HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

338 Main Street

Huntington, New York 11743

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

Held March 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 6:06 p.m.

Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Me. Rosner, to approve the agenda for the March 16, 2021, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.

Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of February 16, 2021. The vote was unanimous.

A period of public expression was held.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #19, February End of Month totaling $305,058.52, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, that Warrant #20, March Disbursements, totaling $292,178.18, is paid. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Mr. Rosner, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #3, March Capital Fund totaling $4,275.00 is paid. The vote was unanimous.

Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill gave an update related to compensating balances mentioned last month. Our bank will not be increasing the fees.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper updated her report by adding that the Fire Alarm Control Panel and smoke detectors passed inspection, the AED’s as part of our Public Access Defibrillation program also passed annual inspection, the first-floor men’s restroom at the Main will be repaired next week, the electrician is coming tomorrow to repair outside lights, and the Art Walk planning committee met to set a date of Sunday, September 12 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm for the next Huntington Village Art Walk.

Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind gave an update that staff training is ongoing for the new Event software and it should be ready for a soft roll out for summer program registration. Work continues on setting up the new webpage and mobile app. The Meeting Room carpet will be installed later this week.

Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her report including an update on daily operations and summer Sunday hours. A quote for new carpeting in the Auditorium and the first-floor non-fiction stack area was discussed.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Mr. Rosner to close on Father’s Day, Sunday, July 4th, Monday July 5th, and remain open from 1:00 – 5:00 pm the remaining Sundays this summer until Labor Day as long as the current COVID-19 cases remain to steadily decline in this area. The Board reserves the right to revisit the schedule should the pandemic situation worsen again. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Mr. Rosner, to approve a quote for new carpet purchased off NY State contract for the Auditorium in the amount of $21,946.76 as presented. The vote was unanimous.

A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to approve a quote for new carpet purchased off NY State contract for the first-floor non-fiction stack area in the amount of $36,855.35 as presented. The vote was unanimous.

Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper presented the Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries – 2020. A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Mr. Rosner to accept the report as presented. The vote was unanimous.

Correspondence and Communication: A patron email regarding a specific program concern was acknowledged.

A second period of public expression was held.

At 7:47 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. Berger to adjourn the meeting. At 7:47 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:                     Prepared By:

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

 

 

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