HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

MINUTES
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Held January 19, 2021, Via
  Virtual Conference

PRESENT: Trustees: Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Ann M. Berger
Kimberly Hawkins
and Chuck Rosner
Library Director: Joanne Adam
Assistant Library Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind
Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill

EXCUSED:

Ms. Hawkins called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

Mr. Rosner made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the agenda for the January 19, 2021, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of December 15, 2020. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

Teddy Scholmann from Baldessari & Costser, LLP was in attendance to present the Annual Audit Report for fiscal year 2019-2020.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #14, December End of Month totaling $496,207.46, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #15, January Disbursements, totaling $283,633.47, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #16, the Q4 Medicare Reimbursements totaling $25,436.67, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #2, January Capital Fund totaling $10,342.36 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill was pleased to report the remainder of our tax monies for this fiscal year was deposited and a request to wire the funds to us in the future was made to ensure timely delivery.

Ms. Berger reported that the Policy Committee reviewed updates to Sections 400 & 500 of the Policy Manual and are recommending approval thereof.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to accept the January 2021, Personnel Report as presented. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper answered questions related to the Energy Savings chart included in the packets that showed the overall reduced energy costs following the completion of the LED/HVAC projects.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind answered questions related to the new website, upcoming newsletter and the carpet install on the front stairs.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her report including an update on daily operations as we have temporarily moved to curbside services due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in our area. We have received an appraisal of the Station Branch building and will be reaching out to the landlord regarding purchase. Nicole Jastrzebski has been promoted to Principal Clerk. We needed to change the dates of the Budget Presentation and Meet the Trustees meeting due to having the vote in May with the school district.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the revised Schedule of Regular Monthly Board of Trustee meetings as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve updates to the Policy Manual Section 400 as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve updates to the Policy Manual Section 500 as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 6:58 p.m., a motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger to enter Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations. The vote was unanimous.

At 7:30 p.m., Ms. Berger reconvened the meeting.

At 7:31 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch to adjourn the meeting. At 7:31 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                     Prepared By:

_________________________        _____________________________
Pat McKenna-Bausch, Secretary      Kristine M. Casper, Assistant Library Director

 

 

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