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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 December 15, 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 5:32 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the Board of Trustees’ Agenda for December 15, 2015. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Library Board Minutes of November 17, 2015. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Zirpolo was in attendance to present the Friends’ report. She stated they plan to sponsor several upcoming library programs, as well as pay for improvements to the fish tank’s filtration system at a total cost of approximately $4,000. The train station book shelf has been a great success and they are once again sending books to Operation Paperback. Trays of holiday cookies were delivered to each floor. January 4, 2016, is their next meeting.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #13, November End of Month, totaling $435,568.44 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #14, December Disbursements, totaling $115,342.33 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

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

Ms. Berger stated the Station Branch Planning Committee met and are currently reviewing all options, determining values of land, property and buildings in the Station Branch area.

The Facilities and Renovation Committee met and examined the rooftop equipment with Mr. Sheuchenko to see firsthand the items addressed in his written report that are in need of repair.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to accept the Personnel Report for December, 2015. The vote was unanimous.

As an addendum to Assistant Director, Kristine Casper’s report, she stated various pros and cons of staying a stand-alone versus going back to the PALS consortium. A discussion ensued with regard to this and the potential costs involved.

Assistant Director, Teresa Schwind stated she is working on creating a community profile noting that the minority community is increasing overall. There was some discussion regarding improvement and implementation of services over databases and physical items at the Station Branch.

Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her report and stated she will be arranging for some committee meetings after the holidays to review policies, budget & finance, etc.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the SCLS budget as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:55 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. At 6:56 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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