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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
February 16, 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 5:30 p.m.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the February 16, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of January 19, 2016. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #18 January End of Month, totaling $355,950.00 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #19 February Disbursements, totaling $115,315.06 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

The Finance Committee met in review of the proposed 2016-2017 budget which recommended a 0% increase.

The Station Branch Planning Committee met via phone calls and continues to discuss options regarding the Station Branch, including working with a real estate agent.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch to accept the Personnel Report for February, 2016. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Kristine Casper stated she continues to work with Jane Coane on the new format of the newsletter; the NYS Report was completed and briefly reviewed; stats for the month were distributed.

Assistant Director Theresa Schwind continues to work on personnel issues and learning HR responsibilities. She will start keeping stats on genealogy questions as they have been increasing.

Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report highlighting items relating to space planning, the Station Branch and the proposed budget for 2016-2017.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the 2015 Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the proposed 2016-2017 Operating Budget. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:14 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adjourn the meeting. At 6:15 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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