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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
April 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. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the agenda for the April 19, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of March 22, 2016. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Perry was in attendance to present the Friends report. There will be a one-day media sale on April 30th; daily sales have increased significantly from the same period last year; the train station book program is going very well with demand growing.

A period of public expression was held.

There was a lengthy presentation made by H2M architects and engineers regarding the proposed renovation at the Main library. A question/answer period followed.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #22, March End of Month, totaling $505,138.62 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #23, April Disbursements, totaling $204,707.45 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #24, Q1 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $16,249.32 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, that Warrant #1, April Capital Fund, totaling $5,250.00 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. She answered questions pertaining to the possible integration of our time and attendances software with our payroll package. This will be further discussed.

Ms. Berger stated the Station Branch Planning Committee continues to keep abreast of all possibilities relating to this endeavor.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to accept the Personnel Report for April, 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.

Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her report and stated she will be meeting with the Foundation Committee regarding filing for 501(c)(3) status and moving forward in this regard.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:12 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:13 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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