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06-29-1976 �j lu THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY LAS CRUCES. NEW MEXICO 88001 LIBRARY BOARD MEETING, JUNE 29, 1976 Notice is hereby given that there will be a Library Board meeting on Tuesday, June 29, 1976 at 4:00 p.m. , in the librarian's office. The agenda is as follows: AGENDA Unfinished Business: 1. Leases and Branigan Estate Miscellaneous Business: 1. Tours, Meetings and Speeches New Business: 1. Children's Services 2. Personnel 3. Circulation 4. Exhibits 5. Gifts 6. Library Building 7. Other New Business - 1 - 1 THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY 2 Las Cruces, New Mexico 3 June 29, 1976 4 5 The Board of Trustees of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library met in the 6 librarian's office at Branigan Library, Tuesday, June 29, 1976 at 4:00 p.m. 7 Members present were: Mrs. Priestley, Mrs. Roach, Mrs. King, the librarian 8 and Secretary of the Board, Don Dresp, and his secretary, Cathy Jacobs. Ray 9 Riordan, Deputy City Attorney, was also present. The meeting was called to 10 order by the chairman, Mrs. Priestley. 11 Mrs. Priestley asked if there were any additions or corrections to the 12 Board minutes of May 25. Mrs. Roach moved that the minutes of May 25 be 13 approved as read and Mrs. King seconded the motion. The minutes were approved. 14 Copies of several items of interest were handed out or previously mailed 15 to the Board. 16 Under Unfinished Business, the following was discussed: 17 1. Leases and Branigan Estate. Mr. Riordan discussed the SWIG lease 1` 18 stating that the money and time for the lease (25 years) were fixed unless 19 the leasee volunteered to change the terms of the lease. He said since SWIG 20 had an option to renew for 25 years, the City negotiated with them on the land. 21 Some of the Branigan rental property has been reduced as SWIG is only leasing 22 the land on the east side of Valley Drive. `A 23 SWIG needed the land they were leasing for extra space for a baleyard that 24 might be needed in the future. It is a good location for the baleyard because 25 it is dangerous to haul cotton across large intersections. 26 The Sheriff's Posse lease ends at midnight, June 30. A representative 27 from the Sheriff's Posse has approached the City about renewing their lease. 28 At the July 6 City Commission meeting, a representative from the Sheriff's Posse 29 will address the City Commission on the renewal of the lease. 30 The land that the Model Airplane Club uses has been returned to the 31 Branigan estate. Mr. Riordan said that the City hopes to find a suitable area 32 for the model airplane people to use. The Branigan. land tract on the west side - 2 - F 1 of Valley Drive is valuable and has commercial possibilities for the library. ` 2 Mrs. Roach asked if the City still had water rights to this leased land 3 and Mr. Riordan said that they did, that Elephant Butte Irrigation included the 4 whole tract. The City pays water rights annually. 5 Mrs. King asked why the lease was changed from the Las Cruces Development 6 Company to SWIG. Mr. Riordan explained that the Las Cruces Development Co. 7 had the option to renew for 25 more years and this land could be assigned to 8 a responsible tenant and the City had no reason to believe that SWIG would not 9 be a responsible tenant. 10 Mrs. Priestley asked Mr. Riordan if a suit could be filed against SWIG 11 for paying such little rent. If a suit was filed, it would get attention and 12 something might be done. 13 Mr. Riordan said that this would not be feasible as the lease is legal and 14 that the City Commission would not make future long term leases for a 25 year 15 period. 16 Mrs. King asked why no one objected to SWIG renting the land for such a 17 little price. Mr. Riordan said that the City had no choice as Las Cruces VIAW 18 Development Company had never fallen behind on their rent and they had the 19 option to renew and did so. Then Las Cruces Development Company bowed out 20 and said that SWIG was the real user and for the City to deal with SWIG. Mr. 21 Riordan said they couldn't have refused to do this because it is a proper 22 right for someone to sublease to a responsible tenant. He also said that it 23 would not be equitable to go to court. 24 There were no further questions on the lease and Mrs. Priestley thanked 25 Mr. Riordan for coming to the Board meeting. 26 The librarian said that he had attended the City Commission meeting of 27 June 21 as the Sheriff's Posse lease was on the agenda. The lease was brought 28 up at 10:15 p.m. and there was no one from the Posse to address the Commission. 29 Under Miscellaneous Business, the following was discussed: 30 The librarian attended a Drug Commission meeting May 27. June 4, he 31 attended a Border Regional Library Association meeting in Anthony and on June 32 10, the Dona Ana Arts Council meeting. - 3 - 1 June 15, the librarian and Bertha Sanchez taped radio spots in English 2 and Spanish on Branigan services for KOBE. 3 June 22, the librarian gave a speech on library services to the Lions Club 4 and June 23, he and Mary Lu Leger reviewed books on KOBE'd "Coffee Time." 5 July 2, there will be a 20 minute show on Branigan Library on "Que Pass" 6 channel 22 with Sandy Hester and the librarian. 