HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Held December 17, 2019, at
  1335 New York Ave., Huntington Sta., 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 6:10 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the agenda for the December 17, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of November 19, 2019. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Scolnick stated that the Friends of the Library donated trays of cookies for the staff to enjoy during the holidays.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #12, November End of Month, totaling $338,955.40 paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #13, December Disbursements, totaling $200,857.69 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #6, December Capital Fund totaling $111,685.46 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the budget transfer of $7,750 from the General Fund to the Capital Fund. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the transfer of $1,100,00 from the Unassigned Fund to the Station Development Fund. The vote was unanimous.

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

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

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper stated that the roofing project is officially finished coming in at near budget with a total cost of $583,000. Balances were done on the HVAC project and adjustments made resulting in increased airflow on the second floor. Telephone installation is scheduled for December 26th at the Main and on December 23rd at the Station Branch. Training is scheduled for early January.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind stated she is fine-tuning items pertaining to the first floor renovation, including working on the “senior” area and looking into signage. She is also working on digitizing in the Local History Room.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report. There was some discussion regarding the 2020 budget vote, as well as 5G awareness. Other items mentioned included the recent passport training and the holiday scavenger hunt.

Ms. Berger stated a thank you note was received from Ms. Mulvihill for the get-well basket that was sent to her.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:16 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. At 7:17 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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

 

 

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