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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 January 20, 2015 at
338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

PRESENT: Trustees: Paul Ehrlich, Ann M. Berger, Ann Scolnick, Harriet Spitzer and Chuck Rosner

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

EXCUSED:

Mr. Ehrlich called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Spitzer, to approve the Library Board Minutes of December 16, 2014, as amended. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager, Jennifer Mulvihill, was available to answer any questions. She stated her office is working on 1099’s and that the retirement audit went well. An official report is forthcoming.

A representative from Baldessari & Coster, LLP was in attendance to review the audit report. He reviewed some of the highlights and stated that the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Huntington Public Library as of June 30, 2014, and the respective changes in financial position for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S.A.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #14, December End of Month, totaling $92,152.79 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Ehrlich made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #15, January General Fund, totaling $205,766.46 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Spitzer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #18, 4th Quarter Medicare Reimbursement, totaling $14,812.35 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the disposal of assets as presented. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger stated the Station Branch Committee met and attended a Source the Station meeting which was held at the Station Branch. Mary Kelly made a presentation of the various services provided by the library.

Ms. Spitzer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to accept the Personnel Report for December, 2014. The vote was unanimous.

As an addendum to the report from Assistant Director Kristine Casper she stated that over 80 surveys have been collected thus far with regard to the focus groups and she thanked the public, staff and the Board of Trustees for their participation.

Assistant Director Teresa Schwind distributed a detailed community profile of the Huntington School District which she obtained and that will help in identifying and targeting services the library should be focusing on.

Director Joanne Adam reviewed her report and stated she will be working on the preliminary budget for 2015-2016 for presentation at the next Board meeting. A 3-D printer is now here on loan from SCLS for a couple of weeks.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:50 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Spitzer, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to enter Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations. The vote was unanimous.

At 8:17 p.m., Mr. Ehrlich reconvened the meeting.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to have Kim Bolan and Associates expand the scope of the analysis of the Huntington Public Library facility to include recommendations for reallocating the existing space and services throughout the entire building. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Ms. Berger, to put into official record a resolution of terms of employment for Library Director, Joanne Adam. The vote was unanimous.

At 8:24 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Ehrlich, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adjourn the meeting. At 8:25 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:           Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Harriet Spitzer, Secretary        Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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