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Trustee Meeting Minutes – April 11, 2016

Library Trustee Meeting April 11, 2016

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Celeste Decker, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report: Virginia presented the March 2016 minutes, and there were a few grammatical errors which were corrected. Bob motioned to accept the amended minutes and Celeste seconded. All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report: Nancy distributed the treasurer’s report and it was noted that this report shows fuel and water for the old library separate. This has been brought up several times. These lines should be combined and titled simply: FUEL and WATER. Nancy will speak to the Treasurer about correcting this.   It was also noted that $5613 was returned to the town and there was discussion on how this is documented in our budget. It may cause confusion showing it and will have to be explained during the budgetary process. Bob motioned to file the report for audit and Virginia seconded. All in Favor.

Old Business: Nancy reported that the projector, screen and blue ray DVD player purchase are all moving forward.   Gerry Rousseau will be handling the electrical work for the new technology.   Bob stated that he is waiting to hear back from Selectmen regarding the parking lot. Nancy reported that she is working on obtaining quotes for the new cases and table in the front entryway. It will be wood (cherry) and set up to store food pantry items in the case.

New Business: Tom Rand, Epsom Historical Association, met with the Trustees to discuss the need for assistance with keeping the old library/Historical Association open. The Trustees and Nancy all offered to help cover the Wednesday hours.   It was decided to meet on Wed. May 11 @ 6-8pm @ the Historical Association building. The members of the Historical Association will give us orientation on operations there and then each of us will sign up to work a few shifts through the summer.

Trustees that are available will be signing up to attend the May 23rd NH Library Trustees Association Conference and Annual Meeting.   This has proven to be helpful for all members.

Next meeting scheduled for: May 2, 2016 @ 6:30pm.

Submitted:   Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – March 7, 2016

Library Trustee Meeting March 7, 2016

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Carole Brown, Celeste Decker, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report:  After reviewing the February 2016 minutes, Bob motioned to accept the minutes and Carole seconded.  All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report:  Nancy distributed the treasurer’s report and noted that the new figures in the budget reflect the proposed amounts for 2016 budget, but are subject to voter approval.  If the budget fails, then the default numbers will be inserted into the budget.  Virginia noted that this report shows fuel and water for the old library separate.  These lines should be combined and titled simply:  FUEL and WATER.   Bob motioned to file the report for audit and Virginia seconded.  All in Favor.

Director’s Report:  Nancy noted that a community member approached her about donating something to the library in memory of his wife.  It was suggested that perhaps a table could be created line the ones we have in the other rooms, but sized to fit in the entry way.  Nancy will check with the prison or Lyndon Furniture that created the tables we currently have, to see if they could produce one for the entryway.  Nancy also spoke about the need to find someone to help re-finish some of the furnishings.  It was suggested that Virginia call Tom Bosiak to see if he could help with this.

Old Business:  Nancy reported that she is still working on the project, screen and blue ray dvd player purchase.  The cost to do the whole system through CCS would be approx. $7,500 and this would include all fixtures, shipping and installation.

New Business:  There was discussion on the library Trustee positions and it was agreed to keep the same positions.  Bob as Chair, Virginia as Secretary and Carole as Treasurer for the upcoming year and Celeste to continue as our alternate trustee.  Trustees reviewed the policies and found them to be pertinent and up to date.  Celeste spoke about the need to do something with our old library building.  It was discussed to look seriously at having the old building moved to the current library site.

Next meeting scheduled for:  April 4, 2016 @ 6:30pm.

* Rescheduled to April 11, 2016 @ 6:30pm.

Submitted:    Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes-February 1, 2016

Library Trustee Meeting February 1, 2016

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Carole Brown, Celeste Decker, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report:  After reviewing the January 2016 minutes, a small change was made to the last paragraph changing wording from “retiring” to ‘out on medical leave. Bob motioned to accept the amended minutes and Carole seconded.  All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report:  Trustees            reviewed and discussed the treasurer’s report provided by Dodie Duclos.  The 2015 appropriations budget which will be published in the Town Report was also reviewed.  Bob noted that $5,613 will be returned to the town.  Trustees signed the letter of agreement for the 2016 Board of Selectmen regarding the payroll and budget process for the upcoming year.

