Minutes. Public Meeting of our Cambridge Public Library Board.

Don Warner Saklad filed this request with the Cambridge City Clerk of Cambridge, MA.
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From: Don Warner Saklad

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Minutes from yesterday's Public Meeting of our Cambridge Public Library Board. Handwritten, unapproved Minutes are public at the time created and to be available for library staff and to be available for library users. Notes of open meetings taken by secretaries are public at the time that they are created
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Don Warner Saklad

From: Lopez, Donna

December 16, 2013

Dear Mr. Saklad:

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Requested dated December 13, 2013 requesting Minutes of the Public Library Board.

Please be advised that this request has been forwarded to the City Manager and the City Solicitor for action.

Very truly yours,

Donna P. Lopez,
City Clerk

From: Don Warner Saklad

Thank you Donna P. Lopez !

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lopez, Donna

Nancy/Arthur:

Please respond to the request.
Thanks

Donna P. Lopez,
City Clerk

From: Keplin K. U. Allwaters

Mr. Saklad,

Please see the attached correspondence and documents in response to your recent follow-up e-mails of January 31, 2014, January 11, 2014, and December 13, 2013 to Donna P. Lopez.

Sincerely,
Keplin Allwaters





Keplin K. U. Allwaters
Assistant City Solicitor
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
LAW DEPARTMENT
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Voice: (617) 349-4121 ● Fax: (617) 349-4134
TTY: (617) 349-4242
E-mail: kallwaters@cambridgema.gov

From: Don Warner Saklad

Thank you Keplin K. U. Allwaters !

From: Don Warner Saklad

Thank you Donna P. Lopez !

From: Don Warner Saklad

Please send the Minutes of the most recent Public Meeting of our Library Board... that is most recent as of 14 February 2014.

From: Lopez, Donna

February 14, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information of this date requesting the most recent minutes as of February 14, 2014 of the Cambridge Public Library Board.

Please be advised that this request has been forwarded to the City Manager and the City Solicitor for action.

Very truly yours,

Donna P. Lopez
City Clerk

From: Keplin K. U. Allwaters

Mr. Saklad,

Please see attached in response to your February 14, 2014 public records request.

Sincerely,


Keplin K. U. Allwaters
Assistant City Solicitor
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
LAW DEPARTMENT
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Voice: (617) 349-4121 ● Fax: (617) 349-4134
TTY: (617) 349-4242
E-mail: kallwaters@cambridgema.gov

From: Don Warner Saklad

Many thanks Keplin K. U. Allwaters !
Many thanks Donna P. Lopez

From: Keplin Allwaters

Please see attached.

Sincerely,
Keplin Allwaters

From: Don Warner Saklad

Please arrange for access to read the minutes of the last Public Meeting of our Public Library Department Board.

From: Lopez, Donna

Dear Mr. Saklad:

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information of March 11, 2014 requesting the most recent minutes of the Cambridge Public Library Board.

Please be advised that this request has been forwarded to the City Manager and City Solicitor for action.

Very truly yours,

Donna P. Lopez,
City Clerk

From: Don Warner Saklad

Thank you Donna P. Lopez !
Thank you Keplin K. U. Allwaters !

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Cambridge Public Library
Board of Library Trustees
February 26, 2014
Minutes

A regular meeting of the Board of Library Trustees was held on February 26, 2014 at 6:30PM in the Trustees’ Room, 449 Broadway. The following members of the Board of Library Trustees were present:
 Janet Axelrod
 William Barry
 Andre Mayer
 Patricia Payne
 James Roosevelt
 Nancy Woods
Also present:
 Susan Flannery, Director of Libraries
 Marilyn Gagalis

Minutes from the January meeting were approved.

Correspondence was acknowledged from:
 Victor McElhinny

Old Business:
 Nancy Woods and Janet Axelrod reported on recent fundraising efforts.
 Susan Flannery announced that the Friends of the Library are in the early stages of becoming a 501c3 nonprofit. They have prepared a draft of their memorandum of understanding between the Friends and the Library. After a discussion, the Board decided that the language needs to be expanded to include how the name of the library may be used.
 Susan Flannery updated board members on requests for the library’s FY15 budget including the capital requests. The capital budget includes restoration of the O’Connell Branch exterior and reorganization of Mail Library circulation and reserve system.
 Susan Flannery provided an update on the project at the Central Square Branch. The Branch will re open on March 10th and events have been planned for opening day and each day of the first week. The Lewis Room is not yet complete but will be receiving new carpet, drapes and AV equipment shortly.

New Business:
 Susan Flannery reported on the MBLC 2015 Legislative Agenda. Massachusetts Legislative Day is March 31st and all trustees are encouraged to attend. The library will prepare handouts specific to Cambridge and the needs of our community. It will include statistics on digital use increase in Cambridge and it will voice our support of aid to regional libraries.
 Board members decided to schedule a joint meeting with the Board of the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.
 Susan Flannery announced two special upcoming programs, the Curious George program on May 8th and the de Sousa Mendes program on May 1st.

The next meeting date will be March 13, 2014.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Andre Mayer, Secretary

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lopez, Donna

April 2, 2014

Mr. Saklad:

Your inquiry has been forwarded to the City Manager and the Law Department.

Very truly yours,

Donna P. Lopez,
City Clerk

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lopez, Donna

Mr. Saklad:

This has been sent to the City Manager and the Law Dept.

Very truly yours,

Donna P. Lopez,
City Clerk

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lopez, Donna

I am forwarding your e-mail to the City Solicitor.

Very truly yours,

Donna

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Keplin Allwaters

Dear Mr. Saklad,

I attach a letter in response to your recent e-mails to the City concerning your December 13, 2013 and March 14, 2014 G. L. c. 66, § 10 public records requests. I also attach copies of correspondence referenced in my attached letter to you.

Sincerely,
Keplin Allwaters

Keplin K. U. Allwaters
Assistant City Solicitor
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
LAW DEPARTMENT
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Voice: (617) 349-4121 ● Fax: (617) 349-4134
TTY: (617) 349-4242
E-mail: kallwaters@cambridgema.gov

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 13, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: KEPLIN K. U. ALLWATERS

Mr. Saklad,

In response to your below inquiry, please see the attached e-mail.

Sincerely,

KEPLIN K. U. ALLWATERS
ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
LAW DEPARTMENT
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Voice: (617) 349-4121 ● Fax: (617) 349-4134
TTY: (617) 349-4242
E-mail: kallwaters@cambridgema.gov

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