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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
January 19, 2016, 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 5:35 p.m.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the agenda for the January 19, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the Library’s Board of Trustees Minutes of December 15, 2016. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Morgan was in attendance to present the Friends’ report. She stated the train station book shelf program is going very well; the next book sale will be held next month; a new podium in the auditorium was partially funded by the Friends.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #15, December End of Month, totaling $438,907.23 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #16, January Disbursements, totaling $250,798.84 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #17, Q4 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $16,288.44 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager, Jennifer Mulvihill, was available to answer any questions regarding her report. She stated that as of the first quarter of 2016, the Library will now be exempt from the MTA tax.

Ms. Berger stated that the Station Branch Planning Committee met and that the Library Director will address this matter later in her report.

The Budget and Finance Committee met and agreed with the Director’s recommendation to return to the PAL’s consortium.

The Facilities & Renovation Committee met to discuss the options available for selection of the Library’s architecture firm.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to accept the Personnel Report for December, 2016. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Kristine Casper had nothing new to add to her written report.

Assistant Director Theresa Schwind had nothing new to add to her written report.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her report in greater detail with regard to the full staff meeting scheduled for March 7, 2016, and the recommendation/selection of the firm, H2M, as the Library’s architects.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the hiring of H2M as the Library’s architects for the upcoming renovation. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Adam continued to review her report with an update to plans for the Station Branch/Conte Center, the 2016-2017 budget and the handling of memorial donations. Costs relating to staying as a stand-alone vs. going back to the PAL’s consortium were briefly discussed.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, for the Library to return to the PAL’s consortium. The vote was unanimous.

Voting forms for the SCLS Trustee Vote were collected.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:55 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, 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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