A Couple of items that are of interest on tonight’s council agenda.
The Manager will present a report to the Council on the Sealer (see attached)
Also the City is declaring the Smith-Baker Center has surplus and for sale. At one time this was a beautiful performance center with some great inside architecture. There is a restricted use connected to the RFP that states it needs to again be used for arts and entertainment.
I expect the “Acting” City Clerk Brian Leahey to be at his Post during tonight’s meeting.
In Today’s Sun there is a Letter to the Editor that caught my attention regarding the Library staff, it is worth re-printing in its entirety:
Library staffers need a work adjustment
As someone who has worked library circulation desks for 16 years, I would like to say, regarding the recent descriptions of how Pollard Memorial staff members have been spending their workdays, that if a worker is writing personal emails and EChat, he cannot possibly be working. Also, if a worker is spending his work hours hacking, he/she cannot possibly be working. I assume City Hall pays these workers to work. Hacking, as far as I know, is illegal and should be dealt with accordingly. I wonder how long this staff member has been hacking and what other government hardware has been hacked into.
I would also like to say that a library job is a customer- service job. Workers are expected to be welcoming, helpful, social. So many times, I see workers doing little or no work, standing around, chatting with each other and even conspiring with each other.
What is this place? I dread going to the desk for checkout when certain workers are on duty because I know I will be given a dirty look, treated as if I am invisible, have my card practically thrown back at me. This is not professional library behavior, and some workers clearly are not suited to public service. The city needs to look into hiring people who care and who value their jobs.
LEO RACICOT Lowell