HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES

Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held October 15, 2019, at
  338 Main Street, Huntington, New York

PRESENT: Trustees: Pat McKenna-Bausch, Kimberly Hawkins, Ann Scolnick, Ann M. Berger and Chuck Rosner
Library Director: Joanne Adam
Assistant Library Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind
Recording Secretary: Claire Tietjen

EXCUSED: Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m.

Ms. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the October 15, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of September 17, 2019. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #7, September End of Month, totaling $356,098.49 paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #8, October Disbursements, totaling $226,272.45 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #9, Q3 Medicare Reimbursement, totaling $21,517.16 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #4, October Capital Fund, totaling $305,172.00 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to accept the Personnel Report for October, 2019. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper updated her written report stating she had another meeting with Barrett Roof and H2M. She provided additional information on the progress of the roofing project, as well as providing quotes for fixing the library’s plumbing issues.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Change Order from Barrett Roofs, Inc. dated September 30, 2019, in the amount of $47,623.80. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind briefly reviewed her written report adding that she assisted in handling recent building and plumbing issues the library experienced. She also noted the Station Branch is being spruced up in anticipation of the 90th Anniversary and that several town officials will be attending and/or speaking at the event.

Library Director Joanne Adam thanked Ms. Casper and Ms. Schwind for their help in the problem solving of recent building/plumbing issues. Ms. Adam reviewed items contained in her written report including the upcoming Trustee Workshop, e-Book Lending and updates on the telephone system. She also noted there is on-going staff training on Sexual Harassment.

Correspondence was received and responded to regarding the possible use of solar paneling.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:01 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, to enter Executive Session to discuss real estate matters and contract negotiations. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:52 p.m., Ms. McKenna-Bausch reconvened the meeting.

At 7:53 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:54 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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

 

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