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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
October 18, 2016, at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

PRESENT: Trustees: Ann M. Berger, Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Chuck Rosner and Paul Ehrlich

Library Director: Joanne Adam; Assistant Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind

EXCUSED:

Ms. Berger called the meeting to order at 5:38 p.m.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, to approve the agenda for the October 18, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of September 20, 2016. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A presentation was made by members of H2M Architects and Engineers updating information pertaining to the library’s renovation.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #7, September End of Month, totaling $593,352.11 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #8, October Disbursements, totaling $89,846.76 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #2, October Capital Fund, totaling $475.00 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner stated the Foundation Committee met with Peter Klein who has agreed to head up the Library’s Foundation. Several meeting are set to meet with Ken Grounds in this regard.

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

Assistant Director Kristine Casper gave a brief update on the migration back to PALS and stated that we are scheduled to go live on November 16th. She is working on the scheduling of maintenance staff while several employees are out.

Assistant Director Teresa Schwind stated the reference desk was moved back to the original location in the Adult and Reference Services Department and everyone seems to be pleased.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report highlighting her meeting with the Huntington Community Council where Ms. Nielsen provided information on our Foundation Center. Also mentioned was the new initiative at the Station Branch to expand library services to immigrants and the process for citizenship.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:24 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to enter Executive Session to discuss a potential contract. The vote was unanimous.

At 8:35 p.m., Ms. Berger reconvened the meeting.

At 8:36 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to adjourn the meeting. At 8:37 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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