Old Business:  Bob will be calling Advanced Paving the regarding the parking lot expansion.  He is also hoping to contact Hugh Curley and Keith Cota to meet with him and the paving company.

New Business:  Nancy provided the employee contracts with the disclaimer that if the town doesn’t approve the budget, the raises will not be valid.  There was discussion regarding the preparation for the Deliberative session.  Trustees also spoke about going forward with the painting maintenance that was identified at previous meetings.  It is hoped that if funds are available we will move on having the children’s arts area painting.  It is important to try to keep up with maintaining our rooms in the building.

Nancy noted that the Friends of the Library would like to cover expenses to refinish some of the furniture such as tables and chairs.

Bob noted that there will be the Annual Library Trustees Association conference on May 23 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  Trustees all expressed the hope to attend as it proved to be very beneficial in the past.

Next meeting scheduled for:  March 7, 2016 @ 6:30pm.

Submitted:    Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – January 4, 2016

Library Trustee Meeting January 4, 2016

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Carole Brown, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report: After reviewing the December 2015 minutes Bob motioned to accept the minutes and Carole seconded. All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report: Trustees reviewed and discussed the budget presentation with the MBC. It was noted that once again it appears to be a difficult budget year. There was a lot of discussion on what could be cut from our current 2016 budget. After being told that we overestimated on some of utilities, Nancy went through all the bills for utilities to see our current expenses. Also it was noted that we would actually have to increase our budget for town water as the Water Commission has approved an increase for maintenance of the tank. We increased the water line by $48. Bob and Virginia looked for areas to make some cuts per the concerns from the MBC. One area that we felt fairly comfortable to cut would be the fuel line. We agreed to cut the fuel by $1,500 and electricity by $2,000. Also we agreed to cut supplies by $1,000. Virginia made a motion that we approve the $4,500 cuts to our budget as discussed. Bob seconded and all in favor. There was further discussion regarding winter maintenance as we can never know exactly what will be needed. Also there is difficulty in finding someone to do the shoveling during snow storms. Nancy has asked Dennis O’Brien to shovel both libraries and noted that he did a good job on the first snow storm. We hope that he will continue to handle this small job for the library.

Due to our small staff it is often difficult for the staff to use their vacation time and this past year was more difficult with a staff member retiring. Virginia made a motion to allow 30.5 hours of vacation time for Nancy Claris and 35 hours of vacation time for Vicki Benner to carry over to the next year. Carole seconded and all were in favor.

Employee contracts will be taken up at our next meeting.

Next meeting scheduled for: February 1, 2016 @ 6:30pm.

Submitted:   Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – December 7, 2015

Library Trustee Meeting December 7, 2015

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Carole Brown, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report:  After reviewing the November minutes Bob motioned to accept the minutes and Carole seconded.  All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report:  Nancy handed out the treasurer’s report.  Trustees reviewed the budget and discussed increases on various lines.  The money budgeted for the projector may have to be encumbered as there has been a delay on choosing the appropriate system.  Bob discussed the budget presentation to the MBC and his thoughts on how to proceed.  He will be highlighting community spirit and continuing the legacy, which are the main drives of our library.  Volunteers and the community actually give the people of our town thousands of dollars in time and expertise.  Approx. $40,000-60,000 is generated through community support which saves in tax dollars.  Volunteers, the Friends of the Library and community supporters are the mainstay to our library, which we all agree is the community center of our town.  The library offers equal opportunity to everyone in our town!

The utilities for the old library have all been included to our regular utilities and the designated lines for the old library can now be removed from the budget.  One increase involves the benefits line, as one additional employee will be taking the insurance benefit.

Bob made a motion to file the treasurer’s report for audit and Carole seconded.  All in favor.

