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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 15, 2018,
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. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for May 15, 2018, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of April 17, 2018. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #23, Q1 Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $21,712.38 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #24, April End of Month, totaling $449,922.45 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #25, May Disbursements, totaling $133,866.48 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #11, May Capital Fund, totaling $331,576.92 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager, Jennifer Mulvihill, was available to answer any questions regarding her report with no new transactions to report on.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, for approval of the transfer of $400,000 from Building Improvements in the General Fund to Building Renovation in the Capital Fund. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to accept the Personnel Report for May, 2018. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Rocco Aloe gave a report/update on the security of the Library with suggested recommendations.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, for approval of the purchase of walkie-talkies for the Library up to a total cost of $25,000. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper gave an update as to the next phase of the building project starting next week, as well as information pertaining to the 2019 State Construction Grant, the purchase of new front doors and various studies needed for roof repairs as discussed.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to purchase new automatic front doors at a cost of up to $13,000. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, approving the studies needed for infrared testing to determine the extent of the roof repair, and for solar panels to determine energy efficiency, at a cost of approximately $12,000. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind briefly reviewed her written report highlighting items pertaining to the purchase of new furniture, makerspace visits and revamping the newsletter.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report detailing items to be purchased/replaced in the Periodical Room, as well as the need for additional staffing at the Station Branch.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the spending of up to $60,000 for the renovation of the Periodical Room as discussed. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:38 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to adjourn the meeting. At 6:39 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Kimberly Hawkins, Secretary        Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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