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HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES

Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held January 16, 2018, at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

PRESENT: Trustees: Ann M. Berger, Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Chuck Rosner and Kimberly Hawkins

Library Director: Joanne Adam; Assistant Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind

EXCUSED:

Ms. Berger called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the January 16, 2018, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of December 19, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Morgan was in attendance to present the Friends report. She stated that the next book sale will be on the weekend of February 3rd and 4th; they will be sponsoring two upcoming adult programs – Divalicious and Cotton; approximately 100 books per week are being delivered to the train station.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Baush, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #14, December End of Month, totaling $330,212.02 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #15, January Disbursements, totaling $130,361.97 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #16, Q4 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $17,890.20 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Baush, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #7, January Capital Fund, totaling $116,437.83 paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the name change from Development Fund to Station Development Fund and to move $793,771 from the unassigned fund to the Station Development Fund. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill stated the Library received the remaining tax dollars from the school district for February through June; the Paid Family Leave bill of approximately $6,000 was received of which approximately $4,000 will be paid for from contributions; information regarding registering for an account in Pay Checks will be sent to employees.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to accept the Personnel Report for January, 2018. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Kristine Casper gave a brief update on the renovation project as well as a PALS update, noting there will be no access to computers/databases on Monday, February 12th due to a system migration.

Assistant Director Teresa Schwind stated a contract has been signed with the electrical company for work to be completed in the quiet study room and that furniture should be arriving by the end of the month.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report noting that the Foundation is planning a reception for all donors for Thursday, March 29, 2018. In addition, she received information that the N.Y.S. tax cap is 2%.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:15 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to enter Executive Session to discuss a real estate matter. Ms. Hawkins was excused. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:20 p.m., Ms. Berger reconvened the meeting.

Ms. McKenna Bausch made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that based on recommendation from our attorney, the Library has decided to lease the second floor of the Station Branch building. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:25 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:26 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Kimberly Hawkins, Secretary        Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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