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HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
Unapproved

Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held January 15, 2019, at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

PRESENT: Trustees: Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Ann M. Berger, Kimberly Hawkins and Chuck Rosner
Library Director: Joanne Adam
Assistant Library Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind
Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill
Recording Secretary: Claire Tietjen

EXCUSED:

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the January 15, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of December 18, 2018. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #14, December End of Month totaling $344,696.21 paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #15, January Disbursements, totaling $265,620.18 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #16, Q4 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $21,310.38 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #7, January Capital Fund totaling $42,150.49 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to accept the Personnel Report for January, 2019. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper briefly reviewed her written report with updates to the current HVAC project, as well as plans for the upcoming roof repair project.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind stated the fireplace is installed and has received tremendous positive feedback from patrons. Painting on the lower level will begin this week. There was some discussion on plans for the upcoming 90th Anniversary celebration of the Station Branch.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report adding that two individuals reported that they took and passed the citizenship test after taking classes given at the Station Branch. Ms. Adam also stated the tax cap for this year will be at 2%.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve Section 000 of the Policy Manual. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adopt the Sexual Harassment policy, as presented, with approval from the Library’s attorney. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:07 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to enter Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:46 pm, Ms. McKenna-Bausch reconvened the meeting.

At 7:47 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:48 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann M. Berger, Secretary            Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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