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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 March 19, 2019, at
1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746

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

EXCUSED:

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the agenda for the March 19, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of February 19, 2019. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Morgan was in attendance to present the Friends report. She announced the Book Sale was a great success, netting $3,923.00 allowing them to be able to support more library initiatives. Inventory has been reduced and donations continue to come into the library.

Meet the Candidate: Current Board member Ann Scolnick is running for Library Board Trustee unopposed. Ms. Scolnick introduced herself and informed the public that she is looking forward to working with the patrons and staff for another five years as she continues to work to find a long term solution for the home of the Station Branch. Questions from the public were answered.

Library Director, Joanne Adam presented the 2019 – 2020 Operating Budget to the public and answered questions. The budget will go to a vote by the public on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Main Library from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. As part of the presentation, Station Branch Manager, Mary Kelly, Head of Adult Services, Therese Nielsen, and Head of Youth & Parent Services, Laura Giuliani, highlighted programs, services, and events in each of their departments.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #19, February End of Month totaling $338,018.08 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #20, March Disbursements, totaling $258,108.37 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #9, March Capital Fund totaling $42,253.02 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill did not have anything to add to her written report.

No committees met.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, to accept the March, 2019, Personnel Report as presented. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper gave an update on the rebates being offered by PSEG upon the completion of the LED lighting and HVAC projects.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind thanked the Friends of the Library for their support of the purchase of the fireplace in the newly renovated Periodicals Room and the staff for their cooperation and role in getting the first floor renovations complete. New carpet is on order and will be installed this summer. The circulation desk is the next area up for new furniture later this year.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report and confirmed that both library buildings will remain open on Sundays all summer and that a new Notary service will be made available to the public at the Station Branch, free of charge.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper presented the 2018 New York State Annual Report for Public Libraries. A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to accept the annual report as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 8:00 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to adjourn the meeting. At 8:00 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann M. Berger, Secretary            Kristine M. Casper, Assistant Library Director

 

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