7 Under New Business, the following was discussed: 8 1. Children's Services. The librarian said that 1,614 young people had 9 attended the June programs. "Rio Grande" the New Mexico Bicentennial film, was 10 shown at Branigan June 24 and 25 with 130 people viewing it. 11 The librarian mentioned several July and August programs. Gen. Hugh Milton 12 will present a slide presentation and talk on Flags of America Thursday, July 1. 13 NMSU Children's Theatre will present scenes from Androcles and the Lion Friday, 14 July 2, and Saturday, July 3, J. Paul Taylor, of the Library Board, will present 15 "A Look at New Mexico's Past." Mrs. Priestley, of the Library Board, will 16 present "Authors Tell Their Own Stories" along with Mrs. Jennie Curry Wednesday, 17 July 7. Friday, July 9, there is a stuffed toy parade for 2, 3 & 4 year-olds %W 18 with a special animal story hour following. 19 May 26, the Las Cruces Story League presented a puppet show at Mesilla Park 20 School. 21 Children in migrant education will get immunization shots June 30 at 22 Valley View School and Vera Schrader, Children's Librarian, is planning special 23 entertainment program for the boys and girls. 24 The Las Cruces School District loaned Branigan Library 1,673 easy books 25 for the summer months. The Library Board expressed appreciation for the cooper- 26 ation between Branigan Library and the Las Cruces School District. %V 27 2. Personnel. Mary Helen Marquez, a high school student working at 28 Branigan Library as a library page, finished up May 28. Two Student Incorporate 29 students, Mary Ann Cherry and Chelo Leon, started work at Branigan June 1. The 30 five employees at Branigan on the CETA program are extended until February 1. 31 Two staff members will be leaving in August. Dwight Riggs on CETA will 32 go to the University of Denver to get his Masters in Library Science and Maria %W - 4 - F 1 Viramontes on CETA, whose husband just graduated from NMSU, will move to Grand 2 Junction, Colorado, where her husband will teach. Clara Martinez, head of 3 Technical Services, was married to George O'Daniel June 18. 4 The librarian has sent the Board a letter from Marian Baker complimenting %W 5 three staff members for the fine job they did on a reference question for her. 6 The three staff members were Sara Johnson, Dwight Riggs and Pat Greathouse. 7 The librarian and his secretary, Cathy Jacobs, attended a City purchasing 8 meeting June 17. Terry Johnston gave a speech at the Hospitality House June 9 14, on the Homebound and the Talking Book services. `` 10 3. Circulation. The circulation for May 1976 was 18,551. 11 The total for the first 11 months of Fiscal Year 1975-76 is 224,583 which 12 surpasses the total for fiscal year 1974-75. 13 June 1, 1976, the circulation was 1,184 which is one of the highest all 14 time circulations at Branigan. 15 The Inter-library Loan circulation statistics for May showed that 35 16 books were loaned to other libraries and 48 books were received for Branigan 17 patrons. 18 4. Exhibits. The June Author of the Month was Dr. Mary Welsh and July's 19 author will be Dr. Gene Brack. 20 Some present library exhibits are: summer recreation in Las Cruces, famous 21 documents of the United States, and a summer reading program exhibit. 22 The materials for the Bicentennial Summer Reading Program were printed by 23 Central Files at City Hall and the librarian commented on the fine job done. 24 5. Gifts. The library received a $200 check in June from the National 25 Federation of the Blind, Las Cruces Chapter, to purchase large print books. 26 Office Supply on South Main donated toys and books to the library. Fred 27 West, a talking books and homebound patron died recently and his family asked 28 that memorials be given to Branigan in lieu of flowers. 29 Also memorial money-for Charles Hanna has been given to Branigan Library. y, 30 6. Library Building. Bob Stone, City Planner, is doing research on space 31 and square footage needed for a new library. His preliminary results as well 32 as a site possibility were discussed by the librarian. - 5 - �., 1 Mrs. Roach said that the Library Board is glad that the City Planning 2 Department is looking to the future and is aware of Branigan's critical need 3 for space and a new facility. Mr. Stone's final report will go tothe City 4 Commission. 5 The librarian was asked to invite Mr. Stone to the next Board meeting to 6 discuss his study on a larger library facility. 7 7. Other New Business. The new film projector and screen have arrived. 8 Fifty copies of "Echoes of the Past" are available for sale at Branigan. The 9 log cabin, across the street from Branigan is open during the summer from 8:30 10 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. 11 The librarian said that he will be on vacation from July 1 to July 17 12 visiting his parents in Omaha. 13 There will be no Board meeting in July and the next meeting will be August 14 31. 15 With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5;35 p.m. 16 17 Respectfully Submitted, 18 19 20 21 Don Dresp Library Director 22 DD:cj 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32