HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Held April 21, 2020, Via
  Virtual Conference

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 6:08 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the agenda for the April 21, 2020, Board of Trustees meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of March 24, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #21, March End of Month, totaling $342,974.34 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #22, April Disbursements, totaling $246,352.15 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #23, Q1 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $22,313.67 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #10, April Capital Fund, totaling $67,822.10 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill had nothing new to add to her written report and was available to answer any questions regarding the financial reporting.

The Foundation Committee met via conference call to discuss the position of the library once the pandemic is over.

Ms. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to accept the Personnel Report for April, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

As an addendum to Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper’s written report, she stated that the school district will be sending someone to the library this Wednesday for the annual fire inspection.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind wanted to commend Ms. Adam and all the staff for the phenomenal job everyone was doing and especially in getting the newsletter out with interactive links included.

Library Director Joanne Adam highlighted items contained in her written report with thanks to Tom Romano for his assistance with various Zoom meetings and help with the newsletter links, etc. Ms. Adam talked about meetings she had attended with other zone directors concerning the reopening of libraries once we are given the executive order to do so. It was suggested that all libraries open with a united approach. Other topics discussed included days/hours of operation, materials needed for staff and patron safety, best cleaning products with regard to virus implications and the future of library programming.

There was a brief discussion regarding the option of purchasing the Station Branch and possible tax liabilities.

There was a conversation on the Library hosting an “in memoriam” event for community members who have passed from this pandemic. This will be further discussed at a later date.

At 7:06 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:07 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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

 

 

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