“I appreciate what everyone did after the flood,” said Facilities Committee Leader Paul Fourshee. “This equaled or surpassed the worst flood we have ever had. We had to buy a new shop-vac, and replace the sump pump in the basement.”
Board President Jean Martin said that nothing major was damaged, though a number of cardboard decorations were destroyed. “We’re working to get shelves down there, but in the mean time, we shouldn’t put anything on the floor that can be ruined.”
The broken pump was a major contributor to the severity of the flooding. “Once we had the pump replaced, all the water in the drains was sucked out,” said Martin, who proposed purchasing a number of plastic storage boxes from a discount store to preserve decorations and art supplies.
Portia Ezell enquired about purchasing a storage building for costumes used in local productions, though no action was taken by the board.
Museum Director Paula Lisowsky announced that 105 guests viewed the current Japanese Paper Art exhibit in the month of September, citing the usual “seasonal downturn” with fewer tourists for the lower numbers. She also announced in her report that the museum will be offering October classes in pottery, silk painting and stained glass working.
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