There was discussion regarding creating a warrant article to create an expendable trust for the old library to be moved to the library complex.  Also there was much discussion on utilizing the buildings and the danger of parking in the old lot, especially with the dangerous traffic flow.  There was a proposal to have some programming at the old building, but no decisions were made on anything of these issues.

Trustees noted that the Appreciation dinner was wonderful and everyone agreed it was a great opportunity to show our appreciation to all our volunteers.  Thank you to Nancy for hosting the event at Yeton Tavern.

Trustees reviewed the Employee Handbook and discussed recent changes.  There was discussion to have criminal background checks on the staff and it was agreed to have them done.  There was dicusssion regarding comp.time, holiday pay and sick leave.  It was noted that the dress code is a nice guideline to maintain professionalism, though this has never been an issue.  The review also ensured that the changes of the town’s policy handbook are reflected in our updated handbook.  Bob moved to accept the policy employee handbook and Carole seconded.  All approved.

There was a lot of discussion on who can shovel the walkways at both libraries as no one had responded to earlier requests.

Virginia was reminded to write up the Library Annual report and to submit it to the town office by Jan. 8, 2016.

Next meeting scheduled for:  January 4, 2016 @ 6:30pm.

Submitted:    Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – November 2, 2015

Library Trustee Meeting November 2, 2015

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Celeste Decker, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report:  After reviewing the October minutes Bob motioned to accept the minutes and Celeste seconded.  All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report:  No report available due to a computer issue.

Director’s Report:  Nancy reported that the library will need someone to do the shoveling for the library and the old library.  The person who had done this for the library in the past is no longer available.   Virginia will ask Greg Foss of K & K Landscaping if they can recommend someone to handle shoveling the walkways on snow days.  This would need to be completed before the library opens.

Nancy asked the trustees to discuss the holiday schedule for the library.  It was decided that the library would close early on Thanksgiving at 3pm.  It will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve and since Christmas falls on a Friday, the library will be closed Sat. Dec. 26.

The people counters for the library have arrived but not yet installed.   Gov.Connect has given the library 2 quotes on projectors and they would recommend the one with more lumens.   She has also received a quote for the remote controlled electric screen.   $511-703 are the amounts for the project and $254 for the screen.

Bob then began discussion on the budget and asked for input regarding the upcoming budget presentation.  There was a consensus that the changes that were approved at our last meeting would be part of the presentation.

There was discussion regarding the Capitol Improvement (CNHRCP) meeting that had met for a visioning session and is now meeting with various town departments.  Katie Nelson who is working on the CIP would like to meet with the trustees after the New Year.   Celeste has been in contact with her and directed her to contact Bob to be included at a future meeting.

Trustees are updating the signature cards for the checking account and Anne Clark fund.

Bob has not heard back from Advanced Paving regarding our parking proposal.   He is looking to schedule a meeting Hugh Curley and Keith Cota to go over the parking improvements.

There was discussion about the upcoming event to thank our volunteers, library Friends, and staff.  Trustees organized the menu and plans for the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.  The dinner is scheduled for Nov. 21 @ 5:30pm and trustees will arrive @ 4:30pm to set up.

Bob will provide meat lasagna, Celeste veggie lasagna, Nancy  chicken lasagna, and Virginia will make salad.  Each will also bring a loaf of bread, soda and a dessert.  Nancy will take care of the paper supplies.   Nancy brought up a new idea for a gift for the volunteers.  In the past, they have received umbrellas, and mugs.   This year, she thought that a lined empty journal would be nice, with a photo of the library on the cover.   It was estimated that we would need 30-35 journals and cost would be about $12 each.   Virginia will explore having them created through Snapfish or Shutterfly.

New Business:    Bob noted that his term as a trustee is up this year.  Trustees were unanimous in the hope that he would file to run for another term.  It was stated that he has been a wonderful leader and an asset to the library.  All agreed that the Trustees have a great working relationship and would like to see it continue.

Bob noted that the employee handbook needs to be reviewed at the next meeting.

Nancy asked if Virginia could contact Terry Knowles regarding the balance of funds for the library salary line.

Next meeting scheduled for:  December 7, 2015 @ 6:30pm.

