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HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
(Unapproved)

Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held May 16, 2017, at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

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

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

EXCUSED: Paul Ehrlich

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

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to accept the resignation of Mr. Paul Ehrlich effective immediately. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to appoint Trustee Elect Kimberly Hawkins to fill the vacant position left by Mr. Paul Ehrlich effective immediately. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the agenda for the May 16, 2017, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of April 18, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant 24, April End of Month, totaling $465,177.35, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #25, May Disbursements, totaling $110,608.29 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #9, May Capital Fund, totaling $3,478.83 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the budget transfer of $415,000 from Building Improvements in the General Fund to Building Renovation in the Capital Fund. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager, Jennifer Mulvihill, was available to answer any questions regarding her report and talked briefly on the timing of revenues received relating to the fiscal year.

Ms. Berger stated the Foundation Committee met and will be meeting again next week. An article was posted in the Long Islander.

The Labor Management Committee met to discuss an employee issue and they are working to resolve it.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to accept the Personnel Report for May, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Director Kristine Casper stated she heard back from a representative from the SED and is trying to get the project expedited. The Bid Notice has been revised with new dates and is scheduled to be advertised in the Long Islander and Newsday on June 1st.

Assistant Director Theresa Schwind distributed newly revised floor plans for the first floor and a brief discussion ensued.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report and highlighted the following items: the Foundation Committee will be reviewing three small grant applications which was received; a press release appeared in the Long Islander regarding the Foundation; the section of the Policy Book pertaining to Medicare coverage will be updated; there was a discussion regarding payment by the Library for professional memberships; the Library had a worker’s compensation review and a report will be forthcoming.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:30 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. The vote was unanimous.

At 8:00 p.m., Ms. Berger reconvened the meeting.

At 8:03 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to adjourn the meeting. At 8:04 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann Scolnick, Secretary           laire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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