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02-26-1962 February 26, 1962 283 The Board of Trustees of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library met at 4:45 F.M. on Monday, February 26th, 1962, in the Librarianl.s Office. Members present were Mrs. Roach, Mrs. Swartz, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Shannon, besides the Librarian and Secretary of the Board, Miss Caffey. Mr, Shannon presided. Minutes of the January 29th meeting were approved as read. Miss Caffey read a letter written to the Allied Construction Company on February 1st informing them that the roof on the Library Annex must be re— paired by February 9th or drastic steps would be taken by the Library Board, Mr. Taylor reported that on February 8th Joe Anaya called him and said that his uncle would repair the mot on the 9th. Apparently this was not done as the mof leaked during the last rain. Mr. Shannon instructed Mr. Taylor to call Joe Anaya, and to tell him that the mof must be repaired within 2 days, otherwise the Board would have the work done, and the bill would be sent to the Allied Construction Company. Mr. Taylor reported that he had received 3 bids for tiling the floor in the Library Annex: Las Cruces Carpet Company $283.56; Stryker's $249.30; Las Cruces Furniture Company $276.00(this bid waa given verbally). Mr. Taylor further reported on the painting to be done in said building. As Ramon Buono still owe the Library $100 rent on the East Court Strtet House, he wftl work this out in paintin0l;( , fterier of the new Drake Offices; the exterior to be painted at $1.80pa�iinus what he might owr0on the balance from the interior painting. He will fill the nrakks, replace several vi.gas, etc. Mrs. Roach moved that Mr. Taylor be authorized to make the arrangements for the necessary repairs in the areas of the Library Annex to be occupied by Dr, Drake, including the interior painting, floor tile workp 11gUing;,and the necessary carpentry alterations, and further make the arrangements for repainting the exterior of the whole building. Mrs. Swartz seconded. Motion carried. Mrs. Swartz reported on the proposed landscaping of the Library grounds by the San Isidro Garden Club. The Committee from the Club had met with Mr. Bryant and Miss Caffey, and inspected the grounds. Mr. Bryant has made a list of plants and where they will be planted; prices had been obtained from the Garden Center Nursery. The initial grant from Sears Roebuck would be for $200.00, which would provide some planting in the front yard, comer lot and side yard on the north side of the Building. The Club has sent the plans to the District Supervisor, and if the money is granted, work should be started by the and of May or the first of June. Official sanction had been given by the City Commissioi. The City Horticulturist will cooperation with the Garden Club. He had met with the Committee, and told them that the City would prepared the soil and furnish the labob. Mr. Taylor reported that Mr. Bartheld is working on plana for the mural he to to paint over the old stage. Miss Caffey reported that metal Venetian blinds for the Library workmom had been ordered from the Lae Cruces Furniture Company, Miss Caffey was instructed to ask the City Clerk to have the trimmings from the shrubbery and other trash removed from the grounds of the house at 406 West Las Cruces, Mr, Taylor reported on the deplorable condition of the fence in front of the house at 331 East Court. Mrs. R&Wh moved that Mr. Taylor be authorized to to investiage the repairing or replacing of said fence, Mrs. Swartz seconded. Motion carried. 284 Miss Caffey reported that she had contacted the City Manager con- cerning the repairing of the Library flagpole. He told her that he would look into the matter. Financial reports for January @ere distributed. As there was no further business//,'',,,�the meeting adjourned, �Hel0 Ca Secretary