 pm. All the hot button issues (except the elevator) will be discussed.


In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Law (N.J. S. A. 10:4-6), the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 30 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Aberdeen Town Hall, 1 Aberdeen Square, Aberdeen NJ 07747.

Return of monies from the library’s reserve accounts to the municipalities, meeting with the Monmouth County Library System, the status of the search for the new library director and personnel issues will be discussed. Action may be taken.

Note that the meeting is scheduled to be held at Aberdeen Town Hall, not in the library basement. This municipal venue favors the elected officials on the board, in my opinion. And since they are the ones who want to apply the "dormant" monies in the library's building fund to other purposes and then give over the library to the county and be done with it, maybe the venue for Wednesday's meeting should be challenged by members of the board who support the current library development plan? Since the board couldn't meet without public notice, how was this alternate venue approved? Presumably Greg Cannon, Township Councilman, offered the location because a County Freeholder is expected to attend, but what was the process under which his offer was accepted? The notice of meeting is adequate, but I don't see how the change in location could be decided outside of a public meeting of the members.

1 comment:

  1. The library web-site shows the meeting has been cancelled:
    "***PLEASE NOTE***
    Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library scheduled for 7:30pm June 30, 2010 at the Aberdeen Town Hall has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Trustees is scheduled for:

    July 7th at 7:30 pm at the Library"