Submitted:    Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – October 12, 2015

Library Trustee Meeting October 12, 2015

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Celeste Decker, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report: After reviewing the September minutes Bob motioned to accept the minutes and Celeste seconded. All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report: Nancy handed out the Treasurers report and the 2015 Appropriations reports provided by the accountant.   She also noted that we need to combine the fuel costs for the old library with the library.   It was noted that the fixtures line has not been spent, but the new film screen, Blue Ray DVD player and projector will use up all the funds in the line.   Bob motioned to file the report for audit and Celeste seconded. All in favor.

The Trustees did a thorough review of the budget and discussed each line. After a lengthy discussion, the trustees decided to move forward the proposed budget increases of approx. $6,800 which would include increases to the following: Books, Video materials, Technology, building maintenance, cleaning, and supplies. Also included in the increase would be a 50 cent raise for employees and a 75 cent increase for the Children’s Librarian. A reduction of $500 would be removed from the website costs. The Chairman of the Trustees will be presenting the library budget to the Board of Selectmen at their Oct. 26th meeting.

The CIP was discussed and the consensus is that we need more time to formulate any plan regarding moving the old library.

The meeting with the Selectmen regarding our parking project was discussed and it seemed to have been favorable. Bob will contact Keith Cota to see if he would be willing to help facilitate the parking lot project.

Director’s Report: Nancy reported that the library continues to see increased usage and participation at the programs. The Appreciation dinner will be on Nov. 21 and Bob and his wife will be doing the invitations.

Next meeting scheduled for: November 2, 2015 @ 6:30pm.

Submitted:   Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – September 8, 2015

Library Trustee Meeting September 8, 2015
Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Celeste Decker, Carole Brown, Virginia Drew
*7:30PM  Hugh Curley joined the meeting
Secretary’s Report:  After reviewing the August minutes and Carole motioned to accept the minutes and Bob seconded.  All in favor.
Treasurer’s Report:  Bob brought forward the information regarding the CD rollover that was reported via email to the trustees.  We need to utilize the funds for children’s books and the amount at this time is $5,611.36.  Nancy will look into this issue to see if we are able to further invest it and to determine the constraints attached to expenditure.  
Treasurer’s report was not available at this time, but trustees noted that we are comfortable with the changes to our budget proposal from our last meeting.  We will ask Dodie Duclos, our treasurer to put the approved increases into our budget for the selectmen.
Trustees next discussed the plan to increase our parking and estimates provided by Keith Cota.  Everyone agreed the plan seemed very reasonable.  Trustees noted that this plan will need to go before the selectmen.   Selectmen Hugh Curley will be joining the trustees later in this meeting.  It was also hoped that we can use money from a non-lapsing fund and have the project completed this year.
Celeste represented the trustees at the Capital Improvement plan meeting.  It was noted that if departments were looking at projects or plans that would cost in excess of $10,000 or more a Capital Expenditure Request Application would need to be processed.   Trustees questioned if the moving of the old library building to our current location would be something to bring forward at this time.  Celeste will notify Barbara Clark that we are looking into moving the old library.  We will look further into doing the application process and note that we will need to find out the logistics and costs involved for the move.
Selectman Hugh Curley arrived and we presented our proposal plan to increase our parking lot by 20 spots.  Hugh noted that it seems a reasonable plan and he would have the selectmen speak to the road agent about this project.  He will find out what services the town can provide to assist with the project.   Trustees and Hugh went outside to view the parking lot.  Hugh felt we had a valid plan and he will introduce it to the selectmen next week.  He asked if trustees could go to the Sept. 28 meeting to bring forward this project.
Director’s Report:  Nancy noted that Nancy Heath has worked on our gardens and done a great job.  We may look into purchasing more plants.  Touch a Truck will be on Sat. Sept. 12 and is always well attended.
 
