Minutes of September 1, 2015Written by Super User
HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
338 Main Street
Huntington, New York 11743
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held September 1, 2015, at
1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, New York
PRESENT: Trustees: Paul Ehrlich, Ann M. Berger, Ann Scolnick, Chuck Rosner and Pat McKenna-Bausch
Library Director: Joanne Adam; Assistant Director: Kristine Casper
EXCUSED: Assistant Director Teresa Schwind
Mr. Ehrlich called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m.
Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the Library Board Minutes of July 21, 2015. The vote was unanimous.
Ms. Zirpolo was in attendance to present the Friends report. Highlights included the following: the Friends are now linked to the Library’s webpage; the next book sale will be on September 25, 26 and 27 – volunteers are needed; nearly $3,000 has been given to the Adult Department for upcoming programs, as well as a popcorn machine purchased for the Children’s Department; over $5,600 has been earned this past fiscal year on book sales; the next Friends meeting will be held on October 6, 2015.
A period of public expression was held.
A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #3, July End of Month, totaling $336,379.19 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #4, August Disbursements, totaling $130,275.10 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
Business Manager, Jennifer Mulvihill stated that the Library’s audit is currently underway and that the auditors will be here for the next two days.
Ms. Berger stated that the Facilities and Renovation Committee met with Administration to discuss preliminary plans for the renovation of the Main building. It is anticipated that a final report will be available by the October Board of Trustees meeting.
Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to accept the Personnel Report for August, 2015. The vote was unanimous.
As an addendum to Assistant Director Kristine Casper’s report, she stated that the Encore upgrade has not occurred yet; a hot spot has been purchased to use at street fairs, etc., and that she is working on having the library listed as a “heating/cooling” center for Suffolk County in times of emergencies.
Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report. She discussed highlights of the recent Staff Development Day and stated she received some good feedback from staff. The Holiday and Sunday Schedule was discussed to include additional Sundays the Library will be closed. She recently met with the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at Huntington Schools. A flyer for the Annual Trustee Workshop was distributed and an additional date for New Trustee Training in October was discussed.
A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to amend the Holiday and Sunday Schedule for 2015-2016, as presented by Ms. Adam. The vote was unanimous.
A second period of public expression was held.
At 6:25 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. The vote was unanimous.
At 7:27 p.m., Mr. Ehrlich reconvened the meeting.
A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the amended Personnel Report for August. The vote was unanimous.
At 7:29 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:30 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted: Prepared By:
Ann Scolnick, Secretary Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary