HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
(Unapproved)
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Held February 18, at
  338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

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

EXCUSED: Kimberly Hawkins

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the amended agenda for the February 18, 2020, Board of Trustees meeting to include the following items under New Business: Presentation of the 2020-2021 Proposed Operating Budget; Approval of the 2019 Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of January 21, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Morgan was in attendance to present the Friends report. They will be having their book sale starting this Thursday throughout the weekend and will be raffling off tickets to both the Engeman Theater and the Paramount.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #17, January End of Month, totaling $519,786.31 paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #18, February Disbursements, totaling $129,641.81 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #8, February Capital Fund, totaling $76,863.98 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to accept the Personnel Report for February, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper reviewed items contained in her written report with regard to on-going projects at the library adding that the elevator shaft needs to be repaired at an approximate cost of $5,000.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind commented on the progress of the main floor renovation, as well as a new service for Curbside Pickup.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report noting the possibility of the Station Branch being an early voting location and also that this year’s library vote will be using the voting machines and not paper ballots as originally thought. She also talked about the need for additional laptops/charging cart for use at the Station Branch.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the purchase of 10 laptops and a charging cart at a cost of up to $12,000 to be used at the Station Branch. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Adam gave a presentation of the 2020-2021 Proposed Operating Budget highlighting various differences from the past year..

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the preliminary operating budget for 2020-2021 as presented. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Casper gave a presentation of the 2019 Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries highlighting various changes/substantial differences from 2018.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to accept the Annual Report as presented and that the Library operated in accordance with all provisions of Education Law and the Regulations of the Commissioner. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:50 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:51 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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

 

 

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