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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 November 21, 2017, at
  338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

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

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

EXCUSED:

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

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the agenda for the November 21, 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 October 17, 2017. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Perry was in attendance to present the Friends report. She stated that the Friends recently sponsored the program, Return to Camelot and that their next book sale will be held on February 3rd and 4th.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #10, October End of Month, totaling $441,080.99 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #11, November Disbursements, totaling $831,293.26 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #5, November Capital Fund, totaling $6,144.54 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

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

Mr. Rosner stated the Foundation Committee met and are continuing in their efforts to contact over 300 people in this regard.

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

Assistant Director Kristine Casper reported on updates to the construction project which has begun. Light fixtures have been replaced in various areas of the Library including the Main Meeting Room.

Assistant Director Teresa Schwind stated that furniture has been ordered for the first floor; the quite study room will be painted and used as a multi-purpose room; they are waiting for a price quote for a fireplace and its installation.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report. She stated that the Trustees needed to vote on the SCLS budget. She highlighted items pertaining to the NYLA Conference she attended, as well as the Paid Family Leave Law which was recently approved by the Union.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the SCLS budget as presented for 2018. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, for the Library to opt into the Paid Family Leave Law to include all Library employees effective as of January 1, 2018, with the Library paying the premium for the first two months. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:07 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to enter Executive Session to discuss a legal matter. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:20 p.m., Ms. Berger reconvened the meeting.

It was decided that Ms. Adam will continue negotiations with our landlord regarding the option to lease the second floor of the Station Branch building.

At 7:22 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:23 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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Kimberly Hawkins, Secretary        Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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