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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 September 17, 2019, at
  1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Sta., New York

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

EXCUSED Assistant Library Director: Kristine Casper

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:11 p.m.

Ms. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the agenda for the September 17, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of July 16, 2019, as amended. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick, representing the Friends, reminded all to renew their membership.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #3, July End of Month, totaling $343,325.60 paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #4, August Disbursements, totaling $381,394.41 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #2, August Capital Fund, totaling $2,594.48 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #5, August End of Month, totaling $500,910.76 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #6, September Disbursements, totaling $165,179.62 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

No committees met this month.

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

In the absence of Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper, Ms. Adam highlighted some key items contained in her written report which included the increase of attendance at children’s programs at the Station Branch, the success of the Island Harvest lunch program and the need for camera upgrades at the Station Branch. Mr. Rocco Aloe, spoke about the additional cameras that would be needed at the Station Branch.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the quote of $13,949.24 to replace the first floor cameras at the Station Branch. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind highlighted items contained in her written report adding that she will look into the possibility of providing a digital version of the newsletter. There was a brief discussion of the plans for the 90th Anniversary of the Station Branch which will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Library Director Joanne Adam spoke about the ongoing roof project, as well as the upcoming renovation of the first floor. There was a brief discussion regarding our Overdrive collection and the possibility of merging our digital collection with SCLS’s LiveBrary collection. This will be further discussed.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the amount of up to $110,000.00 needed to renovate the first floor (circulation area/tables) of the Main library. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:40 pm, a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to enter Executive Session to discuss the terms of our lease at the Station Branch. The vote was unanimous.

At 8:25 p.m., Ms. McKenna-Bausch reconvened the meeting.

At 8:26 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to adjourn the meeting. At 8:27 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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

 

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