Next meeting scheduled for:  October 12, 2015 @ 6:30pm.
Submitted:    Virginia J. Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015 Library Trustee Minutes   (Special meeting)

Attendees: Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Carole Brown, Virginia Drew, Celeste Decker, Keith Cota

Trustees had asked Keith Cota to come and discuss ground cover options to allow the library to increase the parking spaces. Road Agent Gordon Ellis was also scheduled to meet with us, but was unable to attend.   He has offered to stop by the library and discuss costs and logistics of putting gravel or crush stone in our open area.   Keith offered to draw up a design utilizing the original parking design created for the old meeting house. With Keith’s experience with the NH Dept. of Transportation as well as his years as a Selectman he was able to outline the possibilities for the library to increase our parking options.

Trustees also discussed the need to change the date for the Appreciation Dinner from Oct. to Nov. 21 @ 5:30pm at the Yeton Tavern.

Next meeting will be September 8, 2015 at 6:30pm.   *NOTE Special Date due to Labor Day

Submitted by Virginia J Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 Library Trustee Minutes

Attendees:  Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Carole Brown, Virginia Drew

Secretary’s Report:  Virginia provided the June & July minutes. Trustees reviewed the minutes. Bob made a motion to approve June & July minutes and Carole seconded.  All approved.

Treasurer’s Report:  Nancy provided the treasurer’s report and trustees reviewed it.  Bob explained that he was still trying to hear from Eastern Propane regarding a better price on propane.  He will continue to try to reach someone for a price quote.  Also we noted that most lines are being spent down and that the water line may go over due to increase in town water costs. Bob made a motion to file the Treasurer’s report for audit.  Carole seconded it and all were in favor.

Old Business:   Due to discussion needed for Budget Preparation, the trustees will continue their review of the Personnel Policy Employee Handbook at their next meeting.  There was discussion regarding criminal background checks for library staff as well as volunteers who work with children.  There was an agreement to go forward with having background checks done as we want to ensure the safety of our staff as well as our patrons.

The trustees noted that an increase of $1,800 for books and a $1,000 increase for the video would be included in the upcoming budget.  Also decided to lower the website line by $500, but increase Technology by $1,500.  The cleaning line needs to increase 1,000 as well as the maintenance line.  Both of these increases are a direct result of the increasing useage of our building and also noting that the building is nearly 10 years old.  Virginia brought up the issue of the parking lot and we discussed putting in gravel or some other suitable material to increase the number of spaces for our patrons.  She will contact Keith Cota and Gordon Ellis to see if they could meet with the trustees to assist with type of material, how much would be needed and cost estimate.  Through further discussion of the budget it was noted that programming should be increased by $500 to allow for at least one or two more programs.  Bob stated that toner and other supplies are predicted to increase by 20% this upcoming year so it was decided to increase supplies by $1,000.  Total increases at the time are tentatively $6,800 and this does not include any salary increases.  We typically wait to see what the selectman offer as an increase to other town employees and have our increase in line with the other town employees.  *Reminder to Virginia to bring the updated Agreement with the Historical Association to the selectmen for their signature.

New Business:  The Volunteer Appreciation dinner is scheduled for Sat. Oct. 24 @ 6pm.  More details as the date gets closer.

Next meeting will be September 8, 2015 at 6:30pm.   *NOTE Special Date due to Labor Day

Submitted by Virginia J Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 Library Trustee Minutes

Attendees:  Robert Paine, Nancy Claris, Celeste Decker, Virginia Drew, Betsy Bosiak, Harvey Harkness, Thomas (TJ) Rand

Secretary’s Report:  The minutes were not available at the time of the meeting.

Special Business:   Bob welcomed the members from the Epsom Historical Association and explained that we are updating the agreement between their Association and the library to reflect the current policy regarding payment of the utilities.  Nancy provided copies of the document and there was discussion regarding item #3 titled RENT.  Betsy noted that there were rules or perhaps regulations from the state regarding hours open to the public and the participation of the library. Betsy also suggested the EHA seek to create a fund within the Capital Budget account for the cost to move the old library to this site.  Nancy clarified that this would be done through the Trustees and could be an expendable trust administered by the library Trustees for this purpose.  There was concession that this would be a positive move by all.

