FAIRFIELD COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OCTOBER 21, 2008
The Fairfield County District Library Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at the Main Library in the Third Floor Meeting Room.
TRUSTEES PRESENT WERE: Dr. Denise Callihan, Orman Hall, Ronald Keaton, Mary Mesi, Margaret Quamme, and Peter Vandervoort.
TRUSTEES EXCUSED WERE: Mary Davis
Also attending were Marilyn Steiner, Library Director; Cathy Woodruff, Fiscal Officer; and Leslie Yost, Administrative Assistant.
The Meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by Orman Hall, President.
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Orman Hall introduced Robert Neinast who has a concern regarding the Library's dress code. Mr. Neinast appealed to the board to remove the requirement of wearing shoes from the Code of Conduct. Mr. Neinast sited several articles in support of his request. These articles were provided in advance and were included in the September Board packet mailed to each Trustee. Following public participation, Mr. Neinast excused himself from the meeting.
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Code of Conduct as Pertains to Dress Code
The Board of Trustees discussed the recommendation of Mr. Neinast to remove the part of the Code of Conduct policy requiring customers to wear shoes. Board members expressed their concerns over this recommendation. The Board concluded that they would like to look into the situation further and has asked Ms. Steiner to contact Roy Hart, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney to discuss this matter before a response is made to Mr. Neinast. The Board also asked Ms. Steiner to send Mr. Neinast a letter thanking him for his presentation and telling him that his recommendation is being taken under advisement and that they will inform him of their decision.
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