Minutes of January 17, 2017Written by Super User
HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
338 Main Street
Huntington, New York 11743
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held January 17, 2017, at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York
PRESENT: Trustees: Ann M. Berger, Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Chuck Rosner and Paul Ehrlich
Library Director: Joanne Adam; Assistant Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind
Ms. Berger called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the January 17, 2017, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.
Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of December 20, 2016. The vote was unanimous.
Ms. Morgan was in attendance to present the Friends report. They will be having a book sale the weekend of Jan 28th and 29th. In addition, they have suspended supplying books to the train station as the bookcase is currently broken.
A period of public expression was held.
There was a presentation from Pansy Chang from H2M Architects and Engineers regarding further updates to the library’s renovation plans.
Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to authorize the Library Director to proceed with plans, as presented by H2M, to be submitted to the S.E.D. The vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #14, December End of Month, totaling $298,843.05 paid. The vote was unanimous.
Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #15, January Disbursements, totaling $145,747.75 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #16, Q4 Medicare Reimbursements totaling $17,277.62 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #5, January Capital Fund, totaling $30,086.32 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
Business Manager, Jennifer Mulvihill, was available to answer any questions regarding her report and briefly reviewed some key line items contained in the financials.
Mr. Rosner stated that the Budget & Finance Committee met to discuss the tax levy for the 2017-2018 budget.
The Foundation Committee met. Mr. Rosner stated that there are 12 members thus far and that Ms. McKenna-Bausch has agreed to help with stationery and a logo.
Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to accept the Personnel Report for January, 2017. The vote was unanimous.
As an addendum to Assistant Director Kristine Casper’s written report, she added that departmental program statistics and analysis will be provided next month.
Assistant Director, Theresa Schwind stated that since rejoining the PALS consortium, circulation has seen a tremendous increase in inter-library loans; she is interviewing for a part-time sub for the History Room and talked about further plans for improving and highlighting the prominence of the room/collection.
Library Director, Joanne Adam reviewed her written report. She requested that the library buy additional chairs for the Meeting Room and Station Branch. In addition, she briefly discussed the “Little Free Library” display which was placed at Town Hall for public use.
A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, authorizing the purchase of 150 new chairs at a cost of $24,012. The vote was unanimous.
A second period of public expression was held.
At 6:55 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to enter Executive Session to discuss a personnel related matter. The vote was unanimous.
At 7:10 p.m., Ms. Berger reconvened the meeting.
At 7:11p.m., a motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Berger, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:12 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted: Prepared By:
Ann Scolnick, Secretary Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary