HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Held November 19, 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 6:03 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the agenda for the November, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of October 15, 2019. The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Ted Scholmann from Baldessari & Coster LLP was in attendance to present the Independent Auditor’s Report of the Huntington Public Library for the year ended June 30, 2019. He briefly reviewed key highlights/variances within the report 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, 2019, 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 period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #10, October End of Month, totaling $363,775.43 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #11, November Disbursements, totaling $970,567.88 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #5, November Capital Fund, totaling $121,326.95 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

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

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper gave a progress report on the Main roof replacement project and stated that a punch list meeting is scheduled to take place some time in December. After a meeting with Tom Romano, Ms. Casper stated that the new phones are expected to be installed mid-January.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind thanked the Board of Trustees for attending the 90th Anniversary at the Station Branch which was a big success and very well attended. Other items noted were that she, along with Laura McKinley, wrote a grant for $2,000 for tablets, and that all purchase orders for furniture on the Main floor should be completed by spring.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report highlighting items relating to the NYS Construction Aid, as well as the SCLS Budget and Trustee vote. There was a discussion on the upcoming passport training program/acceptance facility, which should be rolled out some time in January. In addition, there was discussion on on e-book lending, as well as the Stony Brook Medicine’s Healthy Libraries Program.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the proposed SCLS operating budget FY 2020. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:25 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Baush, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:26 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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

 

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