HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

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

Held February 16, 2021, Via
  Virtual Conference
(Approved)

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 6:07 p.m.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the agenda for the February 16, 2021, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of January 19, 2021. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #17, January End of Month totaling $329,068.11, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner, that Warrant #18, February Disbursements, totaling $232,628.41, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve budget transfer of $1,127,800 from the General Fund from the following accounts:

  • Grants $127,800
  • Transfer to Capital Fund $1,000,000

to be transferred into the following accounts in the Capital Fund:

  • Furniture and Equipment $127,800
  • Building Renovation $1,000,00

The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill was notified by the bank that due to market conditions they are requiring higher compensating balances in our accounts.

Ms. Berger reported that the Policy Committee reviewed updates to Sections 600 & the creation of Section 800 of the Policy Manual and are recommending approval thereof.

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

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper had nothing new to add to her written report.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind announced that she, Joanne, Kristine, and Thérèse Nielsen attended the first training session of the new Program Registration module and that staff will begin to be trained in the next few weeks. Work continues on developing the mobile app. The transition to a remote graphic designer for the newsletter went very well.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her report including an update on daily operations. We are planning on opening more services to the public, including browsing the shelves, the beginning of March. Mr. Rosen has been notified of our intent to purchase the Station Branch building.

A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve updates to the Policy Manual Section 600 as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve the creation of Section 800 of the Policy Manual as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:09 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. Berger to adjourn the meeting. At 7:09 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                     Prepared By:

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

 

 

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