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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
May 17, 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 Mr. Rosner, to approve the agenda for the May 17, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

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

Ms. Perry and Ms. Morgan were in attendance to present the Friends report. Ms. Perry stated there will be a general membership meeting on June 7th; the Friends earned $640 in sales from the April 30th book sale. The next book sale will be in September.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #25, April End of Month, totaling $324,311.94 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant # 26, May Disbursements, totaling $113,172.53 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #2, May Capital Fund, totaling $3,000.00 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the transfer of $547,431 from the Reserve Balance to the Development Fund to be used by the Station Branch. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, to approve the disposal of assets consisting of four computers. 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. McKenna-Bausch stated the Facilities and Renovation Committee met with Administration and decided to scale back the renovation of the Main Branch. They will, however, proceed with plans for work on the HVAC and installation of LED lighting.

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

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

Assistant Director Theresa Schwind added that she is working on obtaining appraisal of certain materials from the local history room and will be proposing some environmental controls in this regard.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report. The Board requested to meet with Mr. Kenneth Grounds regarding the Foundation.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Mr. Rosner, for approval to replace the Core Network Switch at an approximate cost of $16,000. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:15 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to enter Executive Session to discuss legal issues. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:16 p.m., Mr. Ehrlich reconvened the meeting.

At 7:17 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:18 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

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Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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