HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
(Unapproved)
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Held January 21, 2020, 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
Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill
Recording Secretary: Claire Tietjen

EXCUSED:

Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the agenda for the January 21, 2020, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

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

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #14, December End of Month, totaling $342,190.89 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #15, January Disbursements, totaling $389,625.65 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant 16, 4th Qtr. Medicare Reimbursements, totaling $21,387.66 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #7, January Capital Fund, totaling $77.059.94 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the budget transfer of $85,000 from Building Renovation to Professional Fees ($75,000) and Major Repairs ($10,000) in the Capital Fund. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the asset disposal of Business Communication System/Phone System handsets and cabinets located in both buildings. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Ms. Mulvihill reported that W2’s and 1099’s have been distributed and that she is looking into having preliminary talks with our TD Bank representative regarding obtaining a commercial mortgage for the Station Branch.

Ms. Hawkins made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to accept the Personnel Report for January, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

As an addendum to Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper’s written report, she stated that a new snow removal contract will be for removal of snow after at least two inches or more have fallen. A hot water circulation pump in the boiler room needs to be repaired at a cost of approximately $5,000. Quotes are being obtained for plumbing work needed at both buildings.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind stated she and Ms. Jastrzebski are working on a new curbside pick-up program.

Library Director Joanne Adam briefly reviewed her written report noting the telephone system is now up and running; we will be using paper ballots at the upcoming budget vote, and that we are still waiting on approval from the Department of State before we can begin accepting passport applications.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:55 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to adjourn the meeting. At 6:56 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                Prepared By:

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

 

 

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