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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
Held February 21, 2017, 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 5:30 p.m.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ehrlich, to approve the agenda for the February 21, 2017, 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 January 17, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Morgan was in attendance to present the Friends report. The Friends will be funding an upcoming program at the Station Branch, as well as providing a rolling bookcase for the train station. Besides earning proceeds from the sale of books at the Library, the

Friends will try utilizing Thrift Books in order to earn 50% proceeds from their on line sale of our books.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #17, January End of Month, totaling $462,863.02 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #18, February Disbursements, totaling $280,607.30 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #6, February Capital Fund, totaling $13,822.42 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner reported that the Foundation Committee met and that a number of people have joined and committees formed. They are in the process of finding officers and plan to meet again on March 1st.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to accept the Personnel Report for February, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Kristine Casper stated that the application for the facilities renovation project has been submitted to the SED and that the project is moving forward.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, and unanimously accepted, to approve the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Huntington Public Library is proposing the following projects listed below:

SED No: 58-04-03-03-6-015-004 Building Upgrades and;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees, after review of the action proposed, 6 NYCRR §617.5, and the opinion provided by H2M Architects & Engineers, hereby determine that the proposed improvements at this Library are a Type II Action pursuant to 6 NYCRR §617.5(c) (1) and (2) of the implementing regulations of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and will, therefore, by definition, have no significant adverse impact on the environment.

Assistant Director Theresa Schwind stated she is working with various vendors regarding furniture quotes for the main floor and possible outlays. She is also busy reorganizing the local History Room.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her report. There was discussion regarding the main floor renovation and the purchase of furniture for various areas.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the proposal by Huntington Business Products to provide the furniture and installation of such, as presented, at a cost of $21,763.10. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Adam continued with discussion of the proposed budget giving two possible options.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the proposal, as presented, with a .75% increase in the budget. The vote passed with four yays and one no from Mr. Rosner.

There was discussion of the possibility of the Library opening on Sundays, on a trial basis over the summer, at the Main location.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Main Library opening on Sundays, on a trial basis over the summer. The vote passed with four yays and one no from Mr. Rosner.

Ms. Casper gave a brief review of the State Report with no dramatic changes from the previous year. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the NYS Report for 2016 as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:47 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Baush, to adjourn the meeting. At 6:48 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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