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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 April 17, 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 5:34 p.m.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the April 17, 2018, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of March 27, 2018. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #21, March End of Month, totaling $503,719.38 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #22, April Disbursements, totaling $143,724.75 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #10, April Capital Fund, totaling $10,189.38 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill stated she is looking into getting slightly higher C.D. rates for Library accounts.

Mr. Rosner stated the Foundation Committee is looking into the Maker Spaces project and continuing to reach out to people for donations.

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

Assistant Director Kristine Casper gave an update on some facilities issues, next steps that are planned, as well as no heat issues at the Station Branch. Also discussed was the need for duct cleaning at the Station Branch.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the hiring of contractors for the purpose of cleaning the ducts at the Station Branch, up to an amount not to exceed $18,000, and after discussion/approval from the Library’s attorney. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Teresa Schwind stated she, along with others, met with vendors regarding furniture for the Station Branch. She also briefly mentioned some very successful programs such as L.I. Reads and the Creative Writing program.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the spending of $38,892.26 for the purchase of furniture to be used at the Station Branch. The vote was unanimous.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report highlighting the need for additional part timers to staff the additional space acquired at the Station Branch. Ms. Adam also spoke briefly about the Citizenship Program.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:22 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:10 p.m., Ms. Berger reconvened the meeting.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to offer a retirement program to the staff with details still to be worked out. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:12 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:13 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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Kimberly Hawkins, Secretary        Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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