*Item #3 of the 2009 USE & OCCUPANCY AGREEMENT was removed to reflect the vote of the library trustees.

Treasurer’s Report:  Nancy provided the treasurer’s report and trustees reviewed it.  The reports included May and June 2015.  Bob made a motion to file the Treasurer’s report for audit.  Celeste seconded it and all were in favor.  During discussion it was noted that the fuel line for the old library should be rolled into the regular lines for utilities.  It was also noted that the technology costs in the prior month took a hit due to the computer problems.  Nancy explained that currently there is an issue with the printer and computers when the power is interrupted.

 Old Business:   Nancy provided copies of the amended Epsom Public Library policies.  Dianne Bird helped implement the changes to the document and printed out new hard copies to the Trustees.  Virginia noted that Dianne had uploaded all the past minutes and has been extremely helpful.  She is a great asset to our library.  There was discussion on whether staff should have criminal background checks and would this include volunteers.  Virginia will contact Terry Knowles and ask if there a policy or regulation for volunteers regarding background checks.

 New Business:  Trustees did an initial review of the 2016 budget and our plans for the continuation of the 2016 budget process.  Bob noted that the cost of books has continued to increase and our budget should reflect the increase in cost.  Also our technology line needs to increase to cover the monthly upkeep of the public computers.   Computer and printer supplies have continued to increase also.  It is anticipated that the library will need to purchase additional computers next year.  DVD’s are borrowed heavily and we will continue to need more funds to keep up with this demand.  Bob also brought up a concern that we should increase the number of cleaning hours as well as maintenance costs to reflect the continued increase use of the library.  It was agreed that these issues will have to be reflected in the upcoming budget proposal.

 Next meeting will be August 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm.  

Submitted by Virginia J Drew

Trustee Meeting Minutes – June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015 Library Trustee Minutes

Attendees:  Robert Paine, Carole Brown, Nancy Claris, Celeste Decker, Virginia Drew

.Secretary’s Report:  Virginia provided the May minutes. Bob made a motion to accept the minutes & Carole seconded.  All in favor.

Treasurer’s Report:  Nancy explained that the Treasurer’s report was not ready for review and would be emailed later to trustees.  Review of May and June reports will occur at the July meeting.

Director’s Report:  Nancy reported that everything was running well and that there were a few items that were being looked into for purchase.  She and Bob had done some research regarding the new projector as well as a contractor to install a new screen and projector.   Bob had found a company that his school has proposed to use for their needs and we discussed other options as well.  No decision was made at this time to make the purchases and more research will be done by Bob and Nancy.

Old Business:  The trustees and librarian reviewed the library policies.  Changes were made on:

  1. 2-IV Use of Library Materials
  2. A telephone call will be made
  3. An overdue notice email will be sent
  4. A letter and bill will be sent
  5. A registered letter & bill may be sent at the discretion of the librarian.

Under displays add:       “No business solicitations accepted.”

On Pg. 5: remove B (signing internet users form.)  No longer needed.

On Pg. 6 Under Safe Child Policy, ages will be raised to 13 and 16 years.

Update Signature Page.

Once the changes have been made, the trustees will vote to approve the amended document.

The trustees reviewed the staff job descriptions and will add: “Reviewed June 2015” to the bottom of each page beneath July 2012.

There was discussion that the trustees will provide a library representative at the Epsom Public Library Historical Center.  We will also suggest that they look at changing their hours.  Virginia suggested that we invite at least 2 of their board members to our next meeting to further discuss this as well as update our agreement with them.
New Business:   We discussed the benefit of attending the Spring Library trustees conference and everyone agreed it was worthwhile and informative.  There was discussion regarding the balance left in the library’s budget and our ability to have the balance.  Nancy will speak to Terry Knowles regarding this questions.  There was also discussion on new technologies and benefit of having someone to come in to update us.     Bob reminded members to think about budgeting items for our next meeting, including  maintenance and other projects.

Next meeting will be July 6, 2015 at 6:30pm.  

Submitted by Virginia J Drew