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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 June 20, 2017, at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

PRESENT: Trustees: Ann M. Berger, Ann Scolnick, Chuck Rosner, and Kimberly Hawkins Library Director: Joanne Adam; Assistant Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind

EXCUSED: Pat McKenna-Bausch

Ms. Berger called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the June 20, 2017, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of May 16, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #26, May End of Month, totaling $428,244.17, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #27, June Disbursements, totaling $240,763.05 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #10, June Capital Fund, totaling $3,487.84 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve Asset Disposal for Disc Repair System in Technical Services that was originally purchased in 2009 and is no longer in working condition. It was replaced in 2015. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger stated that a member of the Station Branch committee met with the Director and members of the community regarding the service and space needs of the Station Branch.

Mr. Rosner stated that the Huntington Library Foundation continues to meet monthly and is satisfied with their success.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the Personnel Report for June, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the salary restructure of the substitute staff members as presented. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Kristine Casper announced that the State Education Department approved the plans for the upcoming project at the Main Library and reviewed the timeline for construction. She informed the Board of recent repairs to the AC units and the Fire Alarm panel.

Assistant Director Teresa Schwind gave an update on the furniture selection for the first floor reading areas. A thank you letter regarding Local History research services conducted by Ms. Schwind was shared.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written reported and elaborated on the following items: library staff participated in the community’s Relay for Life at Huntington High School; clerical positions in the Business Office and Customer Services were filled; the report has been completed for the Worker’s Compensation audit and a follow up meeting with the insurance representative will be scheduled where a Safety Manual and recommendations for staff training will be discussed; the NYS Family Paid Leave law will take effect in January, 2018 and more information regarding our possible compliance will be forthcoming as we do not expect at this time that we are obligated to participate; the Harwood Institute training program was explained in more detail; the Construction Grant application has been opened and the deadline is September 18, 2017; Net Neutrality and how it affects libraries was discussed in further detail; there is possible legislation in NYS that may ask patrons to indicate if they would like to be an organ donor on library card applications; and the Annual Trustee Workshop is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Library Director Joanne Adam informed the Board that the Huntington Library Foundation awarded three small grants for: “Coding with Dot and Dash” for the Children’s Department; “Digital Picture Frames as Informational Signs” for the Adult Department; and “Targeting An At-Risk Audience, Programming for Teens” at the Station Branch.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick to accept the awards as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:25 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann Scolnick, Secretary           Kristine Casper; Assistant Director

 

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