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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
March 22, 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 5:32 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the agenda for the March 22, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of February 16, 2016. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Zirpolo was in attendance to present the Friends report. The Friends will be sponsoring several upcoming programs; they continue to receive many books for the book sale (a lot of them in poor condition); donations for the memorial fund are still coming in with a total received of over $700 so far. The Friends will either match or contribute to this fund as well. The April Friends meeting will be the last meeting for Ms. Zirpolo. We all thank her for her past service to the Huntington Public Library and wish her well.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #20, February End of Month, totaling $425,516.24 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, that Warrant #21, March Disbursements, totaling $275,587.61 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Chuck Rosner, candidate for Library Trustee for the next five-year period, spoke about his candidacy and took questions from the audience.

There was a presentation made by Library Director Joanne Adam of the 2016-2017 proposed budget. This was followed by a question/answer period.

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 Committee met and that they continue to actively investigate/review all options pertaining to future plans for the Station Branch.

The Foundation Committee met with Mr. Ken Grounds to find out the status and to pursue the startup of the Library Foundation.

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

In lieu of a written report, Assistant Director Kristine Casper stated she had just recently attended the Innovative Users Group Conference in San Francisco where she met with key individuals regarding the library’s migration back to PALS. She also met with various vendors in this regard. Ms. Casper also reported on a meeting she attended regarding the alarm system, as well as security for the back door.

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

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report highlighting items regarding the renovation, the Station Branch and the library’s transition back to PALS.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:48 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, to adjourn the meeting. At 6:49 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

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Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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