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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 October 20, 2015, at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

PRESENT: Trustees: Paul Ehrlich, Ann M. Berger, Ann Scolnick, Chuck Rosner and Pat McKenna-Bausch

Library Director: Joanne Adam; Assistant Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind

EXCUSED:

Mr. Ehrlich called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the Library Board Minutes of September 1, 2015. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Morgan was in attendance to present the Friends report. She reported that at the last book sale the Friends earned over $2,000 in book sales and nearly $200 from raffles. In addition, 25 boxes of books have been sent to Better World Books and 3 boxes were sent to Operation Paperback, bringing the total to 400 books donated thus far. The Friends have funded several children and adult programs including a one-year pass to MOMA.

A period of public expression was held.

A presentation was made by Kim and Rob Cullin from Kimberly Bolan & Associates. A discussion regarding the Library’s renovation followed.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, that Warrant #5, August End of Month, totaling $462,862.66 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #6, September Disbursements, totaling $247,442.45 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #8 September End of Month, totaling $346,704.39 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, that Warrant #9, October Disbursements, totaling $215,584.17 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #10, Q3 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $15,679.54 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, for approval of a budget transfer in the amount of $962,500 from the General Fund to the Capital Fund for Building Renovation. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager, Jennifer Mulvihill, was available to answer any questions regarding her report with no new transactions to report on.

The Personnel Committee met. Library Director Joanne Adam asked for feedback on proposals sent to Board members regarding the hiring of staff.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, agreeing to Proposal #1 which included the hiring of two full-time positions. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner asked for renewed efforts in proceeding with plans for starting up the Library’s Foundation.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to accept the Personnel Report for September/October, 2015. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Kristine Casper was available to answer any questions regarding her report. She will be attending NYLA for the next few days.

Assistant Director Theresa Schwind stated she plans to meet with the Policy Committee to start updating some Library policies.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report highlighting items pertaining to space planning, the Bullet Aid Grant which the Library received, community outreach, staffing, etc.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:10 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:11 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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