Board Resolution

Board Resolution

WHEREAS on April 16, 2020, the Governor of the State of New York issues Executive Order 202.18 continuing temporary suspension and modification of laws relating to the disaster emergency; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the world-wide pandemic underlying the state disaster emergency, the library must remain closed thru May 15, 2020 unless later extended by a future Executive Order; and

WHEREAS, the board has duly reviewed the budget considerations of reducing operations and continuing regular pay during the state of emergency; and

WHEREAS, the board recognizes that to best serve its area of service and protect the health of the community and its employees, employees are directed to report to work remotely or to be on-call but not report to work during routine hours; and

WHEREAS, the library is a community resource for critical information at this time, and must remain ready to respond to community needs as is within its capacity and budget,

BE IT RESOLVED that the board shall continue to compensate full and part-time staff as allowed by law and provided by the policy for Quarantine Leave and Paid Leave During Emergency Closure between March 18, 2020 and May 15, 2020; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that library fines and fees will not accrue during the closure and for one week following the closure and will be waived after the library reopens; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the library director and the Board of Trustees shall maintain ongoing communication and monitor the best approach to address safety and operational concerns, and shall inform the full board of same; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the board shall reconvene on May 14, 2020 to reconsider the continuation of compensation in light of what may be needed for the community and the library to recover from the state of emergency and return to normal operations.