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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
November 20, 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 Library Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind

Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill

Recording Secretary: Claire Tietjen

EXCUSED:

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Ms. McKenna-Bausch made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the November 20, 2018, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of October 16, 2018. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

Mr. Ted Schlomann from Baldessari & Coster LLP was in attendance to present the Independent Auditor’s Report for the year ending June 20, 2018. He reviewed key points of interest and stated that in their opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities and each major fund of the Huntington Public Library, as of June 30, 2018, and the respective changes in financial position for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #10, October End of Month totaling $225,818.87 paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #11, November Disbursements, totaling $1,010,428.14 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #5, November Capital Fund totaling $45,308.66 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill answered questions pertaining to practices within her office with no new transactions to report on.

Ms. Berger stated the Foundation Committee had their reception, attended by 50 – 60 people and that is was very well received.

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

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper thanked the Board for supporting staff attending conferences and gave a brief update on the building renovation/punch list.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind stated she is expecting delivery of furniture/fireplace for the magazine room within the next two weeks.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report with updates on the Foundation, staffing and the SCLS budget.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the proposed 2019 Operating Budget for SCLS. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to nominate Michele Lauer-Bader to serve on the System Board to fill a term beginning January 2, 2019 – December 31, 2021. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to appoint Deepa Chandra to fill the position of Treasurer beginning December 1, 2018. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:10 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:11 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

_________________________ _____________________________
Ann M. Berger, Secretary            Claire Tietjen, Recording Secretary

 

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